Posts Tagged ‘Alcoholism’

Faith Review– 28 Days (2000)


This is a film that chronicles Gwen’s journey from addiction to recovery and focuses on the role of community in that process. Initially resistant to help from her rehab counselor, Gwen slowly begins to admit her problems, participate in group activities, and develop relationships with other patients.

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Faith Review – Letters to God (2010)



Tyler is an eight-year-old boy with cancer who expresses his faith and hope in letters addressed to God. The letters are mailed daily and make there way to a postman with an addiction to alcohol as a way to numb the pain of his past. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, themes for discussion are highlighted — such as fear, hope, prayer, forgiveness, and redemption.


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Faith Review – Pay It Forward (2000)

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When brokenness is pervasive among those who surround you, the darkness can be overwhelming, sapping any resolve to hope for better. In this sober telling of alcoholism and abuse, the audience will be confronted with this sad reality, but there is hope in the act of love — sacrificial love that can break through the darkness, bringing light and hope. In this faith review by Mark Moss, you can read a survey of the different plot points, followed by some discussion questions for a classroom or small group setting.

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House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

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Union Presbyterian Seminary graduate Bob Tuttle offers both a review of House of Sand and Fog and how to use it as part of adult study on the Presbyterian Church (USA) Brief Statement of Faith.

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Crazy Heart

Crazy Heart (2009)

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Two students reviewed Crazy Heart and offered suggestions for a theological discussion about the film.  Click on the image to the left to see what John Elam and Kim Lee have to say about this movie.