Focus on the Family Radio Theater is an amazing gift, and I have one more that I will recommend to you probably, but this is the top of listening heap. We bought this 4-5 years ago when it was $60 more expensive, and it is one of our most treasured belongings. Our boys have listened to this top-notch, full-cast, beautifully-orchestrated, Doug-Gresham-endorsed, 19-disc recording over and over and over…. This set, along with the books, have shaped our family, and I don’t mind that when we bleed or cry, we shed Narnian blood or tears. In being so enveloped in Narnia, we are enhancing and deepening our Christianity reality.
Just a short word about the Narnia movies and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader which is coming out this month. The movies are good and should be judged on their own, but they are not the book series and they are not this set. The books are full and rich, the movie versions are “close-enough” adaptations. You don’t know Narnia if you only watch the movies. This set is not the book set, but the script comes straight from the books and they do a great job over 19 discs making alive the book. I think this enhances the reading of the book beautifully.
Give a hoot. Don’t miss any of them. Here are the others.