The magical land of Narnia comes alive in this excellent version of C.S. Lewis’ famous novel: THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN AND THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER. Picking up where THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE left off, Narnia is left under the corrupt rule of King Miraz. His nephew, Prince Caspian, summons Edmund and Lucy out of contemporary Britain to help him regain the throne. Accompanied by an army of dwarfs and talking animals, and under the guidance of the lion Aslan (C.S. Lewis’ allegorical figure for Jesus Christ) Narnia is placed under the just rule of Caspian.
The story of THE DAWN TREADER is replete with spiritual themes. However, some viewers may be disturbed by the use of magic, even though by and large enchantment is used allegorically and is something that happens to the characters, rather than being performed by the characters. Even so, PRINCE CASPIAN AND THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is rich in adventure and high moral content. Acting performances and direction are superb. In terms of literary value, the video is also faithful to the original novel. Overall, PRINCE CASPIAN AND THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is a generous portion of superior family entertainment.
1 Berit Kjos (pronounced Chos) is the author of YOUR CHILD AND THE NEW AGE and A WARDROBE FROM THE KING, both from Victor Books. As a registered nurse, she was first introduced to the New Age Movement through “holistic health” in the early 70’s. A few years later, while writing Bible studies for the women at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, and training leaders to teach neighborhood Bible studies, she recognized the need to understand counterfeit spirituality. Some of the group participants had been involved in occult practices and sought clear Biblical answers. Kjos began to prepare teaching material pointing out the differences between New Age teaching and Biblical truth. She has spoken extensively to women’s groups on how parents can equip children to resist New Age influences. She is married to a lawyer and has three sons. All have input in her writing projects. They are members of Union Presbyterian Church and live in Los Altos, Calif.
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2 Reprinted with permission of THE NEW AMERICAN, November 21, 1988. James Perloff is a contributing editor to THE NEW AMERICAN. His book, THE SHADOWS OF POWER: THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE AMERICAN DECLINE, is about to released by Western Islands.
3 Reprinted with permission of THE NEW AMERICAN, November 21, 1988. James Perloff is a contributing editor to THE NEW AMERICAN. His book, THE SHADOWS OF POWER: THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND THE AMERICAN DECLINE, is about to released by Western Islands.
(O) Magic and enchantment throughout, through not necessarily in an evil context.