Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Narnia Code - DVD review

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis has become one of the most globally beloved franchises in history. And yet, there are mysteries about the author and these seven stories that have fascinated scholars for nearly half a century.

Enter Michael Ward who takes us inside the pages of Lewis's masterpieces and discovers a "secret imaginative key" - The Narnia Code. Like a detective embroiled in an elusive chase, Ward takes us on an illuminating adventure into medieval cosmology and spiritual symbolism. His absorbing conclusions reveal a new third layer of hidden delight that will forever change your love and appreciation for C.s. Lewis and the Narnia books.

I have to admit that I have never been one that was interested in these books or even the movies as they started coming out. And the reason for that is I did not really understand what they were all about. After watching this DVD I think I want to read the books and watch the movies and see just what I have missed out on. I learned so much about this series by watching this DVD and now I have a better appreciation for the stories that C.S. Lewis was sharing with us.

C.S. Lewis went from being an atheist, to becoming a Christian and also had an appreciation for the planets. In fact, the seven books that he wrote are based on the seven planets. Something very interesting that I also learned is how our days of the week were named after the planets as well. Such as Monday is named for the moon, Saturday for Saturn and Sunday for the sun.

I have to say, this was a very intersting DVD. I recommend it to anyone ESPECIALLY if you are like me and have been confused over all the "hype" of these books. You can also get an appreciation for the series and maybe get in on the "hype".

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