Chasm: Crossing The Divide Between Hollywood And People Of Faith by Larry W. PolandChasm: Crossing The Divide Between Hollywood And People Of Faith by Larry W. Poland

Chasm: Crossing The Divide Between Hollywood And People Of Faith

byLarry W. Poland

Paperback | August 5, 2014

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Dr. Larry Poland's book,Chasm: Crossing the Divide Between Hollywood and People of Faith, explores the century-old warfare between the world of entertainment and mainstream Americans, those "flyovers" between Hollywood and New York. It is filled with fascinating first-person stories exposing the conflicts over excess, entitlement, morality, God, faith, and intrinsic value. Dr. Poland's three decades in Hollywood as a consultant on the faith community informs his analysis. Stunning stories from inside the industry are told with insight and good humor. Biting criticisms of those on both sides of the divide end with a call to build trust and goodwill.

Larry W. Poland, PhD, has been a leader in higher education, international volunteer service, and in consulting to leaders in the entertainment industry. He was the youngest college president in America, has hosted both TV and radio programs, and was included on Harvest House Publishers' list of "The 365 Most Influential People in the ...
Title:Chasm: Crossing The Divide Between Hollywood And People Of FaithFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Morgan James PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1630470627

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Read from the Book

I'll start with "Hollywood." In reality, Hollywood doesn't exist as just a place! describe the sheer disappointment. They thought Hollywood's glamour was the place. It isn't. Hollywood isn't the shabby buildings on the bou- levard lined with tourist traps, tacky lingerie stores, and greasy spoons. It's not the place lined with the homeless people, ladies of the evening, and druggies traversing the so-called Walk of Fame. The sign at the city limits or on the hills above the town may say "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D," even close to the Hollywood zip code. A day on the Universal Studios tour may give visitors a little of knowing they let themselves be seduced by mirrors, strings, pulleys, and computer-controlled contraptions. It was a tourist factory. It wasn't really Hollywood.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Laying the Footers

Chapter 2 "You're Worthless, and I'm Not": The Conflict over Substance and Superiority

Chapter 3 "It's Just a Movie!": The Conflict over Media Influence and Accountability

Chapter 4 "What Do You Mean, It's Wrong?": The Conflict over the Nature of Good and Evil

Chapter 5 The Billy Maher Evangelistic Association: The Conflict over the Value of God and Faith

Chapter 6 A Not-So-Ducky Episode: The Conflict over PC

Chapter 7 Jesus Saves: The Conflict over Jesus and Being Born Again

Chapter 8 "Death to Conservatism!": The Conflict over Moral and Political Liberalism

Chapter 9 The Hef and Paris Factor: The Conflict over Excess

Chapter 10 "You Make No Sense!": The Conflict over Rationality

Chapter 11 "Shock and Awe": The Emissaries of Peace Take Up Arms

Chapter 12 "Don't You Know Who I Am?": The Conflict over Entitlement

Chapter 13 The Fulcrum: The God-and-Bible Factor

Chapter 14 "What? You're a Decent Human Being?": The Demise of Demonization

Chasm Endnotes