Sunday, July 14, 2013

"A one-stop resource...a useful guide for finding values-based movies." - DESERET NEWS


For the first time, Latter-day Saints looking for family-friendly movies have an easy reference at their fingertips! Film critic (and licensed marriage and family therapist) Jonathan Decker combines his love for the restored gospel with his passion for cinema in this one-of-a-kind volume, with films selected based on artistic quality and compatibility with LDS standards. Containing synopses, reviews, and discussion guides based on the scriptures and teachings of Church leaders, 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families is the perfect film-finder (and conversation-starter) for family home evenings, dates, youth activities, and get-togethers. 

In these pages you'll find forgotten gems and unforgettable classics, from the silent era (Charlie Chaplin's hilarious City Lights) through the Golden Age of Hollywood (Singin' in the Rain, Roman Holiday) right up to present day (The Best Two Years, The Avengers). Whether you're in the mood for an animated masterpiece or a religious epic, a tender romance or a swashbuckling adventure, you'll find what you're looking for here. With a foreword written by acclaimed director T.C. Christensen (17 Miracles, Ephraim's Rescue), easy-to-use indexes, and thought-provoking chapters on media standards and Church doctrine, 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families is "an essential resource, sure to inspire meaningful conversations about meaningful movies" (Kieth Merrill, Academy Award-winning director of The Testaments, Legacy, and Mr. Krueger's Christmas).