January 5, 2010
Denzel's Scripture Memory Program
First, recite the 23rd Psalm by heart. Then chop off somebody's hand. Hey, it's The Book of Eli!
There's yet another post-apocalyptic film on the horizon, which should be reason enough for skepticism: Haven't there been enough already? But The Book of Eli , releasing Jan. 15, looks pretty interesting, if for no other reason than its central character: The Bible.
Denzel Washington plays a man named Eli who has allegedly been instructed by God to deliver the Bible -- apparently the last one on earth -- to some unknown recipient "out West."
Our friend Phil Cooke recently had Washington in his studio to film a promo for the movie (see below). In it, Washington says that his character "hears voices from God" to take the Bible "across the country, and to deliver it, out West. In following his mission he's been given by God, he becomes more and more violent in order to get the job done."
Washington, a Christian, says the film is "a story about faith. . . . We're all a work in progress. I think we're all on a journey on this earth to be better human beings and to hopefully follow the Word of God."Check it out: