What book or film impacted your life or altered how you see the world? What art left a lasting imprint on your soul?
April 29, 2013 § 6 Comments
Over the last two weeks I’ve been reflecting upon the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand’s account of Olympic runner and WWII hero Louis Zamperini. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read, so captivating that I feel like I temporarily developed a photographic memory.
I’m not sure this book changed, or will end up changing, my life. But it certainly has me thinking about World War II, bravery, and manhood. Am I capable of that kind of heroism? Am I called to give to my country in similar ways? What have I done, or what can I do, to inspire courage?
As I began to think about those questions, I became curious about what other books, or other works of film, television, art, or music impacted, transformed, or left a lasting imprint on others. A book, a movie, or piece of art that left someone gratefully altered.
Ignatian Educator readers, care to share? I’d like to compile a list of books, movies, and other contributions of culture that I can mine for myself and my students. Please offer your selections in the comment section below. Tell about what you saw or read and why it was so influential.
Posted by Matt Emerson.