God in the Movies Paperback

A Guide for Exploring Four Decades of Film

by Catherine M. Barsotti, Robert K. Johnston;


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God in the Movies

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This informative guide helps readers combine their love of movies with their desire to grow closer to God. Foremost experts on faith and film, all connected with the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Seminary, explore forty leading movies from the last four decades to encourage movie lovers and small groups to reflect critically and theologically on their film choices. God in the Movies introduces and analyzes the spiritual content of top films from the 1980s through the 2010s, opening viewers up to a conversation about life, faith, and God.

Following a format similar to Barsotti and Johnston's successful Finding God in the Movies, this completely new book covers different films spanning four decades. This engaging resource contains production notes and film synopses, relevant Scripture texts, theological reflection, discussion questions, film stills, recommended film clips, and more, serving as a treasure chest for hours of film viewing, discussion, and ministry. Clips from the movies referenced in each chapter are available online.

God in the Movies by Catherine M. Barsotti, Robert K. Johnston was published by Baker Publishing Group in August 2017 and is our 52043rd best seller. The ISBN for God in the Movies is 9781587433900.

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Contents

Foreword by Ralph Winter
Introduction: Film and Faith--Welcome to a Maturing Conversation
Robert K. Johnston and Catherine M. Barsotti
The '80s: A Decade of Changes
Barry Taylor
1. Amadeus (d. Forman, 1984, US)
Kutter Callaway
2. Babette's Feast (d. Axel, 1987, Denmark)
Lauralee Farrer
3. Chariots of Fire (d. Hudson, 1981, US/UK)
Joseph C. Gallagher
4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (d. Allen, 1989, US)
Eugene Suen
5. Do the Right Thing (d. Lee, 1989, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
6. The Elephant Man (d. Lynch, 1980, US/UK)
Joseph C. Gallagher
7. Field of Dreams (d. Robinson, 1989, US)
Robert K. Johnston
8. The Mission (d. Joffé, 1986, UK/France)
Kutter Callaway
9. Places in the Heart (d. Benton, 1984, US)
Elijah Davidson
10. Wings of Desire (d. Wenders, 1987, Germany)
Craig Detweiler
The '90s: A Bridge Decade
Barry Taylor
11. American Beauty (d. Mendes, 1999, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
12. Breaking the Waves (d. von Trier, 1996, Denmark/Sweden/France/Netherlands/Norway)
Lauralee Farrer
13. Dead Man Walking (d. Robbins, 1995, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
14. Groundhog Day (d. Ramis, 1993, US)
Elijah Davidson
15. To Live (d. Zhang, 1994, China)
Eugene Suen
16. Magnolia (d. Anderson, 1999, US)
Robert K. Johnston
17. The Piano (d. Campion, 1993, New Zealand/Australia/France)
Lauralee Farrer
18. The Shawshank Redemption (d. Darabont, 1994, US)
Robert K. Johnston
19. Three Colors: Blue (d. Kieślowski, 1993, France/Poland)
Lauralee Farrer
20. Unforgiven (d. Eastwood, 1992, US)
Elijah Davidson
The '00s: A Decade of the Unexpected
Barry Taylor
21. Children of Men (d. Cuarón, 2006, UK/US/Japan)
Mathew P. John
22. Lars and the Real Girl (d. Gillespie, 2007, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti
23. Munyurangabo (d. Chung, 2008, Rwanda/US)
Robert K. Johnston
24. Secret Sunshine (d. Lee, 2007, South Korea)
Eugene Suen
25. A Serious Man (d. Coen and Coen, 2009, US)
Elijah Davidson
26. The Son (d. Dardenne and Dardenne, 2002, Belgium/France)
Eugene Suen
27. There Will Be Blood (d. Anderson, 2007, US)
Lauralee Farrer
28. Up (d. Docter and Peterson, 2009, US)
Joseph C. Gallagher
29. WALL• E (d. Stanton, 2008, US)
Elijah Davidson
30. Water (d. Mehta, 2005, Canada/India)
Mathew P. John
The '10s: A Decade for Spirituality
Barry Taylor
31. The Adjustment Bureau (d. Nolfi, 2011, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti and Mathew P. John
32. Calvary (d. McDonagh, 2014, Ireland/UK)
Catherine M. Barsotti
33. Get Low (d. Schneider, 2010, US)
Catherine M. Barsotti
34. Life of Pi (d. Lee, 2012, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
35. Noah (d. Aronofsky, 2014, US)
Kutter Callaway
36. Of Gods and Men (d. Beauvois, 2010, France)
Catherine M. Barsotti
37. The Tree of Life (d. Malick, 2011, US)
Robert K. Johnston
38. True Grit (d. Coen and Coen, 2010, US)
Kutter Callaway
39. 12 Years a Slave (d. McQueen, 2013, US/UK)
Elijah Davidson
40. Zero Dark Thirty (d. Bigelow, 2012, US)
Avril Z. Speaks
Appendix 1: Movies Listed by Biblical Text
Appendix 2: Movies Listed by Theological Topic

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherBaker Publishing Group (August 2017)
Weight491g
Number of Pages272
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781587433900
ISBN-101587433907
Product Code4503798
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