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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
A story of devastating pain and unquenchable hope.
When young Navy seaman Antwone Fisher s explosive anger threatens his military career, Fisher is sent to psychiatrist Jerome Davenport to figure out how to overcome his problems. In the process, Fisher is forced to face the devastating childhood that scarred him. In this story, based on Fisher s true story, he faces his past abandonment and abuse and searches for his lost family. In the process, he learns about his own woundedness and strength. He also discovers a mentor and friend to guide him toward a better future.
Use this discussion guide to look more deeply at the themes of this movie. What does the film say about the problems created when a society fails its most vulnerable members? How can sharing personal stories be an important step toward healing and growth? Is it possible to choose to be healed from past pain? How can bearing another person s burdens help us grow? What are the gifts that come from strong family life?
Discussing the Scenes Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch
--The Power of Anger
(Proverbs 14:17; Proverbs 29:11; James 1:19 20; Exodus 22:21 22; Proverbs 6:16 19)
--The Choice to Heal
(John 5:1 9a)
(Galatians 6:2; Romans 12:15)
--The Importance of Family
(Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 4:8 10; Exodus 34:6 7; Jeremiah 31:27 30; John 9:1 3; James 1:27)
As the Credits Roll
Antwone Fisher (Mundy Lane Entertainment/Twentieth Century Fox, 2002), rated PG-13.
Photo © Copyright Twentieth Century Fox
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