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Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass Paperback – October 1, 2008
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I was wrong. Take a look. This book is much more than James Bond. It is about our society and you - the strengths and weaknesses of our moral compass.
Do you have the courage to open your eyes to the "many guises of evil in our times"?
The questions Pratt poses are contemporary, relevant and perfect for a small-group Bible study setting. Don't get hung up on the immorality portrayed in the James Bond movies. Read the original literary texts of the James Bond series (which are so much more satisfying than the films) and you will recognize the Biblical themes which Benjamin Pratt desires for us to consider.
In "Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins & 007's Moral Compass," Benjamin Pratt skillfully, movingly and engagingly navigates a course through the James Bond books that appeals to readers with secular as well as spiritual interests. Pratt's pastoral lessons, drawn from the struggles of good and evil within and surrounding the James Bond character, bring fresh insights both for readers familiar with the Ian Fleming novels as well as readers who only know 007 from the (mostly bad) movies. For Christians, Pratt provides an entertaining and provocative structure for Bible study, complete with scriptural references and probing questions; for those approaching the Bond stories from any other religious perspective regardless of creed, Pratt provides a thoughtful path for using the Fleming stories to explore universal theological themes; for those of no specific faith or no faith at all, Pratt's book shows how the adventures of the literary James Bond raise modern moral questions about facing down the demons within and around each of us.
Pratt writes in a surprisingly personal and confessional tone about his own moral struggles, which makes his book at times read less like a stimulating classroom lecture on literature and more like an extended conversation with a friend.Read more ›
Betty Ernst, retired English teacher and family counselor.
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My wife, who knows Ben Pratt, read this book, and all the OO7 series prior to atending a symposium by the author. Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Leo M. Karpeles
Our class has found this book to be thought provoking. It is well written and easy to read and will definitely lead to changes in one's life and thoughts. Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by D. Jones
I just finished reading Ian's 7 Deadlier Sins this morning and want to complement Ben Pratt, on successfully achieving the monumental task of sharing moral and spiritual truths in... Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by R. J. Luedke
I will first admit to never having read any of the Ian Fleming novels. I will also admit that I incorrectly assumed that the James Bond portrayed in the classic Hollywood films is... Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Jessica MacNair
I recently participated in a group study based around this book and it was always a blast to see the expression on my friends' faces when I told them I was in a "James Bond Bible... Read morePublished on November 25, 2008 by J. Leach
I love "Looking for God" in contemporary literature. This book is a fascinating study of human nature and evil in Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Read morePublished on November 18, 2008 by Joyce M. Gubbins
Some say Daniel Craig is the best film Bond ever...how timely that a brilliant and unique examination of the Bond tales should be published during his reign of the role! Read morePublished on November 17, 2008 by M. P. Carter