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Introducing the 2015 Lent Course based on Casablanca by Paul Kerensa (comedy writer for Maranda and Not Going Out).
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The 2015 Lent Course from DLT takes its inspiration from the past as it guides small groups through the Lent period with the help of the classic 1940's film Casablanca.
Using clips from Casablanca as a launch pad for discussion, 'A Beautiful Friendship' is designed for individuals and groups to engage with the themes of Lent in a new and fresh way. The romance-fuelled movie set in the height of World War II touches on many important themes such as sacrifice, repentance, and hope.
The course comprises five weekly sessions for groups meeting during the season of Lent, exploring: Waiting in the wilderness; Lamenting and lost love; Seeing God's bigger picture; Standing up for our beliefs; The power of self-sacrificial love.
Paul Kerensa (comedy writer for Maranda and Not Going Out) and his wife Zoe Young - both small group leaders at their church in Guidford - masterfully weave these famous scenes into their lent course. Using clips from the film, discussion starters and insightful reflections the course will inspire and challenge Christians to revisit the Easter story from a different perspective.
Inside the this lent course you will find:
Each session is designed to last 60-90 minutes but is split into two halves, so leaders could run ten shorter sessions if they wish.
The sessions explore the following themes:
Session 1: Trapped in exile / Wilderness and waiting;
Session 2: Lament / Love and Loss;
Session 3:'Seeing through a glass, darkly' / the bigger picture of God's plans for us;
Session 4: Standing up for our beliefs / Torn between love and virtue;
Session 5: Sacrifice and new beginnings
The DVD 'Casablanca' is not included.
'A Beautiful Friendship' follows on from a wealth of Lent Courses based on popular films such as 'Another Story Must Begin' based on Les Miserables, 'Finding a Voice' based on The King's Speech and 'Not a Tame Lion' based on the Narnia Series.
A Beautiful Friendship by Paul Kerensa; Zoe Young was published by Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd in November 2014 and is our 9150th best seller. The ISBN for A Beautiful Friendship is 9780232531404.
Miranda and Not Going Out writer Paul Kerensa makes an intriguing departure from his comedy writing, preparing this moving book in the style of DLT classic movie-based Lent Courses. A Beautiful Friendship is written with his wife, Zo Young.
It is designed to be studied by groups or individuals alongside the DVD of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. The book includes leaders notes, timings for film clips, discussion-starters, reflections and prayers.
Paul Kerensa has been on the writing teams for Miranda and Not Going Out for all series. As a stand-up comedian he tours the country, has won ITV1's Take The Mike Award, and performed solo shows for numerous years at Spring Harvest, New Wine and Greenbelt. He and his wife Zo Young are small group leaders at their church in Guildford.
'By the end of this course, we'll have explored that beautiful friendship - between us and our Creator, in Jesus His Son. We'll go deeper into what that friendship means, what He's done for us... and what we can do for Him.'
|Author / Artist||Paul Kerensa; Zoe Young|
|Publisher||Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (November 2014)|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Page last updated||12th July 2018|