Praying the Movies: Daily Meditations from Classic Films

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Geneva Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 168 pages

Praying the Movies is a collection of thirty-one devotions that connect movies with the spiritual life of moviegoers. Each devotion contains a passage from Scripture, a description of a scene from a popular film, and a meditation connecting the themes in the scene to the Scripture passage. Also included in each devotion are questions to encourage further reflection, a suggestion for a hymn, and a brief prayer.

 

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I am utterly horrified by some of the films selected for this book! Pulp Fiction is listed to contain over 250 'f' words! and is listed to contain topics of killing for hire, rape, gore and abuse ... Read full review

Contents

The Great Santini
42
Costly Grace Entertaining
52
SweetSounding Grace
58
From Heel to Hero Star Wan
62
Waters of Mercy Schindlers List
67
Pig in the City
72
The Wounded Healer The Spitfire Grill
81
Ennobling Grace Dead Man Walking
87
The Grace of a Personality BeautifulDreamers
111
Cheap Grace and Costly Grace The Mission
116
No Greater Love The Deer Hunter
122
Like a Child To Kill a Mockingbird 12 6
126
Any Sign of Change? Tender Mercies
131
Grace Returned The Color Purple
136
Riding Grace Pulp Fiction
141
A Meal of Grace Babettes Feast
147

Easter Means a Second Chance Field of Dreams
92
A Fathers Love The War
97
Blessed Are the Merciful The River
101
She Stoops to Conquer Out of Africa
106
When Grace Is Rejected Romero
154
A Place for Everyone Places in the Heart
159
Appendix
165
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About the author (2001)

Edward N. McNulty is the author of Praying the Movies and Praying the Movies II, both available from WJK. He is founder and editor of Visual Parables, a monthly review newsletter, and was coeditor of Real to Real, a film quarterly for youth.

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