I would think this book could be useful for lay leaders or youth group leaders.
I found the the parallels between the Hunger Games and the Bible to be very interesting. I really enjoyed the author's insights into the Hunger Games -- looking at the story and characters through the lens of the Beatitudes made me appreciate the Hunger Games even more than before!
I used this book to help me prepare some lessons for a church youth retreat with middle school students, and found it very helpful. It was interesting, well-organized, and had a lot of great examples from real life as well as from the Hunger Games. But really, I didn't. While it's an easy read and some ideas are well thought, the citations are wrong and some of the information from the actual books is not correct. All in all not really a good title for this, maybe something that has to do with the similar traits that some characters in the book could relate to in the Bible, but I think even some of their ideas are a little far reacting.
I'm a high school youth director at church and this movie and the book series is very popular so it was nice to make a connection with the kids. I was looking for some ideas to relate to my pre-teen Sunday School class who had read and watched the Hunger Games as it was a hot topic in class. This book gave me enough ideas and references that I could use for several lessons.
The Gospel According to "The Hunger Games" Trilogy - Kindle edition by Andy Langford, Ann Duncan. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 1) (Sep 1, ).
I used the comparisons and then we went to the Bible and talked mainly about the scriptures. In my final lesson I chose several situtations from the books and had my class rewrite them with the "what if Katniss was a Christian".
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There is hope for something greater than the sordid world Katniss, her family and friends now endure. This is the Lord of the Flies in reverse, because these games are premeditated by adult authority figures with a demented view of justice at best. The games intend to keep the districts in fear so they will not plan a rebellion. So the wonderful world has been shattered by the work of evil people, and youth are the victims. But there is a rescuer, the Messiah, well, in this instance the Mockingjay.
I will let you read the story to see how it plays out if you must know. But the ultimate outcome is this land called Panem is overthrown, the rebellion succeeds, and young people have been the key players in the story. Or the fact that she retains total unawareness at how winsome she is as a leader and how much hope she gives to others, her genuine humility being most overlooked in her personal self-awareness.
How to Disciple a Teenager Well. Yes, they have their own weaknesses--they are well-drawn characters in the Potter series--but they are ultimately working for good and against evil. I cannot possibly name all the characters and my opinions of them in this review, but they all have some sort of impact on you and your own opinion of reading this trilogy. I can't help but just thinking of his and Katniss' last conversation. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
Oh, there is also the stereotypical romance, showing the craving we all have for relationships. But my purpose is to demonstrate how a novel completely secular in vision, and filled with more than a fair share of violence, hearkens back to the very gnawing of every soul for a happy ending, for justice.
I would argue that the more you teach students and all people the wonderful narrative of Scripture, the bloody cross of an atoning Savior Who is our Rescuer at the heart, and how this affects all of life, the more they can see the truthfulness of it not only as they read their Bibles, but also as they read the literature of their times. The Bible does more than offer tips on morality. It shows us reality, and how everything in life that we know to be virtuous and good and hopeful comes from the good news in the Word of God. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction.
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