Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith (Google eBook)

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Baker Books, Aug 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 320 pages
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You love movies. Who Doesn't?

In Finding God in the Movies Catherine Barsotti and Robert Johnston show you how to combine your love of movies with your desire for God. Introducing thirty-three films of faith--ranging from Tender Mercies to X-Men--the authors identify and explore key biblical themes like forgiveness, faith, and repentance. An enthusiastic guide for the individual movie lover or small group, this resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, recommended video clips, discussion questions, and more. It will deepen your fervor for film and for God.
  

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Review: Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Bought for reference. A nice selection of movies, but pretty thin on the reviews. Read full review

Review: Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith

User Review  - David Natiuk - Goodreads

It wasn't quite what I was expecting, more of a book on morality in film instead of covering films that have God (or lack thereof) as a central theme. Nothing wrong at all with this approach, but when ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
10
how to Use This Book
31
Reconciliation within Families
36
Life Is Beautiful d Benigni 1997
42
Amistad d Spielberg 1997
50
No Mans Land d Tanovic 2001
58
Beauty Imagination and Creativity
73
Big Night d Scott and Tucci 1996
92
Forgiveness
187
Smoke Signals d Eyre 1998
188
Antwone Fisher d washington 2002
196
Community and Friendship
205
Abouta Boy d weitz and weitz 2002
206
Italian for Beginners d Scherfig 2001
213
Simon Birch d Johnson 1998
222
Tender Mercies d Beresford 1983
229

Fearless d weir 1993
98
The Rookie d hancock 2002
108
Billy Elliot d Daldry 2000
115
The Apostle d Duvall 1997
123
The Straight Story d Lynch 1999
134
Ulees Gold d Nunez 1997
142
Fly Away Home d Ballard 1996
150
Racial Reconciliation
159
Save the Last Dance d Carter 2001
160
XMen d Singer 2000
173
Faith and Doubt
237
The Third Miracle d holland 1999
238
Signs d Shyamalan 2002
246
Living Our Faith
259
The Year ofLiving Dangerously d weir 1982
260
Patch Adams d Shadyac 1998
266
Sister Act d Ardolino 1992
292
Movies Listed by Related Biblical Text
307
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About the author (2004)

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 teaches courses at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos in the areas of theology, ethics, and spirituality (in Spanish). She also does consulting to Christian non-profit organizations in the area of strategic planning and board development. Together with Rob, she has been writing movie reviews for the last eight years for the Covenant Companion and Faith@Work.

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