October reviewsby Gordon Houser
Eat Pray Love (PG-13) is based on a travel memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert after her divorce. Despite some unrealistic and forced scenes, the beautiful scenes and fine acting from Julia Roberts makes it worthwhile. Richard Jenkins does an amazing job as "Richard from Texas" in India.—Anna Groff
Get Low (PG-13) is based on the story of a Tennessee hermit (Robert Duvall) who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party in 1938 while he was still alive. Duvall brings him alive and offers many bon mots. The film deals with forgiveness and redemption but is weakened by a tepid, predictable ending.—Gordon Houser
A Prophet (R) is a French film that portrays an impoverished young Frenchman of Arab descent who is transformed in prison. Over the course of the film Malik learns to read, smuggle and murder in order to survive. It also carries overtones of France’s uneasy relations with generations of Arab immigrants and their children.—gh
Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics and Devotion in the Book of Revelation by J. Nelson Kraybill (Brazos Press, 2010, $21.99) is an accessible study of a book of the Bible that most Christians either ignore or interpret erroneously as "a catalog of predictions about events that would take place 2,000 years later." Kraybill argues instead that "it is a projector that casts archetypal images of good and evil onto a cosmic screen." He notes that both Genesis and Revelation use symbol and poetry to "make the confessional statement that God is sovereign." Kraybill ends each chapter with a story of faithfulness. This would make an excellent resource for a Sunday school class.—gh
- A bridge builder
- In our singing
- Amazing grace that saves Christians
- When you chair the committee
- Unity: A reflection on Ephesians 4:1-16
- The journey is the destination
- Standing in the doorway
- Loving those who annoy you
News stories, digests and Meno Acontecer
- MVS participant killed in bicycle accident
- Sara Wenger Shenk inaugurated as seminary president
- MC USA offices take shape
- Mural captures life of Christ
- MMA gets new addition and new name
- Garden boxes grow more than vegetables
- San Francisco pastor disciplined
- Leaders struggle with Phoenix convention decision
- Executive Board receives conflicting advice on Phoenix convention
- Finding Mennonite Church USA
- New generation of planners feels freedom
- MC Canada confronts Indian schools legacy
- MCC won't coordinate global relief efforts
- CPT report challenges U.S. reading of Iraq
- Mennonite radio program exceeds goals
- Four women leave legacies
- Voluntary vulnerability leads to growth
- ¡Bienvenidos al Meno Acontecer de octubre, 2010!
- Educación Menonita ...
- IBA celebró su retiro anual de estudiantes
- Seminario Bíblico Anabautista Hispano (SeBAH)
- Foro de líderes en Pittsburgh
- ¿Sabía de la lucha de Isabel Castillo?
- Resumen acta reunión directores de MEA
- Oficinas de Newton a consolidar espacios
- ¿Pittsburgh 2011? ¡Allí vamos!
- ¡Nueva Publicación de la Biblioteca Meno!
- Sección de Reflexiones pastorales
- Del pastor Samuel Morán ...
- Del doctor Eliseo Nuñez
- Lessons from 'American Pickers'
- Witnessing for peace within an empire
- Who speaks for me?
- Jesus' way when everyone else is wrong
- And we have no weapon for that
- Readers respond: Should Mennonite Publishing Network plan now a new hymnal by 2016?
- Grace to you
- Talking with each other
- First things first: First give a greeting of peace
- October reviews
- Why do I bother?
- Boycott Arizona?
- Correction on MWC news
- Allaying fears
- Appreciates ethnicity
- Orthopraxy, not orthodoxy
- White will enrich Bethel College
- Wants more obituary information
- Thanks for Myron Schrag piece
- Thanks for articles on child safety