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Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass Paperback – October 1, 2008
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
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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.
To be clear, Pratt's work focuses on Ian Flemming's James Bond novels and NOT the big budget things-go-boom style Hollywood movies. Yes, there's a difference, though before I read this book, I'd likely not have been able to discuss it intelligently. Pratt suggests a large, nearly allegorical framework in which to understand the novels. (Personally, I would have preferred if some of these suggestions were made a bit more emphatic by the use of more explicit citations and references, but this might just be the pedantic English major in me speaking.) I hadn't given James Bond a second thought since adolescence so if nothing else, Pratt's book gave me permission to indulge in re-reading some of the Fleming's books that I had snobbishly disregarded for decades.
The moral concepts that Pratt discusses are in the least VERY evocative and are likely to hit a nerve with much of the contemporary Western worldview. "Accedie" and "Moral Cowardice" were ones that struck particularly close to home for me. If you can, I'd recommend that you read Pratt's book in the context of a group study since the topics it raises are great conversation starters.