Friday, November 11, 2005

Readers' Retreat: Narnia and Dr. Gene E. Veith

Peek Into Narnia

Come to the Readers' Retreat: Delving into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with Dr. Gene Edward Veith , C.S. Lewis Scholar, hosted by King of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Golden Valley, Minnesota

Saturday, December 10, 2005 from 8:00am to 7:00pm


~ includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the movie ticket.

Students: $32.00 (or $18.00 for lunch only)

Adults: $48.00 (or $35.00 for lunch only)

This event is being hosted by King of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
6000 Duluth Street
Golden Valley, Mn 55422

To register or for more information, call Pastor Matthew Brooks at 763-546-3131 or email to

Register by November 25th -make checks payable to King of Grace


8:00am - Breakfast

9:00am - Presentation with selected readings and discussion
led by Dr. Veith, C.S. Lewis scholar

Noon - Lunch

1:00pm - Movie: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

3:30pm - Inklings - a discussion led by Dr. Veith

6:00pm - Dinner

Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Ph. D., is a well-known Lutheran writer and speaker, the Culture Editor of WORLD Magazine and the Executive Director of the Cranach Institute , for the study of Christianity and Culture, at Concordia Theological Seminary. He is the author of 15 books on Christianity and literature, the arts, and culture. Veith is highly respected for his scholarship on Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles. He has taught English literature for 25 years in both Christian and secular colleges. You may view his weekly posts on World Magazine and his daily posts at Cranach blog. He is most recently the author of The Soul of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Also, be sure to read Dr. Veith's review of the movie at World Magazine. Below is an exerpt:

A Review of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by Gene Edward Veith

The hype machine is getting cranked up for the upcoming movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, set to open Dec. 9. The dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic tale, with its clear symbolism of the gospel, is being marketed to and through churches, in the same way as The Passion of the Christ. WORLD caught one of the "Sneak Peeks" the promoters are staging for pastors and other Christian leaders across the country. (Go to for a schedule and ticket requests.) Though the producers of The Passion showed a rough cut of the whole movie, Disney and Walden Media are showing only clips of the Narnia movie. The event also included a walk-through of the plot, presentations from the production companies, suggestions from the evangelistic group Mission America for how churches could use this film, and a presentation from co-producer Douglas Gresham, Lewis' stepson. Judging from the preview, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe looks very promising, both as a movie and as a Christian testimony.

Continue reading this story by WORLD magazine.

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