Posts Tagged ‘Death’

Faith Review – To Save a Life

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To Save a Life is the story of Jake whose friend has committed suicide. He finds hope in the message of Christ from a youth pastor, but now he must struggle with this new-found faith amidst social pressures at school and turmoil at home. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, theological themes and questions are included for group discussion.

 

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Faith Review – The Hurt Locker (2008)

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“War is a drug.” That is the tagline for this grueling film about the risks and terrors of an IED response unit during the US war in Iraq. The film wrestles with the obvious themes of death and war, but also with the more troubling aspects of soldiering as a way to cope with the chaos in the world and one’s life.

 

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Faith Review – Letters to God (2010)

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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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Letters to God


Faith Review – Extraordinary Measures (2010)

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In the 2010 film, Extraordinary Measures, the difficult and painful issue of terminal illness among children is tackled. The narrative follows the actions of a father with two children who are diagnosed with Pompe’s disease, which will kill them before they reach their teen years. He discovers a medical scientist who may provide the cure, and they relentlessly pursue this end through numerous hoops and struggles. In this faith review, some discussion questions are provided based upon the moral issues involved and the Christian struggle with discerning God’s will.

 

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Extraordinary Measures


Faith Review – What Dreams May Come

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In this dramatic portrayal of love and death, the tragic dimensions of human experience are explored both in this life and in the hereafter. With the loss of their two children, Chris and Annie battle the torments of grief. Annie never recovers, and after the death of her husband, Chris, she commits suicide. In the afterlife, Chris embarks on a quest to find Annie, who has been barred from heaven due to her suicide. While the film departs significantly from biblical theology, there are a number of fascinating discussion questions that the film provokes: love, death, grief, salvation, the afterlife, and so forth. We have two reviews of the film, which both include excellent questions for group discussion.

 

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