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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
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?
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
About A Boy (Universal, 2002), rated PG-13.
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