Need Your Help, Blog World

You guys are always full of good information for me! I need some help with some things and would love your input!

a) Because of a writing project I'm working on, I am looking for a quote in "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" about Aslan. Someone says "He's a lion??? Is he safe?" The answer is a laughing, "Oh, no, he isn't safe, but he is very, very good." I thought it came at the end of the movie, but it isn't (Lucy has a similar response to Tumnus, but I think it is referencing an earlier conversation). Is it in the movie at all, or only the book? Is anyone a LWW scholar? Would love some help!

b) Music people! Help me out! Coffee Group has a speaking engagement coming up in a few months. Our topic that we've been given is "Amazing Freedom" -- the freedom we have in Christ. That puts FFH's song "Good to be Free" in my head. I know there are TONS of other songs out there about the freedom we have in Christ -- free FROM sin and pain, as well as free to love and trust fully. Suggestions? I would love to make us a CD to be running through our heads these next few months. Do you have a song that pops into your head that talks about 'Freedom in Christ'? Spill it!

Here's one that doesn't even use the word 'freedom'!


Runner Mom said...

Hey, Sarah! I loved this "Mary Mary" video!It got my Monday rolling!!

I am not a singer by any means, but I have some song ideas on Freedom/forgiveness for you! Signs of Life by Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Tomin--Made To Worship, Rebecca St. James--Forgive Me, and Chris Tomlin--Amazing Grace. Hope those help!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog this weekend!! I've seen you bouncing around in Blogland as well! I love your blog! Just read a few posts!

We definitely need to meet at SS on Friday! What time are you flying in? I'm getting there right after lunch-planning on meeting some gals at the outlets--food court--for lunch. If you're already there, please join us!

And the time issue and running--not a good excuse! I ran San Anotonio in Nov and there was only 1 hour difference! I will plan on seeing you in the lobby on Sat am!! I am going to get in touch with some other gals and see what time we need to do this--only 3-4 miles at an easy pace! Pray about it!!

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Tammy M. said...

That quote is in the movie, it is right at the end as Aslan is walking away on the beach. Lucy is talking to Mr. Tumnus.

Tammy M. said...

It is not right at the end, but before the kids grow up in the land. It happens right after they are all kinged and queened in Narnia.

Nathaniel said...

This site might help: http://www.fbctopeka.org/sermons/2006/january-22-2006-questions-from-narnia-is-he-safe

It looks like there are 2 sections. The first is when the Beavers are explaining Aslan to the children early on. The second is the one Tammy mentioned.

I'm at work and don't have a copy to check.


leslie ruth said...

Here's the full quote from the book:

"Is-is he a man?" asked Lucy.

"Aslan a man!" said Mr. Beaver sternly. "Certainly not. I tell you he is the Kinf of the wood and the song of the great Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea. Don't you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion- *the* Lion, the great Lion."

"ooh!" said Susan, "I'd thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."

"That you will, dearie, and no mistake" said Mrs. Beaver, "if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else just silly."

"Then he isn't safe?" said Lucy.

"Safe?" said Mr. Beaver. "Don't you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you."

{In my opinion this is one of the greatest sections in the entire book and they butchered it in the movie.}

Anonymous said...

ok... you got the LWW question answered. Songs about being free... hmmm... (scrolling sounds on my iphone in the back ground)... hmmm, don't use "free bird" by lynyrd skynyrd - no spiritual redeeming qualities to this song, nor "breaking free" by gabriela and troy - although, some spiritual application could be made to this.
keep scrolling... "free fallin" by tom petty, you'd have to do some scriptural gymnastics to make that one stick biblically but its a great song.
there are a couple of versions of the song "I am Free" and two versions that i like are by the newsboys and one by desperation band.
"free to be me" is a great contemporary one that you've heard on air one a lot by francesca battistelli.
"set me free" by casting crowns is good.
one that is a good one that might not be on your radar might be derek webb's "new law".
3 songs that i believe have to be in the mix are:
"breakdown" by jack johnson.
"american dream" by casting crowns,
"i repent" by derek webb.
download those songs and play them. it may take a time or two, but listen to them. listen to the freedom they are calling you too.
my all time favorite song of this theme is steven curtis chapman's "free". it's a different part of freedom than the 3 earlier songs are about, but it's an essential to the list.
since you and your other "blogging chicks" will be listening to this, light you fire with the last track on the the cd "cross the line" by superchick...
i will say that i have more to say on the subject... don't know if i have all the time and words to say it right now and here. but there's much more to freedom than everybody getting what they want and getting what they want. a good mental image is in "bruce almighty" bruce (aka: God) gives everybody what they want, thus pursuing their wildest dreams, ensuing chaos and misery... that's a short version.
also, freedom from the american dream. wow that is huge, and most people want to be free to persue life, love and the pursuit of happiness... the pursuit of these has put those that chase those dreams in deep bondage.
the heart is a deceitful place. following our hearts can lead us into deep darkness. so when people say "feel free to follow your heart, your dreams" i get nervous. i know my heart too well, and have seen the effects of me pursuing my happiness - justifying it by saying that God made me and wants me to be fulfilled (still haven't found that one in scripture but joel olsteen quotes it every week, doesn't he?)... battistelli's song borders on the self centeredness of our society, but i think she reigns it in. "voice of truth" by casting crowns does a better job of expressing the "oppression" she is being oppressed by...
two cents worth. probably too much.

Kelly Sessions said...

Jeff Johnson!! "Glorious Day", "Ruin Me", "He Rose" these are just a few that come to my head...but I love Jeff Johnson!!

Sarah Rupp said...

Hello. I agree with Runner Mom, the Mary Mary song is great and so is Christ Tomlin's Amazing Grace. I also thought of "I Am Free" from the Newsboys or "Mirror" from BarlowGirl.

Roxanne said...

Ginny Owens has a song on her albums entitled "Free" that's GREAT. You can get it at Walmart.com as a download from the album "No Conditions." Another good one from that album is "Springs of Life." Joy Williams has, "New Day" that is great as well as "Surrender."

not-so-deep Denise said...

I'm still laughing about Free Bird......

mlefan said...

"Aslan?" said Mr. Beaver. "Why, don't you know? He's the King. He's the Lord of the whole wood, but not often here, you understand. Never in my time or my father's time. But the word has reached us that he has come back. He is in Narnia at this moment. He'll settle the White Queen all right. It is he, not you, that will save Mr. Tumnus."

"Is—is he a man?" asked Lucy.

"Aslan a man!" Mr. Beaver said sternly. "Certainly not. I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-Beyond-the-Sea. Don't you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion—the Lion, the great Lion."

"Ooh!" said Susan, "I'd thought he was a man. Is he—quite safe? I shall feel rather nervous about meeting a lion."

"That you will, dearie, and no mistake," said Mrs. Beaver; "if there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or else just silly."
This passage is near the beginning of Chapter 8 of LWW. Though not exactly the quote you described, it seems to be the source of the thought (as far as the book version is concerned). It’s our first introduction to Aslan, a type of god-like figure. Lewis's vague description of Aslan leaves his character open to interpretation until we have enough insight to see him as a symbol of Christ.
Lewis uses the lion form because this wild beast is scary, ferocious, and uncontrollable, but Lewis turns the image inside out by making Aslan gentle, courageous, and approachable. The stereotype is reversed, a handy tool of fiction. Lewis is also shaping our stereotypes about Christ so we can comprehend Him on a more understandable level. Mrs. Beaver shows that the children do not need to fear Aslan, but they nevertheless should show awe and respect for him. Jesus, likewise, is to be held in awe, but He is at the same time someone we can trust.

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

look at all the ladies jumping up to help. I just asked my son and he knew right off the top of his head. :)
Looking forward to meeting you on Sunday at the blogging meet up...free time (9:30pm ish ) ;)

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