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Sinema7 brings the transformative power of the Christian
faith into a modern context. The use of contemporary cinematic illustrations
creates a fresh reflection of our own personal indulgences in light of those
movies that subconsciously shape our behavior. Maureen Herring
avoids the typical demonization of Hollywood prevalent in current Christian
commentary by using an analytical approach to the characters, plots, and themes
of these familiar stories. Rather than seeing movies as a constant
threat to our culture’s morality, her analysis sets the framework for a change
in Christian worldview that creates a rich opportunity for the ideals of the
Christian faith to become relevant in a world that often believes God is absent
in their everyday lives. Sinema7 will alter the way that we approach
entertainment and open the door for conversations with those who have lost
sight of the greater glories of our faith.
-Rev. Stephen V. Allen
Jesus often hit home with his listeners through the
telling of stories. Movies are our modern day stories, and Sinema7
reflects on those stories. Maureen Herring’s knowledge of
scripture, history, and the cinema powerfully merge in this book. She
takes us on a journey through the seven deadly sins and how they are
represented in movies, and provides the biblical perspective for each.
This book is a relevant, practical tool for ministers and small groups.
You may even want to read this with a bowl of popcorn!
-Rev. Dr. Yvette Garcia, Pastor of Truth Chapel,
In Jesus’ own ministry he did not shy away from honest
discussion with those seeking eternal life…Through simple stories (parables),
he shared divine revelations about the Kingdom. His ministry was unashamedly
relevant—and so is this book.
-David McLain, Pastor,
Maureen Herring takes her interest in movies and presents
each of the seven deadly sins and the virtues that oppose them. She challenges
the reader to interact with the movies they watch in a whole new way.
-Dr. David W. Smith, Executive Director,
The structure and rhetorical execution in Sinema7 is top
notch. It’s a solid read, with great film quotes and vital, moral evaluations.
Sinema7 is perfect courseware for a small group, and a
great introduction to the questions of how we should live our lives. Any moral
commentary that finds a way to reconfigure John Belushi’s Bluto, from
“Animal House,” into a road sign for temperance … is a commentary well-worth
-Floyd Wray, author of Blood Toys