I recently had the opportunity to review The Narnia Code by Michael Ward. Before I had even started reading the book, I also received a copy of the DVD of the same title. Normally I am very much in favor of reading the book before watching the movie, so that is what I chose to do. However in this case, it might have been best to watch the DVD first.
The Narnia Code DVD is a documentary style video which explores Michael Ward’s theory about the underlying theme of The Chronicles of Narnia. The DVD includes more biographical information about C.S. Lewis and how Michael Ward came to his conclusions than is available in the book. It also includes interviews with several C.S. Lewis experts along with their opinions of the The Narnia Code. The DVD spends less time than the book does on the theory itself. In my opinion, the video is a great way to pique your interest in the topic and then follow that with the greater detail included in the book. Each resource can stand alone as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed both the DVD and the book! If you’re looking for a great Christmas gift idea for a Narnia lover, you can find buying information at The Narnia Code website.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this DVD to review. I was not compensated for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.