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The Narnia Code

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I know it sounds like the da vinci code, very clever, name a programme after something that caused so much controversy, you can get more viewers…

BBC had a show on last night with said title all about the mysterious code behind the Narnia series that has finally been cracked. I was like, yeah what ever, Aslan IS Jesus, WOW never saw that coming! But i was surprised to discover that was not the code at all. Here is the show on iPlayer, I am sorry for the transatlantic folks who may not be able to watch it. I was surprised. The show didn’t just look at the books, but look at Lewis’ life. Including what bought him to faith and how that influenced his life and writing. The show was presented by Dr Michael Ward who has written a book called Planet Narnia exploring how Lewis’ academic interest and expertise in medieval everything, influenced his writing of 7 books each representing 1 of the 7 planets from the medieval cosmos.  *YAWN*   I know I was glad I was already 35 minutes into the show and interested enough in his life story to keep watching. The final 10 minutes of the show were EXCELLENT!     You need to watch the whole show to get there.

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