Saturday, January 1, 2011

Book of Eli

Rented and watched this movie starring Denzel Washington.  It was the tale of Eli's journey across the country protecting the last known copy of the Bible after a war kills most of civilization. It contained some swearing, and a lot of close combat violence and blood and gore, so I can't recommend it for everyone. I was inspired by Eli's faith, and his devotion to understanding the Word. I won't spoil any pertinent details, but I will say I was disappointed at the ending. After such a long journey, and Eli's numerous claims of "It's not just a book" -- it ends up on a shelf, between the Koran and the Torah, as the camera pans out to view a hundred other books.  It ends up just another book in a giant library.

Eli's quote seems pretty applicable in these days:  "In all these years I've been carrying it and reading it every day, I got so caught up in keeping it safe that I forgot to live by what I learned from it." I think we often know what the Bible says but don't do what it says (see James 1:22).

Another quote I liked:
   Solara: I want to come with you
   Eli: No, you don't.
   Solara: I don't like it here.
   Eli: Then change it.

1 comment:

  1. I admired his faith and devotion too, it's amazing the things we take for granted today because we have such easy access to them. Those are great quotes too. Overall I liked it!


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