Might as well blog while I'm thinking about it and have the time, right?
I started a series yesterday on favorite stories, and I'm picking one for each letter of the alphabet. Today's letter is B.
The Book of Eli
This is a fairly new addition to favorites--I've only seen it twice. But powerful story can capture you the first time around, and that's the case with this Denzel Washington film.
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where there isn't lot to eat and water is a precious resource. We meet our lone traveler, Eli (Washington), who is headed west. Eli carries a book. Turns out this book is THE book (the Bible), and that a wannabe lord has been searching for a copy for quite a while now. When he and Eli cross paths, things get a bit crazy.
This movie is gritty; there is nothing really pretty to be found. Yet there is beauty in the motivation, in the determination, and in the outcome.
I find in The Book of Eli a story about God's love, protection, and mysterious ways. Which is sorta funny, since the movie wasn't made by a Christian outfit. And perhaps that makes me love it more, because it reminds me that Truth doesn't require perfection or even someone who agrees with it; it will shine through if the storyteller is willing to honestly tell the story.