Catholic's Guide to the Passion
Mel Gibson's stunning film The Passion of the Christ has touched thousand of hearts since its release. Yet, despite its visual and emotional impact, the dramatic events portrayed do not explain themselves; they often give rise to perplexing questions. This...
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Mel Gibson's stunning film The Passion of the Christ has touched thousand of hearts since its release. Yet, despite its visual and emotional impact, the dramatic events portrayed do not explain themselves; they often give rise to perplexing questions. This short book helps you delve a little deeper into some of the movie's profound riches--the passion of Christ.
A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions about Mel Gibson's The Passion of The Christ is the definitive Catholic resource book for this momentous film. It offers an insightful scene-by-scene analysis from a uniquely Catholic perspective. The 100 answers provide a powerful catechesis that will enrich the movie going experience and lead seekers to a deeper faith in Christ, and to penetrate the heart of the Gospel. ^^Sample questions:^- Why did Jesus ask the Father to "let this cup pass from me" in the Garden of Gethsemane?^- In the Garden, why did Jesus crush the head of the snake?^- Is the devil a real being or just an artistic representation of evil?^- Why did Judas betray Jesus?^- What did Jesus mean when he called himself "the Bread of Life"?^- Is the scourging of Jesus at the pillar an accurate portrayal?^- Why do Mary and the devil exchange looks during Jesus' road to Calvary?^- What did Jesus mean when he said, from the cross, "My God, my God. Why have you forsaken me?"^- What is the significance of Jesus' last words to his mother and the apostle John?^- The movie ends with the Resurrection. Do Christians actually believe Jesus rose from the dead?
Matthew Pinto is the co-founder of CatholicExchange.com and Envoy magazine, and the author of best-selling Did Adam & Eve Have Belly Buttons.