For Narnia! For Aslan!


I urge everyone to go see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the The Wardrobe. I just returned from seeing it with my family and I’m absolutely stunned and amazed at the depth of Christian content in this movie. I suppose those who have no idea that C.S. Lewis was, perhaps, the greatest Christian apologist and writer in the 20th century, may see the movie, and leave again, with no idea what this film is about; that is, what it is  really all about.
     Ironically, because of secularist reviewers trashing the movie for its “overt Christian symbolism” many people will be sensitized by those who despise the Faith to be aware of what the true meaning of this movie is.
    I would be hard pressed to identify a better witnessing tool than Narnia. What a wonderful way to draw people into the “great story” of the Faith,without necessarily rubbing their noses in things that may seem so obvious to believers, but are not at all  clear to unbelievers.
     If we want Hollywood to be sensitive to the needs of the Christan community and if we want movies that reflect the truths we hold dear and the values flowing from those truths, we must support movies like this.
    I believe you will be as delighted as I was by the quality of the movie. The special effects are truly amazing. I have to tell you that I’ve never read Lewis’ “Narnia” books and in preparation for this movie I began to read the second volume of the seven Narnia series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but frankly, I got bored and put it down. I’m a huge fan of Tolkien and so I guess I expected something a bit more in-depth in the books.
    Now, I’m rather pleased I only read half the book, for it gave me a chance to evaluate the movie more from the standpoint of not being familiar with the story’s details. The movie made perfect sense. The symbolism of Christ and His sacrifice and resurrection is keenly powerful. The realism of life as battle against evil and sin and death came through so strongly. How many of our Evangelical brethren wil catch the amazing symbolism of the Lord’s Supper in this film? Look for it.
    Finally, the joy and promise of eternal life, given as a gift now, to be enjoyed forever brings the movie to a powerful emotional conclusion.
    And so, I say, for Narnia and for Aslan, go see this movie.

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