Sunday, December 19, 2010

Great Writing

No, I've not suddenly grown some kind of ego and am touting this blog as great writing. In fact, quite the opposite, I'm going to stop being afraid to write only when I feel there is something potentially profound or deep to write about - that even has potential to be great. I'm just going to write. Nobody is forcing anyone to read it (that I know of). I'd hate to think I write so badly that in some prison somewhere they are using it as punishment!

Actually, the great writing I had in mind is CS Lewis. This weekend Tim and I went to see Chronicles of Narnia - Voyage of the Dawn Treader. It was convicting, entertaining, visually almost on par with the imagination of a child, heart-warming, tender, adventurous, and compelling.

I'll admit to being a little apprehensive at first. I went to see The Lion the Witch, and the Wardrobe a few years ago when it came out and was a little disappointed. A lot of the message seemed to be missing, and the heroes of my childhood seemed shallow. I didn't even watch the second one (Prince Caspian). I'm happy to say that the warmth and inspiration are back in this third installment.

It turns out, 20th Century Fox has taken over production of the movies - which explains why Aslan said something at the end of this movie I was shocked Disney allowed, as it alludes very much to the faith behind the stories. I do believe I'm at the point in my life where a second reading of all seven books would be a great idea. CS Lewis had a gift.

The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, is one of the very few sets of books that should be read three times: in childhood, early adulthood, and late in life.
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"No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond."
C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I am thankful you were here!