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Lent Courses 2017
This year's lent course will be using the film 'Chocolat' as a basis for 'Christ and the Chocolaterie'.
All groups will be following the same course, and all course commence the week of Monday 6th March. For more information, contact Rachel Harrison on 07732337717.
"Based on the story and characters of the Oscar nominated film ‘Chocolat’ - famously starring Juliette Binoche, Hilary Brand’s ‘Christ and the Chocolaterie’ relates passages from the Bible to scenes and themes from the film.
Setting out five group sessions for each week of Lent, ‘Christ and the Chocolaterie’ takes events from the film and relates them to key Bible message of Lent. Recognising Lent as a chance to embrace change and renewal, Hilary’s meditations lead into private thought or group discussion around the daily challenge of growing, giving and getting real with life.
Criticised by some for being a film that attacks the church and its traditions, Hilary Brand successfully turns those criticisms on the head with an analysis of the film and relating it what the Bible says. Given the movie’s popularity and that it’s not an overtly a supporter of Lent and Christianity, this course may be just right for those ‘allergic’ to church and Bible study.
The course begins its themes of life change with the first step – giving up the old ways. But this is not a call to self destroying austerity. Rather it’s laying the foundation for truly fulfilling life of giving generously, getting real and finally indulging ourselves almost greedily on the goodness that life in the resurrected Christ gives.
Remembering the traditional association of Easter with chocolate, ‘Christ and the Chocolaterie’ concludes with ideas for truly festive Easter celebration and the curious history of chocolate. Returning to the theme of life change, this time on a global scale, the book ends with a practical consideration of the unfair economics of the chocolate trade and its consequences."
Taken from the Edent courses website : https://www.eden.co.uk/blog/Christ-and-the-Chocolaterie-by-Hilary-Brand--A-Lent-course-from-the-movie-Chocolat-p1223