SPOILER ALERT: We talk about some specific films in this episode and talk directly about their endings. Some of the references include Iron Man, Inside Out, and the Harry Potter films.

Introduction:
Frank Turek, founder of and president of CrossExamined, joins Amy to talk about his book, Hollywood Heroes, which he co-authored with his son, Zach. This podcast will help parents find ways to incorporate culture, specifically superheroes, into real-life lessons about our ultimate hero, Jesus.

Main Points Covered:

  • Why does this book matter today?
  • Superheroes can point your kids to Jesus.
  • What about parents being hesitant about watching some of these “hero” movies?
  • You can use fictional stories to teach biblical truths.
  • Iron Man character arc
  • With proper supervision, these kinds of films can point kids to Christ.

Resources Mentioned:

Hollywood Heroes by Frank Turek and Zach Turek
Mama Bear Apologetics (book)
Mama Bear Apologetics Guide to Sexuality

Scripture Mentioned:
Proverbs 4:23 – “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Quotable Quotes:
“If the demons can recognize Jesus, secular sources can point to Christ.” – Amy Davison
“Christianity rescues us from this world of pain and suffering.” – Frank Turek
“The common theme in hero movies is sacrifice, which is what Jesus did for us.” – Frank Turek

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