CS Lewis means so much to me. I fell in love with his lionheart and endearing theology when I was introduced to him by some friends in a book discussion group years ago. I feel that I would be doing my children a terrible disservice if we see the Prince Caspian movie before we read the book.
We have not read all of the Chronicles of Narnia series. I enjoyed the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe with the kids about six years ago when Kendra was in a summer production of it at the Old Opera House. A few years later I read the Magician's Nephew with Kullen and liked it. When I started the second book, neither of us could immerse ourselves fully in the story and we gave up less than halfway through. We started the Prince Caspian book tonight and none of us wanted to stop. Sadly my voice, husky with asthma and allergies gave out long before our interest in the story did. I am admittedly not a fantasy reader either, and I was hooked.
I challenge you to read it by yourself or with your kids, and celebrate by going to see it on opening day, May 16th!