Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quick Note on Book of Eli

Last night my wife and I went to see The Book of Eli.  There were a couple times when I felt it was kind of pandering to a Mad Max'ish audience.  It was also a lot to take in and I believe I may need to watch it again (and again and again?) to see what I missed.  Anyway, don't want to go into too much about the movie at this point except to say that there are at least two twists at the end.  I had kind of figured one out, but they layered a twist on top of a twist (so maybe three twists).

It was interesting in light of some of the studying we've been doing the past couple weeks.  Especially in this week's reading (Chapter 3 of The Portable Seminary) and last week's about the languages of the Bible.  Looking back through this week's chapter, I think this quote from Dallas Willard (bottom of page 73) makes an interesting point to The Book of Eli:
"God has been willing and competent to arrange for the Bible, including its record of Jesus, to emerge and be preserved in ways that will secure his purposes for it among human beings worldwide."

I think anyone who sees the movie will understand how fitting that comment is.

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