I went to my library's catalog and was surprised that they don't have this
book. It wasn't even available for interlibrary loan. This is a must-have, I
think, since they have loads of copies of the movie.
Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it is,
put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
away. This can usually be done online at your library's website.
Title: Inside the Passion: An Insider's Look at the Passion of the Christ
Author: John Bartunek, foreword by Mel Gibson
Publisher: Ascension Press, USA
Date Published: February 2005
Price: Hardcover $19.95
Comments: An insider's look into the making of the blockbuster The
Passion of the Christ.
About the Author
From the Foreword by Mel Gibson:
"As a man of faith and a scholar, Fr. John carefully examines a number of
issues that simmer just beneath the surface of the film—vital issues like
forgiveness, love, freedom, the role of Mary, salvation, and the meaning of
suffering, human and divine. The time he spent with myself and others involved in the
production gives him a unique and, I think, interesting perspective."
Deepen your journey into the unforgettable film, The Passion of The Christ.
In this authorized, behind-the-scenes look at the movie, Fr. John Bartunek,
L.C., provides biblical, historical, and theological insights gleaned from hours
spent on the set and interviews with the director, actors, and filmmaking
crew. Inside the Passion is the most complete and thorough commentary on the movie
you will read.
A Deeper Understanding..., February 28, 2005
This is an amazing book! The author truly sheds light on so many questions I
had about the movie, but more importantly about the Passion of Christ! From
artistic choices made by Mel Gibson, to the theological decisions that went
behind almost every scene, this book takes you deeper into the story than you
could have ever imagined. I would recommend it to anyone who desires a closer
relationship with Christ, as well as those who wish to know what the director was
thinking during the making of the film.
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