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From disapproval to delight

"From disapproval to delight" Continued...

Issue: "Books and Movies 2006," July 1, 2006

Films

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • X-Men trilogy
  • Mrs. Brown
  • Ever After
  • Life Is Beautiful

Anthony Bradley, Covenant Theological Seminary assistant professor

Novels

  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
  • The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Brothers K, David James Duncan
  • The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen

Films

  • Glory
  • Dead Poets Society
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • The Matrix

Tony Campolo, Eastern University professor

Novels

  • Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder
  • Paul, Walter Wangerin Jr.

Films

  • Schindler's List
  • Star Wars
  • Ordinary People

Rudy Carrasco, Harambee Christian Family Center executive director

Novels

  • The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Salman Rushdie
  • The General in His Labyrinth, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • The Broker, John Grisham
  • The Prince of Tides, Pat Conroy

Films

  • The Matrix
  • U2 Vertigo DVD
  • Snatch
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • Mi Familia

Joe P. Carter, Worldmagblog.com managing editor

Novels

  • All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
  • The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
  • Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
  • Holes, Louis Sachar
  • Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman

Films

  • Ponette
  • Groundhog Day
  • Unforgiven
  • Barcelona
  • Dancer in the Dark

Andrew Coffin, WORLD correspondent

Films

  • Miller's Crossing
  • Quiz Show
  • Sense and Sensibility* and Black Hawk Down
  • The Incredibles
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors

*Sense and Sensibility requires some testosterone-heavy balance

William Dembski, Southwestern Seminary research professor

Novels

  • A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
  • Absolute Friends, John le Carré
  • The Company, Robert Littell
  • Glittering Images, Susan Howatch
  • The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins (advertised as nonfiction, but I know fiction when I see it; the protagonist is natural selection)

Films

  • Babette's Feast
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • Gladiator
  • The Insider
  • Life Is Beautiful

Scott Derrickson, The Exorcism of Emily Rose writer-director

Novels

  • The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
  • Time's Arrow, Martin Amis
  • Hyperion, Dan Simmons
  • The Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons
  • A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

Films

  • Breaking the Waves
  • Wings of Desire
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Seven
  • L.A. Confidential

Brian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter

Novels

  • Jurassic Park and State of Fear, Michael Crichton
  • Intensity, Dean Koontz
  • The Stand, Stephen King
  • The Last Disciple series, Hank Hanegraaff, Sigmund Brouwer

Films

  • To End All Wars
  • Braveheart
  • The Addiction
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Sense and Sensibility

Tim Goeglein, White House Office of Public Liaison deputy director

Novels

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe
  • The Thanatos Syndrome, Walker Percy
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
  • Stained Glass, William F. Buckley Jr.
  • A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin

Films

  • The Rookie
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Tender Mercies
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy

George Grant, Christ Community Church (Franklin, Tenn.) co-pastor

Novels

  • Jewel, Bret Lott
  • Falling, Colin Thubron
  • A New Song, Jan Karon
  • Declare, Tim Powers
  • The Last Coin, James Blaylock

Films

  • 1918
  • On Valentine's Day
  • Secondhand Lions
  • The Apostle
  • 84 Charing Cross Road

Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Seminary research professor

Novels

  • This Present Darkness, Frank Peretti
  • Timeline, Michael Crichton
  • The Firm, John Grisham
  • Red Storm Rising, Tom Clancy
  • The Bourne Identity, Robert Ludlum

Films

  • The Return of the King
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

Denis D. Haack, Ransom Fellowship co-director

Novels

  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • Peace Like a River, Lief Enger
  • Life of Pi, Yann Martel
  • Blankets, Craig Thompson
  • The Brothers K, David James Duncan

Films

  • A Man for All Seasons
  • Run Lola Run
  • Wit
  • Magnolia
  • The Royal Tennenbaums

Paul Hahn, Redeemer Church of Knoxville, Tenn., church planter

Novels

  • The Aubrey/Maturin series, Patrick O' Brian
  • The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
  • Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield
  • Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry

Films

  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • The Village
  • Chocolate
  • Unbreakable
  • Notting Hill

Ron Harris, Harris Preston & Partners, LLC managing director

Novels

  • Last of the Breed, Louis L'Amour
  • Runaway Jury, John Grisham
  • The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
  • Sum of All Fears, Tom Clancy
  • Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry

Films

  • Braveheart
  • Forrest Gump
  • The Majestic
  • The Return of the King
  • Dances with Wolves

Phillip E. Johnson, University of California-Berkeley professor emeritus

Novels

  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith

Film

  • Amadeus

Timothy Lamer, World managing editor

Novels

  • Those, by Michael Crichton

Films

  • Signs
  • Sophie Scholl
  • The Family Man
  • Glory

R. Albert Mohler Jr., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president

Novels

  • The Thanatos Syndrome, Walker Percy
  • The Children of Men, P.D. James
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe

Films

  • The Remains of the Day
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • The Great Raid
  • O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy

Marvin Olasky, World editor in chief

Novels

  • The Thanatos Syndrome, Walker Percy
  • All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
  • A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe
  • John Lescroart novels
  • George Pelecanos novels

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