Chronicles of Nardia
by J. Vincent Martin
Any story of good winning out over evil is a good story. So I find no fault with The Chronicles of Nardia, nor C.S. Lewis. However, selling this wonderful tale as The Gospel is a bit of a contradiction. I may have missed it, but I never found the name of Jesus mentioned in it anywhere. Perhaps, thatís why Hollywood chose it. A Christian based fantasy with absolutely no reference to the politically incorrect name of Jesus. Itís just like Christmas without Christ isnít it?. A marketing stroke of genius! Hollywood gets all that Christian money, while at the same time is adhering to the guidelines of their allies efforts to remove Jesus from our lives. Hence, I take not offense to the story, but rather the patronizing marketing effort.
Actually, the tale does contain certain Christian values, and itís a wonderful story,indeed. So by all means do take the children to see it. But remember it is not The Gospel, regardless of any parallels. Itís merely a fantasy tale about a lion. The lion is not Jesus at all, he just happens to have Jesus in his heart. ††