The Hunger Games and the Gospel (Study Guide Edition): Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God [NOOK Book]

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In a globalized world full of uncertainty and injustice, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series has captured the imaginations of readers looking for glimmers of hope. The tale of Katniss Everdeen's journey of survival in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem, where bread and circuses distract the privileged and allow a totalitarian regime to oppress the masses, parallels situations in our world today. At the same time, the series' themes of resistance to oppression and hope for a better world, portrayed honestly as...
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The Hunger Games and the Gospel (Study Guide Edition): Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God

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Overview

In a globalized world full of uncertainty and injustice, Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series has captured the imaginations of readers looking for glimmers of hope. The tale of Katniss Everdeen's journey of survival in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem, where bread and circuses distract the privileged and allow a totalitarian regime to oppress the masses, parallels situations in our world today. At the same time, the series' themes of resistance to oppression and hope for a better world, portrayed honestly as messy and difficult endeavors, echo the transformative way of life Jesus offered his followers.

"The Hunger Games and the Gospel" explores these themes in The Hunger Games series that have resonated so deeply with readers by examining their similarity to the good news found in Jesus' message about living in the ways of God's Kingdom. Taking the rich statements of the Beatitudes, which serve as mini-pictures of God's dreams realized on earth as in heaven, each chapter reflects on how those pictures are exhibited both in the narrative of The Hunger Games, and in Jesus' time, and then explores their significance for our own world. Thought-provoking questions provide direction for personal reflection and group discussion. Readers are invited to allow the inspiration of The Hunger Games help them live in the ways of the Kingdom of God by discovering how they too can work toward the possibility of a better world.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014130059
  • Publisher: Patheos Press
  • Publication date: 3/26/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 731,495
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author

Julie Clawson is the author of "Everyday Justice: The Global Impact of Our Daily Choices" and a frequent speaker on the topics of Christianity, culture, and justice. She holds degrees in English and History and a Master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College, and is currently studying theology at the Seminary of the Southwest. Julie is a complete sci-fi/fantasy geek who enjoys exploring the ways great stories like The Hunger Games can help Christians understand their faith. She also just loves really good stories. Julie lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Mike and two imaginative children Emmaline Eowyn and Aidan Elessar. She can be found writing about faith, justice, culture, and whatever else interests her at www.julieclawson.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Wow - very unfortunate that the first reviewer rated the book po

    Wow - very unfortunate that the first reviewer rated the book poorly be cause of a mistake s/he made. Fantastic book. Amazingly well thought out, and very integrative. It is not your typical "and the bible / and the gospel" genre book - instead, it is fantastically researched and wonderfully relevant. It is not a sorry attempt to get kids interested in the gospel by relating it to something they already like. It has deep and meaningful content. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is interested in the gospel and has enjoyed the Hunger Games series.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Amazing

    This book looks very good

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    I want this book but I don't have a nook! So i'm afraid I'm forc

    I want this book but I don't have a nook! So i'm afraid I'm forced to
    get Finding God In The Hunger Games! It doesn't look as good but I feel
    like it's my only choice! What should I do?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Hi

    Hi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Haaaa

    Toast= Mr and Mrs Mellark

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    U KNOW

    Boy with the bread plus girl on fire equlis toast

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Hard Hitting!

    I read the first chapter, and I couldnt help but rate this five stars ! IT IS WORTH READING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Disapoinyted

    If u thor this wa hunger gamzc ur rong i wasrd miny on thiz booi for nnothing dont get book

    0 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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