They were the favorite novels of my childhood by far. I think I read them at least 3 times each … and if you forced me to pick a favorite … I would pick The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Maybe it’s because so much of the story takes place at sea, and I spent long summers as a child on my father’s ship or maybe it was because secretly I wanted to marry Ramundu's daughter (this was long before I met the fetching Amy Chamberlain, now Jacobsen).
I’m excited not just for the premier of the movie tomorrow, but for what we’re doing on HAVEN Today over the next few days.
We’ll have in interview with a Pastor who traces his conversion to reading this book, and seeing himself as Eustace. We’ll also be joined by Doug Gresham (the step-son of C.S. Lewis) and Kathy Keller (wife of Tim Keller) who corresponded with Lewis as a child. All this, and Charles Morris doing what he always does best, pointing us to Jesus – the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Some might say that a Christian radio broadcast like ours is spending to much time talking about a movie … are we? I don’t think so. Let me impress upon you these words from Lewis himself.
“Please, Aslan,” said Lucy. “Before we go, will you tell us when we can come back to Narnia again? Please. And oh, do, do, do make it soon.”
“Dearest,” said Aslan very gently, “you and your brother will never come back to Narnia.”
“Oh, Aslan!!” said Edmund and Lucy both together in despairing voices.
“You are too old, children,” said Aslan, “and you must begin to come close to your own world now.”
“It isn't Narnia, you know,” sobbed Lucy. “It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?”
“But you shall meet me, dear one,” said Aslan.
“Are are you there too, Sir?” said Edmund.
“I am,” said Aslan. “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
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