Monday, July 23, 2007

The Power of Love

Christianity Today has posted on its Website an excellent review by Bob Smietana of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final book of the series by J.K. Rowling. The review summarizes better than I could some of the theology and Christian imagery in "Deathly Hallows" -- including two direct quotes from the New Testament.

After almost three hours of standing in line with my hardy crew at the Barnes and Noble at Union Square before (and after) midnight on Friday, I spent nearly all-day Saturday reading "Deathly Hallows." I think it was a very good ending to the tale -- which may be the greatest contribution of our era to children's literature.

Like Aslan and Frodo before him, Harry is a messianic character that may remind a whole new generation about the power of sacrificial love.

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