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Reflections on the Movies

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Award-winning author Ken Gire knows films powerfully communicate points about life and faith. He teaches readers to view and evaluate Hollywood's old and new fare with a discerning eye and discover the exciting reality that God speaks through film.
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Chariot Victor Publishing
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Apr 29, 2015 Coyle rated it really liked it
"In some ways, Reflections on the Movies is refreshing. Published in 2000, this book is evidence that Gire clearly liked movies long before most Evangelical Christians. Specifically, he watched and enjoyed movies before Passion of the Christ cemented the “back to the theaters” movement begun among Evangelicals by Braveheart. In a time when many Christians refused to watch anything not completely sanitized in content and had a habit of burning Amy Grant albums, Gire was watching and delighting in ...more
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"Besides enlightenment, film can also be an occasion for epiphany. Just as the Holy Spirit spoke through a variety of means in the Bible, He speaks through a variety of means today. Even through movies. A scene, a character, a line of dialogue, or the movie in its entirety comes to us almost like a sacrament, and we sense the Spirit saying, "Take, eat, this is for you" (43).

"A movie, I think, is really only four or five moments between two people; the rest of it exists to give those moments thei
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Oct 06, 2015 Serenity Bohon rated it it was amazing
I have not seen all the movies Gire writes about in this book, and I didn't love all of his reflections (I have so much more to say about Dead Poets Society), but to his general appreciation for film I related heart and soul. "Art was designed to be experienced, not critiqued." And, "When we go to movies, they engage us in dialogue whether we realize it or not." Yes and yes. I love the art of film possibly more than any other medium, and this book does a very good job of explaining why.
Pat Roseman
I liked this book. It helped me see some of the movies I've watched in a different light and even want to watch a few of them again to see what I might have missed. I'm hopeful it will help me watch movies a little differently in the future.
Sheri Freeland
Mar 02, 2013 Sheri Freeland rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed this book on God in the movies. I love to watch movies and especially those with redemptive messages. This book showed me I wasn't the only one who could be a Christian and enjoy "secular" movies. Thank you Ken Gire!
Mar 02, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
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Christmas present, thanks Mom! I enjoyed the analysis of the films I had seen, but should have skipped the chapters on the films I haven't seen - spoilers.
Leigh McLeroy
Nov 15, 2008 Leigh McLeroy rated it really liked it
Ken Gire is such a thoughtful observer of life, including the movies. I truly enjoyed this book.
Feb 15, 2011 Deana rated it it was amazing
Really, really liked this one. New perspective on movie watching.
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I think every Christian teenager should read this book.
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Ken Gire is the author of more than 20 books, including "The Divine Embrace," "Windows of the Soul," "The Work of His Hands," the Moments with the Savior series, and the Reflective Life series. He has also co-authored "The Birthright" with John Sheasby. Two of his books have been awarded a Gold Medallion. A full-time writer and speaker, Ken is the founder of Reflective Living, a nonprofit ministry ...more
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