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15 Film Characters Way More Like Jesus Than Many Actual Portrayals Of Jesus

Sometimes we think that only people playing JESUS HIMSELF have anything to teach us about that radical and subversive person named Jesus of Nazareth. Here are fifteen totally non-Jesus characters that show us a lot more about him than you'd think.

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2. Oskar Schell, "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"


A nine-year old kid on a emotionally powerful journey typifies Jesus' example that "whoever doesn't receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it" (Mark 10:15).

7. Hushpuppy, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"


We don't have a lot of stories from Jesus' growing up, but seeing him in a poor, homeless six-year old in the Louisiana bayou is as theologically powerful as it gets.

12. Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, "The Motorcycle Diaries"


Ernesto's transformation after seeing what he sees in this epic journey mirrors Jesus' own struggles to understand his mission (that we often ignore).

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