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Are the Chronicles of Narnia an Evangelistic Text?<br> Are the Chronicles of Narnia an Evangelistic Text?

The Disney version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is due for general release on December 9th.
Many churches are treating this as an evangelistic event (much as they did with Chariots of Fire) and acting accordingly. My fear is that on the one hand we will go expecting the wrong thing and be disappointed, and that on the other hand we will miss what Lewis is actually trying to do (because it’s not evangelism in the popular sense), and thus fail to benefit from the movie.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe… Again! <br> The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe… Again!

Andrew Adamson’s, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, hit theaters on December 9, opening to mostly positive reviews. For longtime fans of the story, this big screen appearance either fulfills a deep desire to see a film version or fails to deliver the spirit and magic of the book. The audience with which I viewed the film was evenly divided....

With all the hype that the 2005 version is receiving, many fail to realize that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has had three film treatments in the past. While none before had nearly the budget nor the technology at their disposal, each has special merit that make viewing worthwhile and enjoyable. Here is a short survey of the various journeys to the land of Aslan.

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Kids react to Disney's <i>Chronicles of Narnia</i><br> Kids react to Disney's Chronicles of Narnia

The film version of The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
has been billed as a film that both children and adults will enjoy. To get a view of the film through the eyes of children, the staff of UMC.org invited several young friends to view the film and write down their reviews.
Movie Review: <i>The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe</i><br> Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

“Aslan’s on the move!” That simple, but stirring line from C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe takes on new meaning to millions this week as the beloved Christian classic makes its move to the big screen. Aslan may be on the move, but will audiences be moved by this big budget, computer graphics-heavy realization of a story that has defied filmmakers’ skills for half a century? The verdict? This film delivers! It is grand family entertainment that is a feast for the eyes, the heart and the soul.

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