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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Family Movie Discussion Guide Bible Study
This sweet movie for the whole family beautifully illustrates how the power of love can cure loneliness not just for a little girl, but also for an entire community.
Because of Winn-Dixie is the story of 10-year-old Opal and her single dad, an itinerant preacher. They move to a small Florida town, where we see their struggles with loneliness she missing her mother, he missing his wife, and both without a friend in the world. We meet other lonely characters, all needing a friend and a healthy dose of unconditional love and redemption.
Enter a large, scruffy, affable dog with a knack for getting himself into trouble and into the hearts of everyone he meets. The pooch, Winn-Dixie, a friend to the friendless, turns the whole community upside down in more ways than one. This discussion guide will explore the issues of loneliness, community, and the biblical concept of remembering and how those memories can keep our hopes alive.
Discussing the Scenes Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch
(Genesis 2:18; Ruth 1:1 21; Job 19:13 19, 25 27)
(Deuteronomy 6:4 9, 15:15; Joshua 1:13; Hebrews 11)
(Psalm 126:1 3; Matthew 3:16 17; Luke 5:1 11; Isaiah 51:11; Jeremiah 31:13b)
As the Credits Roll
Because of Winn-Dixie (20th Century Fox, 2005), directed by Wayne Wang, novel by Kate DiCamillo, screenplay by Joan Singleton, rated PG for thematic elements and brief mild language.
Photo © Copyright 20th Century Fox
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