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New Movies and Music for Kids

May 17, 2010

What’s Playing at the Movies

Movie: Oceans (April 22, Earth Day)

Genre: True-life adventure

Rating: G (some nature-related suspense and peril)

Cast: Nature

Synopsis: In a follow-up to Earth, Disneynature offers a look below the seas, which cover three-fourths of our planet. The directors dive deep into life-sustaining waters, using new technology to offer stunning up-close views of nature, animals, and vanishing wonders.

Discussion Questions: What amazes you most about God’s creation? What would you say to people who insist that no Creator was involved in making it? Read aloud Genesis 2:15. What responsibilities do we have to care for our planet? How is caring for our environment an act of love toward God and other people?

What Music Is Releasing

Artist: Amy Grant

Album: Somewhere Down the Road

Artist Info: Grant, who’s been singing for more than 30 years, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. She’s known for storytelling songs that explore life’s joys and struggles.

Summary: Grant’s 19th album contains six brand-new songs and some older favorites. “Better Than a Hallelujah” is already being played extensively on Christian radio. “Overnight,” which features Grant’s 18-year-old daughter Sarah, reminds listeners that answers to some prayers take time: “If it all just happened overnight, you would never learn to believe in what you cannot see.”

Discussion Questions: For you, what’s the hardest thing about waiting? Would you want God to instantly answer your every request? Why or why not? Read aloud Romans 8:25 and Hebrews 11:1. What are some things you’ve learned from having to wait? How do waiting and hoping affect your faith?

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