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Advent Goes to the Movies

Finding God through Film

by (author) John Pungente & Monty Williams

with Neil Andersen

Initial publish date
Sep 2021
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
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A film is much more than entertainment – it’s a parable, a way for God to speak to us. The story meets us where we are and brings us face to face with ourselves. By paying close attention to what touched us, we discover what we value. We can then reflect on what God is telling us in that moment the film touched us.

This user-friendly resource invites readers to explore, discuss and reflect on 16 films (including many family-friendly choices) through the lens of Advent, that season of preparation for the birth of Christ. Advent offers us a space in our lives to get ready to receive and accept God’s gift of self, a key step in recognizing that we are loveable. Knowing we are loved, we can open the gift, use it, share it and celebrate it.

About the authors

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MONTY WILLIAMS, SJ is an internationally acclaimed spiritual director and retreat leader. Along with John Pugente, he is the author of the award-winning book Finding God in the Dark II (Novalis 2009), as well as Stepping into Mystery (Novalis 2012). He teaches at Regis College in Toronto.

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Neil Andersen's profile page

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