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The Golden Compass — book & movie reviews

Posted by susanb99 on February 17, 2008

From Kjos Ministries – Berit Kjos:

More than 15 million copies of Philip Pullman’s trilogy have been sold. The first movie in the series opens December 7.As readers move from book to book, they meet likeable God-haters, experience magical worlds, and discover the strange forces that drive Pullman’s occult cosmos…

Read the BOOK review HERE

The movie, “The Golden Compass,” heralds a mysterious “compass,” but this is no ordinary navigational guide. Instead, it’s a divination device — an alethiometer — energized by tiny, conscious “Dust” particles. Though usually invisible, these Dust particles can be sensed by the story’s more psychically attuned characters. So when 12-year-old heroine Lyra seeks guidance through her treasured “truth measure,” she invokes swirling masses of shimmering Dust that communicate the “true” answers needed for the battles ahead…

Read the MOVIE review HERE


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