Posts Tagged ‘children’s literature’

            A good way to evaluate Harry Potter is to compare it to Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.  Taking into account the facts that Tolkien’s masterpiece is the standard for fantasy literature and that Rowling is writing a slightly different genre and for a different audience, Harry Potter holds up fairly well.  Nevertheless, Rowling falls short at a crucial point.  That shortcoming, however, is one that much Christian thinking about God and evil shares.  We desperately need to hear Tolkien in order to avoid the errors of moralism and a simplistic faith that cannot withstand the tidal waves of disappointment in the face of the hiddenness of God. Read the rest of this entry »

           Now that the final Harry Potter movie is out of the theaters it seems a good time to evaluate the phenomenon from a Christian perspective.  Some Christians have been highly critical of the books, the author, and the movies.  I’m a Christian, and I don’t agree with them. Read the rest of this entry »

I recently watched the movie version of Lewis’s book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  I left entertained but not satisfied; so I decided to read the book again, which is my favorite in the series.  After finishing, I see three reasons that the movies fall short of the books. Read the rest of this entry »