Pflugerville, TX, March 10, 2010 - Can watching movies make you a better person? Sinema7: A Movie Watcher’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins explores how pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony and lust are reflected in movies. “I found myself having entire conversations using quotes from movies and realized how powerful movies are as a common language in our culture,” remarks author Maureen Herring. Movie villains and heroes are recognizable, relatable examples of these seven destructive attitudes and behaviors. The book’s unique approach to movies as 21st century parables provides a platform for relevant conversations about ethics, sin, and positive change.


Though primarily geared toward Christians, Sinema7 appeals to all who like to dig deeper into the movies they enjoy. Anyone interested in faith and pop culture will find a solid, encouraging take on what movies have to say about the human condition. Readers can find out what characters like Forrest Gump and Walt Kowalski teach about love, or consider what the Coen brothers movies have to say about greed.


Herring believes that the seven deadly sins represent ways we hurt one another and ourselves. She hopes Sinema7 helps readers see their own stories through the stories told in movies and discover catalysts for change. She has blogged about movies and faith on since 2007. The blog provides ongoing opportunities for conversations about movies and the seven deadly sins. Currently she is working on a small group study guide for Sinema7.


With a Bachelor’s in English Education from Louisiana Tech University and an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin, first-time author Herring has worked as a librarian since 1983. She has been a librarian at a small Christian high school in Austin since 1994, and is a mother of 3 sons. A co-author of best screenplay for the Austin 2009 48 Hour Film Project, Herring resides in the Austin, TX area. 




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