In March 2012, I wrote a blog post compiling some of the resources I found while preparing for a Hunger Games lesson series. Because the movie had just come out, we took 23 students and leaders to see the movie, and then we debriefed afterwards.
In the meantime, this post has become one of the most popular on the blog. Youth workers from all over are using the links here to help prepare for their own Hunger Games-inspired lessons. So, in November 2013 I have decided to add to the list some additional resources being created in preparation for the next installment in the series – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
- Alvin Reid wrote a great post on The Gospel According to The Hunger Games
- CT’s Her.meneutics posted on the Importance of Dystopian Tales.
- The Atlantic looked at the influences on The Hunger Games, including Greek myths to gladiators to Survivor.
- Interlinc posted a few Discussion Guides, as well as links to some blog posts.
- YouthMinistry.com had a free Hunger Games lesson (PDF) based on Romans 5:6-8
- If you like comedy, watch a guy prank Hunger Games fans at the midnight showing.
- JUST ADDED! Julie Clawson wrote an article on The Hunger Games: An Allegory of Christian Love
- JUST ADDED! Julie Clawson also wrote a Kindle book called The Hunger Games and the Gospel: Bread, Circuses, and the Kingdom of God.
- JUST ADDED! Over on SermonCentral, James Blewett posted a manuscript from a sermon called Hunger Games: Jesus was Our Tribute
- JUST ADDED! ChristianityToday posted their review of The Hunger Games, as well as a link to a Movie Discussion Guide ($5).
- JUST ADDED! On CT’s Her.meneutics blog they have The Theology of the Hunger Games