Wrapping up a new book that was sent to me to review here on the blog – Sinema7: A Movie Watcher’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins by Maureen Herring. The book is packed full of movie scene descriptions that illustrate the seven deadly sins (lust, greed, etc) – the examples range from the classics to movies that have come out as recently as a few months ago. Along with these powerful stories from our cinema, Herring also challenges us to live a life for Christ, to reject the message of the movie and follow the God’s ways.
Now this isn’t an editorial or condemnation on enjoying a movie, it is using a familiar context to point people to honor Christ with their decisions. Now, I have to admit that reading about movie clips instead of movies themselves isn’t quite as great as watching the clips then reading the commentary, but it still works well and makes you think back to the scenes of movies you love or hate. Just an aside, seems like there’s a great opportunity here for a genre-bending “video-book” for the iPad to emerge here with great success. Anyhow, a great self-published effort for movie fans and Christ-followers. You can also read Maureen’s blog, continuing the discussion on the 7 deadly sins in modern movies.