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Wizards, Wardrobes and Wookiees: Navigating Good and Evil in Harry Potter, Narnia and Star Wars

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Luke Skywalker. Lucy Pevensie. Harry Potter. For millions of children and adults alike, these names and stories are as familiar as those of close friends and family. We read and watch their adventures over and over again. We feel their fears and betrayals. We are inspired by their courage. And perhaps we wish we could live in their worlds, fight important battles and have ...more
Paperback, 229 pages
Published April 11th 2007 by IVP Books (first published 2007)
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Elyse
Aug 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
TL;DR – Unless you’re looking for blatantly obvious comparisons between HP, Narnia, SW, and the Bible, this book will do nothing to prompt any kind of deeper discussions or debates into the greyer world of good and evil. Rather, this book skims the surface of black and white morals and shallowly conceived comparisons of these stories to Christian life.

First, this book might have been two stars if it wasn't for glaring errors in spelling of Potter, Narnian, and Star Wars things (such as Umbrage i
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Michael Richards
Feb 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not liking this book at all, lots of Harry Potter references wizards, less chronicles of narnia wardrobe hardly any Star Wars wookies title wizards wardrobes and wookies shows the authors preference. Loads of biblical stuff and from the Hebrew 11. As you can guess not a fan
Kathy Brady
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting book that brings together Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Harry Potter in order to talk about the Bible and the hero journey in our own lives. I was definitely skeptical going into it because so much as already been said about Harry Potter and the hero's journey as well as Harry Potter and Christianity. (I know the same is true for Star Wars and Narnia as well but I haven't personally read anything like that about these works before). However I think that this boo ...more
Jen(n)
Sep 27, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: young Christians; young adults
Shelves: 50pagerule, 2007
I have to say, I was disappointed with this book. The subject matter and presentation is fine, but it just fell flat for me.

The basic premise is that fantastical stories link to theology, which is something I've known for many years and love to study, but I think this book is more of a primer for those who have never before considered the spiritual connotations of fantasy. Also, it's written much like an extended thesis for a freshman comp course, and I found punctuation, grammatical, and spell
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Celia Goodell
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book connects fantasy to the Christian beliefs. It was very clearly written with no jumps that would take the faith of a super hero. The writer made her argument in a clear, concise manner. It was a bit simple but that makes it readable across a wide spectrum. I would reccomend this to anyone with questions about whether or not fantasy has a place in a Christian's life.
Joanie
Jan 05, 2013 rated it liked it
This was an interesting and decent book for the most part. There were some typos and a few factual errors. Additionally, though personally a Christian, I felt it was too heavy on the Bible aspects. I would have preferred more focus on the three stories the author explores as she relates their themes to real life.
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