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A Brief Note for Moviegoers

Grant Horner has a new book entitled “Meaning at the Movies” which looks like an interesting read.  Given my desire to encourage Christians to study art, particularly television and film, I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing it soon.

Crossway describes it as follows:

Meaning at the Movies
Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer

Hollywood produces, packages, and sells hundreds of movies every year. Many of these movies propagate a distorted sense of morality and ethics. Under the surface of immoral behavior and unlawfulness, however, there can be deeper problems in Hollywood’s messages. What are these stories telling the viewer about life, relationships, and God? What worldviews and ideas do they espouse? If Christians are to tread carefully at the theater complex, they need resources to help them.

This book is just such a resource. By exploring the relationship between Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis of popular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers for careful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply list criteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians to develop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not only film, but all aspects of culture.

Vitamin Z has a giveaway this month, where three lucky readers will win a free copy of this book, so don’t hesitate to head over there and sign up!

Grace & Peace,
Dan J.

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