Posts Tagged ‘Dysfunctional family / relationships’

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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Faith Review – Eat Pray Love

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How does our search for a meaningful and enriched life intersect with our search for God? In this film review by Jana Creighton, you will discover a number of theological themes throughout the 2010 film, Eat Pray Love, related to a woman’s quest for an integrated physical and spiritual life. There are several possible conversation starters included.

 

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Faith Review – An Unfinished Life

An Unfinished Life (2009)

 

Seminary student Star Crawford provides this review of An Unfinished Life where grace and forgiveness and acceptance are found in the midst of brokenness and dysfunction.  Click on the QRcode or scan it to open the review.

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Life as a House

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Frank Cunningham suggests that Life as a House offers a chance to consider themes of brokenness and atonement in our lives.

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American Beauty

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This film won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1999.  This film can be somewhat difficult to watch as it has the same effect as the awkward feeling one experiences when a couple argues loudly during a dinner party at their house. It is real. It is uncomfortable.  But reviewer John Elam thinks it is worth your time!