Thursday, July 27, 2006
Must we really?
Katie, the keeper of the books, regularly grabs books that she thinks I'd like and puts them in a pile for me. As I went through the pile yesterday, I found that she had put this book: Swashbuckling Faith: Exploring for Treasure with Pirates of the Caribbean. I immediately started laughing. WARNING: HEAVY CYNICISM INCOMING! Must the Christian book industry try to make a buck of every single latest fad? Seriously! You should have seen the book store shelves filled with "Narnia" books. Okay, I repent of the cynicism (at least some of it). As a friend and I were talking yesterday, I'm sure that somewhere, someone is connecting to this. And if this comes from a good place -- that people really are wanting to wrestle through the spiritual implications of a pirate movie, then "good for them." But if it's just about making a buck, and trying to ride the wave of a movie industry juggernaut, then shame on us for exploiting the gospel of Jesus Christ to make a few more shekels.
Posted by charlesdean2 at 8:30 AM