I remember reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I was a kid. My friend, Suzanne Clark, read the entire series when we were in junior high. I was barely able to get through the first book, so I didn’t try any of the others. I’m wondering if I should go back and read it to see if I missed anything important.
The movie based on this book is being heavily marketed to the Christian population. There are lots of other books talking about the Christian symbolism of C. S. Lewis’ work. I never saw any Christian symbolism when I was reading it as a child. All I knew is that I didn’t like their little brother, Edmund, very much. If I don’t like the characters, even the evil ones, I have a hard time reading a book.
Have no doubt, C. S. Lewis does have Christian leanings, but I wonder if he would like to see his work used as a way to profit off of Christians. All I can do is imagine Jesus walking in on the movie premiere. Even if they knew who he is, would he even be allowed on the red carpet without a makeover? It makes me wonder. I don’t know if I’ll go see the movie. Maybe I’ll just enjoy my favorite quotations from C. S. Lewis in the privacy of my own home.
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