Praying the Movies is a collection of thirty-one devotionals that connect movies with the spiritual life of moviegoers. Each devotional 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 devotional are questions to encourage further reflection, a suggestion for a hymn, and a brief prayer. Films discussed include Schindler's List, The Shawshank Redemption, Star Wars, Dead Man Walking, Field of Dreams, Out of Africa, The Deer Hunter, The Color Purple, To Kill a Mockingbird and more.
EDWARD McNULTY is an author and speaker on the topic of film and religion. He is founder and editor of Visual Parables, a monthly review newsletter, and was coeditor of Reel to Real, a film quarterly for youth.
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