Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Narnia vs. Harry

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe has now passed at least two of the Harry Potter movies in domestic box office, and has a good shot of edging out the third.

This bodes well for the future; we'll get some more Narnias, and maybe some others, too. We just have to support the good ones -- even if they aren't designed to be blockbusters.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Books: Hard-Boiled Christian Detective Fiction

This series is a few years old, but I just found them -- I speak of W.E. (or Wally, depending on which edition you have) Davis' Gil Beckman detective series. Beckman is a wise-cracking former cop who works security at a California amusement park, with the typical hot-and-cold relationships with the local cops whenever tragedies strike at the park. He is also a widower, so his sensitive side is never far from the surface.

The books are pretty funny, most of the violent action is off-screen, and they are a pretty quick read.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Observing Another's Grief

I just sat down and read CS Lewis' A Grief Observed -- I had not read it before, and specifically sought it out, it being about 3 months after my mother's death. I did not go through any of the doubt and questioning that Lewis did, but walking with him through his processing of joy's death did touch me.