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From disapproval to delight

"From disapproval to delight" Continued...

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


  • Cry, the Beloved Country
  • The Princess Bride
  • Field of Dreams
  • Groundhog Day
  • The Family Man

Donna Rice, Enough Is Enough president


  • Sea Biscuit, Laura Hillenbrand
  • Anything by, John Jakes
  • Beach Music, Pat Conroy
  • Left Behind, Tim F. LaHaye, Jerry B.
  • Jenkins


  • Braveheart
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Gladiator
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Lethal Weapon series

Matthew P. Ristuccia, Westerly Road Church (Princeton, N.J.) senior pastor


  • Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton
  • The Good News from North Haven, Michael Lindvall
  • The Island of the Day Before, Umberto Eco
  • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini


  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • The Fugitive
  • Little Women
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Batman Begins

Amy L. Sherman, Sagamore Institute Center on Faith in Communities director


  • Peace Like a River, Leif Enger
  • Inkheart, Cornelia Funke
  • Mila 18, Leon Uris
  • Gilead, Marilynne Robinson


  • Seabiscuit
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • The Power of One
  • Mansfield Park
  • The Green Mile

William H. Smith, Minister and writer (Jackson, Miss.)


  • Lancelot, Walker Percy
  • Shiloh, Shelby Foote
  • I Am Charlotte Simmons, Tom Wolfe
  • Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier
  • The Mitford novels, Jan Karon


  • The Apostle
  • Walk the Line
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The Straight Story
  • We Were Soldiers Once

Don Willett, The Supreme Court of Texas justice


  • Those, by Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, Scott Turow, and John Grisham


  • Braveheart
  • The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Much Ado About Nothing

Lauren F. Winner, Author of Girl Meets God and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity


  • The Age of Grief, Jane Smiley
  • Jazz, Toni Morrison
  • Crossing to Safety, Wallace Stegner
  • Mr. Mani, A.B. Yehoshua
  • Monkeys, Susan Minot
Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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