I have to admit, when I heard the rumors that this was in any way involved with Christianity, it turned me right off. However, as a child, I had read this book and didn't recall any overt religious tones. Excellent book.
So the movie was on tv last night, and I took a peek. Now I want to read the book again LOL. It brought back so many memories of that book. It's in the fantasy genre of stories. Really beautifully done and magical. I can not recomend this movie enough, and it's really a feel good movie. Some parts may be hard for kids to take, but most of it rights itself out in the end.