Honestly, I was totally unknown to Frank Carpa‘s classic Christmas fantasie / drama movie, It’s A Wonderful World, produced in 1946, starring James Stewart. For Americans this is may sound strange, but yes, there’s more to Christmas than that Christmas eve family gathering where happily ever after is the main theme, Santa drops presents that can be unboxed. Alan Vermily used this popular movie to write an analysis and Bible study about, that can be used in Sunday school, small group meetings, or personal meditation.
It’s A Wonderful Life Study Guide not only consists of the movie plot, a description of the characters, as well as five studies on the scenes, the difficulties one faces, and how redemption can bring a life changing solution. Stripped of the commercial layers, Christmas can remind us of the restored relationship with God that Jesus Christ made possible by becoming a son of man, loving each one of us regardless of our status and wealth, and teaching us to love God and others. Scripture references, an answers guide, recommended (online) video segments to watch, as well as commentary to the movie production, distribution, and sales are provided.
About the author
Alan Vermilye has worked in Christian publishing for 20 years with many top selling Bible study authors as well as Christian musicians. He is an Amazon Best Seller and the author of The Screwtape Letters Study Guide, The Screwtape Letters Study Guide for Teens, Screwtape Proposes a Toast Study Guide, The Great Divorce Study Guide, The Problem with Pain Study Guide, A Christmas Carol Study Guide, and he created the very popular Big Shiny Planet Bible Study Series used by thousands of church youth groups worldwide.
In addition, he has helped create and market hundreds of published Bible study projects including the Mere Christianity Bible Study Guide by Dr. Steven Urban and the Safe Travel Solutions security-training curriculum designed for short-term mission teams traveling overseas.
I received a free review copy from the author via Bookfunnel.com in exchange for my personal, unbiased review upon reading.