adaptation of Ted Dekker’s Thr3e last night. It turned out very good, that was a hard novel to adapt. I wonder what someone that hadn’t read the book prior to viewing it would think. Probably at the ending, it would be pretty surprising.
At any rate, I thought it was good. And it had many tense moments in it. All with nary a single curse word or boob flash. Nor any preaching. There might have been one or two references to the Bible, can’t say that I remember any.
The book is much, much more complex. Dekker has a warped mind; you would have to be warped to think of some of the plots and story lines that he does. And all with one or more theological themes.
The interesting thing about Thr3e is that he outlines the struggle between the old and new man while focusing on the person struggling. Most theologians completely ignore the middle man (i.e. me), which renders the process a bit simplistically.
Another way to look at that is that he allows for the fact that someone has to make the decision between the two. Sure, we talk about how hard life is but if you look at religious writing, it mostly ignores the decision maker. We talk in class every week about that daily choice that we must make, whether to chose the old or the new. And it is a choice and someone must make it.
Anyways, it was entertaining. Maybe I’ll read the book again; I think I gave it to the church library. Speaking of church, SU and I are headed that way in a bit, a group of us are going to go to watch the IMAX Katrina movie, Hurricane on the Bayou. The reviews aren’t very good and lord knows I’ve had enough of Katrina but it’s good to spend time with other church members in a non-church setting. So, I’m going and I’m hoping to be surprised and like the movie!