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Format: Word Document
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
Availability: In Stock
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study

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Publisher's Description

A self-absorbed man and a troubled boy develop a transforming friendship.


No man is an island, poet and preacher John Donne wrote in the early 1600s. Well, maybe not an island, but perhaps a personal pleasure cruise nowadays? Our stuff has helped us cut our moorings with those around us. About A Boy is a film about two disconnected people two islands. One is a self-centered, affluent man who is disconnected from others by choice and by means. The other is a troubled, outcast boy who longs for healthy connections with others but can t find them. Interestingly, the man s self-absorbed, pleasure-cruise lifestyle intertwines with the boy s, leading to transformation and community for both.

This study will help you discuss the themes and questions raised in About a Boy. How do the cultural values of isolation and affluence affect us? How are incarnation and human transformation related? What s the place of community in our disconnected society?

Discussion Guide

    Movie Summary

    Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*

--Isolation and Affluence

(Amos 6:1 7)

--Sacrificing for Others

(John 1:1 14)


(Ecclesiastes 4:9 12; Acts 2:42 47)

    As the Credits Roll

Based On

About A Boy (Universal, 2002), rated PG-13.

Photo © Copyright Universal

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