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Movies are prayers

Josh Larsen

Movies are prayers

how films voice our deepest longings

by Josh Larsen

  • 43 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

  • Christianity in motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures,
  • Religious aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementJosh Larsen, co-host of Filmspotting ; foreword by Matt Zoller Seitz
    ContributionsSeitz, Matt Zoller, writer of foreword
    LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.C49 L38 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination197 pages
    Number of Pages197
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26928414M
    ISBN 100830844783
    ISBN 109780830844784
    LC Control Number2017004964

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"Movies Are Prayers is a delightful and important book that shows a particular way in which we can encounter God prayerfully in our daily lives. Although Larsen's focus here is on film, the language of prayer he introduces could easily translate to any other medium/5(87).

Films, or movies as they are oftentimes referred to in this book, can be many things from a form of escapism to historical information and artistic expression, but as Larsen maintains, they can also be prayers.

“Movies are our way of telling God what we think about this world and our place in it.”/5(84). "Movies Are Prayers is a delightful and important book that shows a particular way in which we can encounter God prayerfully in our daily lives.

Although Larsen's focus here is on film, the language of prayer he introduces could easily translate to any other medium. Each chapter in his book offers several examples of each kind of movie-prayer. For example, prayers of anger are featured in diverse movies from across the decades: “Fight Club” (), “The Maltese Falcon” (), “Taxi Driver” (), and “King Kong” ().

Larsen’s book is divided into nine variations on “Movies as Prayers,” broken into as many chapters. For example, “Movies as Prayers of Praise” analyzes the films that reflect the thankfulness for the glory of God’s creations, including films such as “Avatar,” “Into the Wild,” and “Fantastic Voyage.” Prayer is often seen in modern terms as an act of need or request—we pray for God to grant us something—but.

In Movies Are Prayers, Josh Larsen brings a critic's perspective to the way movies function as expressions to God--expressions of lament, praise, joy, confession, and : Praying the Movies is a collection of thirty-one devotions that connect movies with the spiritual life of moviegoers.

Each devotion contains a passage from Scripture, a description of a scene from a popular film, and a meditation connecting the themes in the scene to the Scripture passage.

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9 quotes from Movies Are Prayers: How Films Voice Our Deepest Longings: ‘Christian lament is not simply complaint. Yes, it stares clear-eyed at awfulness. Movies Are Prayers explores how modes Movies are prayers book prayer—praise, confession, lament—are modeled by all types of films.

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