Almost everyone goes to the movies-including Christians. Recognizing this, the authors present a unique resource to help believers engage and enjoy films of faith. Included are resources for understanding and discerning the Christian message relevant to thirty-three recent movies now available in video or DVD formats.
This unique book examines topics such as racial reconciliation, forgiveness, and service through films such as Planet of the Apes; Billy Elliot; Life is Beautiful; The Truman Show; and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
This is a great resource for pastors, youth group and small group leaders, Christian educators, and believers who enjoy renting and reflecting on movies will love this resource for both teaching and personal enjoyment.
Robert K. Johnston is a professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and formerly served as dean of North Park Theological Seminary. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Reel Spirituality. Catherine M. Barsotti is Johnston's wife and has worked with him for several years as a film reviewer for The Covenant Companion, an Evangelical Covenant Church periodical. Johnston and Barsotti live in Pasadena, California.
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