|Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: An Allegory of Transformation|
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|Written by Michael Wilson|
|Saturday, 29 January 2011 20:46|
by Michael L. Wilson
When my children were small, I often read the Chronicles of Narnia to them before they went to bed. It was a lot of fun for all of us and I can see the influence of those times even now.
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We had seen the previous Narnian movies: The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe and Prince Caspian and enjoyed them so much that we procured the dvds of each. Dawn Treader will be no exception--rather it has become both Mary Jo's (my wife) and my favorite of the series to date.
I am convinced that transformation (old name: sanctification) is the forgotten doctrine in the N. American Church. Many Christians are slaves to addictions and other baggage that wreaks their marriage and families and stunts their fruitfulness for the Lord Jesus. For the most part, they find no help in the Church.
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is all about transformation. Eustace is transformed from a selfish prig to a courageous, even noble hero. Lucy is confronted by, confronts, and finally overcomes her insecurity and resulting temptations.