Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Michael Ward's Excellent Adventure

"It was the most exciting thing that had happened to me while holding a book in my hands," Michael Ward told a gathering of Gordon students, faculty and staff last night (April 21). He was referring to his discovery of a secret pattern, based on planetary influences, governing C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. His book, Planet Narnia, makes his case, and though initially skeptical, most critics seem to be coming around, including Gordon alum Sorina Higgins, whose article, "Too Heavenly Minded?", appears in the spring issue of STILLPOINT,the Gordon College magazine. (The lovely illustrations are by Grant Hanna '06).
More goodies: Ward's very interesting website; another review, in Books and Culture, of Planet Narnia ; and a recent NY Times column by David Brooks that mentions Ward's scholarship.

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