Itís a Wonderful Life

This Hollywood classic illustrates how one manís integrity and selflessness influence an entire community of people.

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Overview

Itís a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a struggling businessman with dreams of greater things. Born and raised in Bedford Falls, New York, Bailey cannot shake the town and its people. After inheriting his fatherís business and falling (unwillingly) for the girl next door, Bailey finds himself stuck in a situation that will test his patience, his inner strength, and his familyís love.

This study will help you discuss the deeper themes of the movie. What is the value of a human life? How much influence does one person have? What does George Bailey learn about selflessness and greed? How does the movie portray the power of ambition?

Discussion Guide

    • Movie Summary

    • Discussing the Scenes *Bonus Material: DVD Scenes to Watch*

—Generosity and Greed
(Proverbs 11:25; 15:27; 21:26; 22:9; Matthew 6:24)
—The Importance of Community
(Matthew 6:19Ė21; Luke 6:31; Acts 2:44; 1 Corinthians 12:12)
—The Value of Human Life
(Isaiah 1:17; John 3:16; John 13:34; Ephesians 4:32)
    • As the Credits Roll

Based On

Itís a Wonderful Life (Liberty Films, 1946), directed by Frank Capra, not rated.

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