Finding God in the Hunger Games by Selena Sarns

This book takes readers through the Hunger Games trilogy and draws parallels between biblical truths and ideas Collins puts forth in her books.  It has 30 days of readings that offer a verse, a commentary on an idea from the Hunger Games, how that relates to biblical truth, and then a one or two sentence summary on the following page.

I loved the Hunger Game trilogy and couldn’t wait to read this book!  I just got the book this morning and have read through it entirely already.  I enjoyed reliving the Hunger Games from a different perspective, especially one that caused me to look at the characters that I know so well in a different way.  Now that I have read it through once, I look forward to going back through it one reading at a time to really meditate on the truths and apply them in every day life.

One of the ideas discussed in this book is the idea of unconditional love.  Sarns uses the unconditional love that Peeta shows to Katniss to demonstrate the unconditional love that God shows to us.  Even after Peeta was hijacked, his love for Katniss was strong enough to overcome the brainwashing.  Some other themes Sarns identified were self-sacrifice, serving the poor, honesty, generosity, and forgiveness.

One of the things I like the best about this book is that it would appeal to fans of the Hunger Games that don’t necessarily believe in God, but teach them a little about his character and Jesus’s sacrifice for us.  I can see where it could be an excellent outreach study for young believers to share with their friends.  It isn’t deeply philosophical with complex theology, it is a light discussion on how we can live our lives in ways that are pleasing to God.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has read the Hunger Games books and enjoyed them.  If you liked the Hunger Games, you will love this book.

I received this book from in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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