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Hollywood Worldviews was the first book to come out that taught Christians how worldviews are integrated into movies and television. It has guided a generation . Hollywood Worldviews. Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment. Updated and Expanded. by Brian Godawa · Cultural Analysis. In Hollywood Worldviews, filmmaker and screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars) weighs in on the task of “Watching Films with Wisdom.

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He goes beyond the surface level and accurately assesses the world views of the people making the movies and the message they convey. In this book, Brian really goes into detail about the different worldviews biblical, humanistic, neo-paganisic, etc and how they woeldviews portrayed in movies.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Lists with This Book. He seems usually to draw the line not with hlolywood acts or with a certain level of immortality, but rather with good or bad filmmaking and storytelling.

View Full Version of PW. A thorough and thought-provoking analysis of film and worldview that strikes a much needed balance between love of film and faithfulness to Christ.

This review offered a summary and analysis of Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa. First, vrian portrayals of Jesus are surveyed and evaluated in terms of coherence to the New Testament.

They are part of the language of our culture and generation.

Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

It seems we either avoid all movies or watch too many of them. The book defends the idea that film in of itself is not sinful–and that is just the preface. Jul 08, Brandon Wilkins rated it it was amazing. Finding Fulfillment in a World Obsessed with Happiness. Hearing a Film, Seeing a Sermon: He manages to do truth telling without being preachy.


The final section, denouement, is a strength of the book that worldviewd reader will want to refer back to time and time again as she watches new films with eyes wide open. It has probably earned him several bad reviews, and labeled him as intolerant.

The relationship between these points was shown. It’s devoted to popular culture in general and includes movie reviews. The last one above actually makes a point of encouraging people to use film to introduce Jesus into the conversation. Very thought provoking book examining how Christians can better interact with culture particularly movies and how we can use them as a vehicle for discussion with non-believers.

In so doing he ignores the power of pictures and the fact that pictures and words communicate in different ways. Are we to be cultural gluttons, immersing ourselves in the culture around us so we can speak to it from the perspective of first-hand experience? While The Jesus Film and The Passion get high marks, there is an extended discussion of the latter with its scandalous violence and Catholic overtones.

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I’ve read a lot of books about the Bible that are written by theologians. He says that there are two extremes to avoid. My criticisms aside, I still feel that this is worthy of a look by the discerning Christian moviegoer. His sections on how Jesus has been presented in films over the years and how the Christian faith has been presented are excellent.


Accordingly, Godawa charts the movie The Matrix revealing an astonishing degree of similarity to the Gospel narrative. Unfortunately, many often suspend their beliefs as well, succumbing to subtle lessons in how to behave, think and even perceive reality.

Book Review: Hollywood Worldviews by Brian Godawa | Apologetics

Read more Read less. Unfortunately, it is not always clear who he expects his audience to be.

Do you watch movies with your eyes open? This book added to that by incorporating the not so talked about aspect of worldviews; worldviewe this particular writing it’s about worldviews as shared through movies.

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Do you watch them like a wprldviews, turning offer your filter so that anything and everything can flow freely and untouched into your mind?

Share your thoughts with other customers. Brian GodawaMoviesWorldviews. It seemed strange to me, as I read the book, that one of the topics that is likely to be most important to Christians as they consider movies is relegated to an appendix.

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