Item description for Bible on the Big Screen, The: A Guide from Silent Films to Today's Movies by J. Stephen Lang...
Overview In this comprehensive guidebook, Lang provides complete information, credits, and black-and-white stills from films ranging from 19th-century dramas to "The Passion of the Christ." Discover the blockbusters and busts; find out how the critics responded; and more
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0801068045 ISBN13 9780801068041
Availability 0 units.
More About J. Stephen Lang
J. Stephen Lang is the author of more than 20 books, including The Complete Book of Confederate Trivia (White Mane, 1996) and Drawn to the Civil War (John F. Blair, 1999), a collection of mini-biographies of key Civil War figures. Mr. Lang holds an M.A. in communications from Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Formerly a book editor and publications manager, he is now a full-time writer. He lives in Seminole, Florida.
J. Stephen Lang currently resides in Seminole, in the state of Florida.
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Insightful and Infornative Guide to Biblical Films Jan 13, 2009
Written in a delightfully breezy style that makes admirably light work at providing the interested reader with a great deal of information, this is a book I can thoroughly recommend from my twin viewpoints as both a well-known film critic (at least in England, France and Australia) and Bible scholar. True, the author does make some offhanded observations I don't agree with, although some are rather puzzling. For example, "evangelicals prefer the New International Version of the Bible." Not any of the many evangelicals I know. In fact, they are all dead against it. "The Greek word 'lestes' can mean a Zealot or revolutionary." No way! It means some-one who 'plunders' such as a robber or a brigand. "John's Gospel was written by John the Apostle 30 years after the Savior's death." Wrong on two counts. John's Gospel could not possibly have been written by John the Apostle, that is, John, the son of Zebedee. See my book Essential Bible Wisdom: GOOD NEWS by John, the Beloved Disciple, and John, the Elder. But these are piffling issues. In this case, it's the movies themselves that count, and here the author's observations are always pertinent, insightful, informative and correct.