Book of Eli applauded by Christians

Another post-apocalyptic tale is about to hit theaters. The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington is about a a lone man who fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind, according to IMDb. So what’s so special about this film? How is it different from The Road and 2012? This story has to do with the Bible and from what I can tell, pastors love it.

According to The Associated Baptist Press, “The movie’s hard edge may give some religious moviegoers pause. Angela Walker, director of producer relations for ChristianCinema.com, wrote that she pondered the movie’s objectionable content for a month after seeing an advance screening before deciding the film’s spiritual themes were redeeming qualities.

“Personally, I want to support filmmakers who explore questions of faith in their films,” she wrote. “For me, choosing to see this film is casting a vote for Hollywood filmmakers to keep making films about faith. It is telling them I will buy tickets to films they create about topics I’m interested in.”

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