From the Back Cover
"An essential text for courageous moviegoers. Barsotti, Johnston, and their community of cinephiles show us that the Spirit moves in mysterious ways throughout the world of cinema, and with prophetic understanding they coax us to become wise interpreters of the world's big-screen dreams."
--Jeffrey Overstreet, Seattle Pacific University, author of Through a Screen Darkly and Auralia's Colors and senior film critic at Christianity Today and lookingcloser.org
"Spirituality in movies? You bet! God in the Movies gives us eyes to see the subtle but powerful nuggets of spiritual wisdom tucked into mainstream Hollywood films. You'll be amazed at what you'll find!"
--David C. McFadzean, writer, producer, partner, Wind Dancer Films (Bernie and TV's Home Improvement)
"Catherine Barsotti and Rob Johnston, experts in expressing the profound connections between faith and culture, have drawn together brilliant authors, prophetic films, and fabulous insight into the importance of movies--their messages, their meaning, and their influence on our hearts, minds, and spirits."
--Karen Covell, film producer and founding director of the Hollywood Prayer Network
"God in the Movies does a wonderful job of showing how film can stimulate religious discussion and how those discussions can inform our viewing of films."
--George Nolfi, screenwriter, producer, and director (Ocean's Twelve, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Adjustment Bureau)
"Looking at forty films from four decades, God in the Movies guides us to think about and talk about films theologically. I highly recommend it as a resource for scholars, filmmakers, movie lovers, pastors, or anyone wanting to engage others in a conversation about God through the movies."
--Camille Tucker, screenwriter, screenwriting professor, Biola University
About the Author
Robert K. Johnston (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theology and culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and codirector of Fuller's Reel Spirituality Institute. He is the author or editor of a number of books, including Reel Spirituality and God's Wider Presence.