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Movies Are Prayers

Josh Larsen

Movies Are Prayers

Josh Larsen

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:"Movies are our way of telling God what we think about this world and our place in it... . Movies can be many things: escapist experiences, historical artifacts, business ventures, and artistic expressions, to name a few. I'd like to suggest that they can also be prayers."Movies do more than tell a good story. They are expressions of raw emotion, naked vulnerability, and unbridled rage. They often function in the same way as prayers, communicating our deepest longings and joys, to a God who hears each and every one.In this captivating book, Filmspotting cohost Josh Larsen brings a critic's unique perspective to how movies function as expressions to God of lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. His clear expertise and passion for the art of film along with his thoughtful reflections on the nature of prayer will bring you a better understanding of both.God's omnipresence means that you can find him whether you're sitting on your sofa at home or in the seats at the theater. You can talk to him wherever movies are shown. And when words fail, the perfect film might be just what you need to jumpstart your conversations with the Almighty.

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:"Movies are our way of telling God what we think about this world and our place in it... . Movies can be many things: escapist experiences, historical artifacts, business ventures, and artistic expressions, to name a few. I'd like to suggest that they can also be prayers."Movies do more than tell a good story. They are expressions of raw emotion, naked vulnerability, and unbridled rage. They often function in the same way as prayers, communicating our deepest longings and joys, to a God who hears each and every one.In this captivating book, Filmspotting cohost Josh Larsen brings a critic's unique perspective to how movies function as expressions to God of lament, praise, joy, confession, and more. His clear expertise and passion for the art of film along with his thoughtful reflections on the nature of prayer will bring you a better understanding of both.God's omnipresence means that you can find him whether you're sitting on your sofa at home or in the seats at the theater. You can talk to him wherever movies are shown. And when words fail, the perfect film might be just what you need to jumpstart your conversations with the Almighty.
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Meet the Author

Josh Larsen

Josh Larsen is cohost of the WBEZ/NPR podcast Filmspotting and editor of Think Christian, a digital magazine on faith and culture. Previously, he spent eleven years as a film and entertainment critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media.

Table Of Contents

  • :1. Movies Are Prayers?2. Movies As Prayers Of Praise3. Movies As Prayers Of Yearning4. Movies As Prayers Of Lament5. Movies As Prayers Of Anger6. Movies As Prayers Of Confession7. Movies As Prayers Of Reconciliation8. Movies As Prayers Of Obedience9. Movies As Prayers Of Meditation And Contemplation10. Movies As Prayers Of Joy11. Prayer As Journeyacknowledgmentsnotesindex Of Movie Titlesindex Of Movies By Type Of Prayer

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  • Catalogue Code 467013
  • Product Code 9780830844784
  • ISBN 0830844783
  • EAN 9780830844784
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2017
  • Sales Rank #60503
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.200kg

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