To make hidden things visible

Like the P in psychology, The H in psychiatry, Invisible Ink and the Truth in Theology... The spell is complete, Now all is visible. In C. S. Lewis's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the author does not say what exactly Lucy Pevensie had to recite in order to perform the spell to make hidden things visible. But in Michael Apted's motion picture version of the story, we do get to hear her recite the spell — and what she says is pretty much what I've quoted above.The spell seems to suggest that t … [Read more...]

Why Narnia fans should give the Dawn Treader movie a second chance

Okay — my "revised" review of the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie has been published at the Huffington Post. Hint: I compare the book and movie versions to two of the gospels.Check it out:Spiritual Lessons from the 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Movie … [Read more...]

The Dawn Treader Movie: Give it a Second Chance

I don't want to say too much right now — I've written a piece that I've submitted to another blog; if they turn it down I'll post it here, and if they publish it I'll post a link. But here's the gist of what I have to say: I went to see the film adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader for the second time yesterday, and I liked it much, much better than the first time around. Indeed, I think the trick is simply to let go of expectations. Yes, the story in the movie is different than the b … [Read more...]

The “Voyage” Starts Today

Today the movie adaptation of C. S. Lewis's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader opens in American theaters. The third of the Chronicles of Narnia, it features a wondrous sea voyage — a quest in which our heroes (King Caspian, Reepicheep the Mouse, and the English schoolchildren Lucy, Edmund and Eustace) seek the seven Lost Lords of Narnia — but also seek the very end of the world, beyond which lies Aslan's country itself.Okay, so they've changed the story somewhat. And granted, the movie so far is g … [Read more...]

Read an excerpt from my new book!

Paraclete Press, the publisher of my new book on the spiritual lessons from Narnia, has posted a generous excerpt from the book in PDF format online. Please take a moment to read it — and if you find it entertaining or useful, I hope you'll order a copy (or three) for yourself or to give away.Click here to read an excerpt of The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader.Click here to order The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader from Amazon.com. … [Read more...]

NarniaWeb and the Dawn Treader Movie

A lucky writer from NarniaWeb.com got to attend an advance screening of the movie adaptation of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. You can read the review by clicking here. It's very general, pretty much spoiler-free, but it will whet your appetite for what promises to be a very beautiful and lovely movie. If you are a Narnia or especially a Dawn Treader fan like I am, this review will rev up your anticipation.Here's a tasty tidbit: The final scenes of the film, especially Aslan’s country, are u … [Read more...]

Quote for the Day

"You can't know," said the girl. "You can only believe — or not." — C. S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader … [Read more...]


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