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We Want to Believe: Faith and Gospel in the X-Files

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Description: From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase "I want to believe" refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published April 14th 2011 by Cascade Books
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Amy L. Campbell
Note: Second degree connection with the author. Book received from mutual friend.

Although "We Want to Believe" suffers a bit from thesis repetition, this is a strong work that X-Files fans, Christians, and/or those with an interest in philosophy and pop culture will enjoy. Donaldson focuses primarily on Christianity, but the general search for Truth offers something for almost everyone to relate to. The tone of this work is somewhat heavy, so those looking for a light read may be disappointed, b
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Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book to review for church librarians in the Lamplighterm hence the slant.

This book is not for everyone, it will only be interesting to people who watched the X-files television series from 1998 and 2002. Right off the bat I knew I wasn't one of these addicted followers, I could remember a few shows, but I was interested enough to borrow two feature films “Fight the future” 1998 and “I want to believe” 2008 from my Netflix and local library. The complete series is more than 60 sh
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Timothy Maples
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This book contrasts and compares spiritual themes found in the X-Files series and films with Scripture and the Christian faith. The author doesn't try to make the case that the X-Files is a Christian show, but she shows that many of its questions and answers overlap with those of theology. Highly Recommended.
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