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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
Publication Date: 2009
|Availability: In Stock|
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
During World War II, eight American GIs fight their way through D-Day carnage to find a private who lost his three brothers in combat.
Simply surviving the deadly D-Day beaches was miraculous enough. Now eight American GIs have been ordered to navigate the post-invasion chaos to find and save paratrooper Private James F. Ryan. The mission to find Ryan, who lost three brothers during a brief period of combat, is like finding a needle in a stack of needles. The GIs struggle to maintain their sanity and humanity throughout the perilous mission.
This study will help you discuss the themes developing between Saving Private Ryan s intense, graphic, and prolonged combat scenes. How do the GIs react when carnage overwhelms them, takes the lives of courageous friends, and sometimes spares the undeserving? How do they cope with a mission that endangers all their lives for the sake of one man they ve never met? And how can anyone maintain mercy and decency when evil abounds?
Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*
--Limits to Mercy and Decency
(Matthew 6:14 15; 18:21 35)
--Sacrificing for Others
(2 Samuel 11:2 17; Romans 3:22 24; 5:6 8)
--Responding to Overwhelming Chaos
(1 Samuel 17:41-49; Mark 14:66 72)
As the Credits Roll
Saving Private Ryan (DreamWorks, 1998), directed by Steven Spielberg, rated R.
Photo © Copyright DreamWorks
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