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Message Behind the Movie: How to Engage with a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith
     

Message Behind the Movie: How to Engage with a Film Without Disengaging Your Faith

by Douglas Beaumont
 

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Some Christians denounce nearly every move that Hollywood produces; others celebrate even the most morally and artistically questionable. While most Christians can agree on the cultural importance of films, very few are able to interpret movies with insight and understanding. Apologetics professor and film lover Doug Beaumont wants moviegoers to become more

Overview

Some Christians denounce nearly every move that Hollywood produces; others celebrate even the most morally and artistically questionable. While most Christians can agree on the cultural importance of films, very few are able to interpret movies with insight and understanding. Apologetics professor and film lover Doug Beaumont wants moviegoers to become more informed viewers, by better grasping the cinematic techniques and genre considerations that filmmakers use to communicate their central themes. He also wades into hot-button issues of nudity, violence, and language in movies, helping Christians to more carefully evaluate celluloid depictions of sin.

Packed with quote and excerpts from many of Hollywood's most successful films, and from some of the indie favorites that have gained cult followings, The Message Behind the Movie is a fun and enlightening look at the art from that defines our age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802432018
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

Doug Beaumont helps readers understand that a reasoned and balanced approach to film consumption will help both viewers and Hollywood to consistently encourage the good, true, and beautiful in film and in the marketplace of ideas.
-Mark Joseph, Columnist and Host: Bullypit.com, The Huffington Post, Foxnews.com

This book helps readers understand and appreciate movies and storytelling, and provides a concise, commonsense application of apologetics to film.
-Brian Godawa, Author and Screenwriter: Hollywood Worldviews, To End All Wars

Doug has written an insightful, enjoyable, and practical guide for thoughtfully watching film.
-Sean McDowell, Teacher, Speaker, and Author: Apologetics for a New Generation

The Message Behind the Movie is a welcome companion for anyone interested in the relationship between faith and film.
-Robert Velarde, Author: Conversations with C.S. Lewis, The Heart of Narnia

Meet the Author


DOUGLAS M. BEAUMONT is pursuing a Ph.D. at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, NC. He teaches Bible and Philosophy at Southern Evangelical Bible College and speaks around the country on various topics related to Christianity. His work has been published in The Christian Apologetics Journal, The Baker Dictionary of Cults and World Religions, and he was the one of the only Protestant writers to be included in The Best Catholic Writing 2006. He lives with his wife, son, bird, and dog in Charlotte, NC.

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