One of the books that I have really enjoyed recently is Robert Jewett, St. Paul Returns to the Movies: Truimph Over Shame. Robert Jewett places passages from the Bible alongside a film and, in a highly readable way, allows each one to comment on the other. When I find a book as good as this, I get quite excited!
What, for me, was even more exciting was that Robert Jewett discovered, in the period before writing this book, that Paul’s dominant concern in much of his writing was the overarching cultural concern with honour and shame. Each of the films he has chosen to place alongside scripture passages helped me to understand better the particular dynamics of shame and honour in the related Scripture passage.
An excellent book (and at the time of writing, available secondhand online for only £0.93 plus postage)!