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

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

by Julie Clawson

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The Hunger Games and the Gospel (Study Guide Edition): Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God by Julie Clawson

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014130059
Publisher: Patheos Press
Publication date: 03/26/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 867,554
File size: 356 KB

About 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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The Hunger Games and the Gospel (Study Guide Edition): Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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I read the first chapter, and I couldnt help but rate this five stars ! IT IS WORTH READING!
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