From Now On: A Lent Course on Hope and Redemption in The Greatest Showman
A brilliant Lent Course based on the hugely popular film The Greatest Showman. The 2018 Golden Globe-nominated movie starring Hugh Jackman, about the founder and stars of the Barnum & Bailey Circus is ideal for Lenten study of Christian themes of hope, redemption and new life.
The five-week course offers discussion points, biblical reflections and prayers based on short excerpts from the film. The themes are: (1) ‘A Million Dreams’, exploring what liberation and hope might look like for an ‘outsider’ in the world; (2) ‘Come Alive’, exploring how the family of faith can bring hope and purpose; (3) ‘Rewrite the stars’, asks what forms of resistance can be placed in the way of salvation; (4) ‘Never Enough’, questions the temptations of false fulfilment that can lead us to betrayal; (5) ‘The Greatest Show’, shows how redemption is found when we discover ‘the circus is our home’.
About the Author
Rachel Mann is a parish priest, writer, speaker and broadcaster, with a particular interest in the relationship between popular culture and faith. Author of four books, she was formerly Poet-In-Residence at Manchester Cathedral.