This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.

Matthew 10 19-20

And don't you worry about what you'll say or how you'll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words. - Matthew 10 19-20

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Today I went to see a film with 3 friends who I have not seen in a while. After spending the day having some good laughs with some great people and catching up with friends the film was a good way to wrap up the day.

Personally, to a number of my friends disgust, I have never read the Narnia series of books. I have seen all three films now, but know next to nothing about the stories or themes that run through them. But one of the friends I went to see the film with is a huge fan of C. S. Lewis. and was desperate to see the new film. The first I heard of the film was when she mentioned it online the other week, having watched the first two films it interested me enough to google it and watch the trailer.

While watching this film it seemed to me almost impossible to miss the Christian overtones of the story and the deep meanings of some of the scenes and lines. It was amazing to sit and think about how many millions of people will watch this film and hear the same lines and see the same scenes portrayed which have huge Christian significance.

But I do have one worry about the film though. I have seen the two films that precede this film and I can not personally remember thinking while watching them, wow what a powerful Christian message. Is it that I only saw the parts of the film that alluded to my faith because I am now a Christian and attuned to these things, or is it that Dawn Treader passes the message on better. I intend to re watch the first two films to see if watching them as a Christian gives a different experience to what I remember of them last time.

I think that I may have the potential to be converted in to a C. S. Lewis fan by my friends, as I have enjoyed all 3 films and the one or two works by him that I have read, but it remains to be seen. I will keep you updated on how this goes in the future if I ever get to the bottom of the stack of books I have to read already. Also keep an eye out as I will probably post something about the story and meaning of the Dawn Treader once I have time to think about the film and do a small amount of background research in to the story and C. S. Lewis.


  1. My recommendations:

    1. The (Entire) Chronicles of Narnia, with particular attention paid to The magicians nephew, the lion the witch and the wardrobe and the last battle.

    2. Mere Christianity, one of the best apologetics for Christianity

    3. Surprised by joy. his auto biography

    4. The Four Loves. Challenges your relationships

    5. The Screwtapes letters. Makes you realise the enemy traps.

  2. How did I know a whole reading list would be on the cards once I mentioned C. S. Lewis. Already read the Screwtape letters which I found to be very good and also very challenging, remind me to post it back to you when I send your Christmas present.