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Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
|Publication Date: 2007|
How Movies Helped Save My Soul: Finding Spiritual Fingerprints in Culturally Significant FilmsGareth HigginsRelevant Books / 2003 / Trade Paperback$12.59 Retail:1.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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Swashbuckling Faith: Exploring for Biblical Treasure With Pirates of the CaribbeanTim WesemannMultnomah / 2006 / Trade Paperback$16.19 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Faith, Film and Philosophy: Big Ideas on the Big ScreenEdited by R. Douglas Geivett & James S. SpiegelInterVarsity Press / 2007 / Trade Paperback$23.40 Retail:
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Growing numbers of church leaders are discovering that many films are able to impact viewers with gospel truths almost as well as a good sermon. Ed McNulty, a former pastor and longtime reviewer of films, offers this guide to help church leaders enter into dialogue with contemporary films. McNulty carefully crafts a theology of movies and then provides practical suggestions for creating and leading movie discussions with groups. In addition, he provides people from all across the theological spectrum with a framework to understand whether the overall message of a film outweighs concerns over profanity, violence, or sex in the film. He concludes by introducing twenty-seven films and including provocative questions about each that will prepare leaders to assemble and facilitate a group.
Popular films explored include The Color Purple; Crash; Hotel Rwanda; The Matrix; Million Dollar Baby; O Brother, Where Art Thou? and The Shawshank Redemption.