Posts Tagged ‘Loss’

Faith Review – Finding Nemo

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In this 2003 feature from Disney and Pixar, a clownfish by the name of Nemo is taken on an unexpected journey away from his home, all the way to the fish tank of a Dentist in Sydney Harbour. His father, Marlin, had already lost his wife, so he is anxious to find Nemo and get him back home. In this faith review by Jeff Smith, a number of discussion topics are proposed.


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Faith Review – Tender Mercies (1983)



Mac Sledge is a former country star whose life has become empty and lonely, fighting alcoholism his whole career. Divorced from his wife and distant from his teenage daughter, Mac comes across a widow who owns a small motel. She helps him with some work and eventually they are attracted to one another, finally marrying. Through this relationship, Mac is able to get his life back together, gets baptized, starts writing again, and even tries to heal his relationship with his daughter. In this faith review, several discussion questions are available, related to themes of mercy, love, faith, relationships, and so on.


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Faith Review – The Fisher King (1991)



The Fisher King is a somber yet hopeful story of two men who are brought together by a tragedy, the loss of one man’s wife for which the other man is partially responsible. They each work through the often torturous experience of grappling with grief and guilt, forgiveness and friendship. In this faith review, discussion questions are included for an adult setting, dealing with the difficult interpersonal issues that the film presses.


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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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Grace is Gone

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Union Presbyterian Seminary student Katherine Lamb says Grace is Gone gives people a chance to talk about grief and where God can be found in the midst of loss.  Click on the image to read her complete faith review.