Maple Ridge, BC
What does being a Christian mean to you? Love, mercy,
seek justice and walk humbly with our God.
John is a man who has sinned against
Winston and, although there remains the
desire to forgive, Winston cannot erase the
actions that have already taken place. As a
result, he is now the target of everyone yet
protected by none.
This is a film that explores the moment
where one is forced to decide who they shall
be. While on his way to meet underground
crime boss, Bowery King (Laurence
Fishburne), he is met with a sign that says
“Jesus saves,” yet he walks right past it. It
is a reminder that the justice of the Old
Testament can appear dark without the
light inherent to the New Testament.
Wick is a man who needs salvation yet finds
no absolution in anything. Near the end of
the film, he sits in his burnt down home,
clutching his wife’s rosary and reflecting
on the events that have just taken place.
Although he is clearly repentant, he refuses
to – or, more accurately, is unable to – move
beyond his past.
What people will most likely remember
about John Wick: Chapter 2 is its stylized
violence and spectacular battle scenes. Still,
the deeper story within the film reveals a
man who wishes to take steps into a world
of freedom but remains a lost soul, running
from his past and leaning into an empty future. (“Am I free?” he asks as he is reminded
that he “never will be.”) Though called “the
Boogeyman” by those who fear him, Wick is
in fact more of a ghost floating through life
without any firm spiritual grounding.
One only hopes that, in the inevitable, and
likely final Chapter 3, Wick finally finds
some shred of light in the darkness that
continues to swallow him whole.
A Viscount’s Proposal
The Regency Spies of London Series
Words by Melanie Kislby
Incredible! This is Jane Austen’s Pride &
Prejudice retold with a Christian perspective!
Subtle hints and flares of Emma are also
seen throughout the story. Especially in the
colourful conversations of Leorah and her
friend. Leorah’s stubbornness to society
and her feminine ignorance made this story
quite hilarious at times. Her clumsiness was
I adored the character arcs for both Leorah
and Edward, the Viscount of Withinghall.
The duty to do good for opposing reasons
was a perfect combination for these two.
The underlying love of Christ was, and
is always, wonderful in this author’s
stories. (She lives in Alabama. See
The only critique I have is that there wasn’t
much “spying” going on. But, with that said,
a seriously well told story took precedence
to that very small fact. By far, my favourite
out of all of Melanie Dickerson’s stories to
I rate it a solid 5/5 for this fantastic
character driven Young Adult Christian