Saturday, October 7, 2017
Top Three Fantasies to Reread this Fall
3. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief: For everyone who is frustrated with school at this point in the year, Percy Jackson provides a welcome reminder that school isn't set up well for everyone. Percy's dyslexia, inability to sit still, and tendency to vaporize teachers are actually all part of what makes him a hero. Sometimes, the parts of our lives that cause us trouble are there for a reason--following Percy's adventures just might give you extra encouragement to discover those reasons.
2. A Wrinkle in Time: I love to join Meg as she pulls on her New England anorak and tromps out to the star-watching rock. Little does she know she will be called to adventure, and her yes is an essential part of rescuing someone she loves. Best of all, A Wrinkle in Time is a gracious reminder of the power of love to transform our faults into our strengths. (Have you seen the trailer for the movie due out in March? I can't wait!)
1. Harry Potter: As a Christian, I know there are lots of perspectives about what to do with Halloween. For us, Halloween is a great excuse to listen to John Williams' fantastic score, make a batch of butter beer (like root beer, but with butterscotch), and invite friends over. But whenever I think of Harry Potter, I also think of the value of self-sacrificial love. Harry, Ron and Hermione show an excellent example of true friendship, and Dumbledore is always standing in the wings, leading and guiding Harry, but also pushing Harry to live up to his calling, in much the same way God leads and guides us, and asks us to make love for others central to the decisions we make in our lives.