Well, thanks to the kindness of our school community I got a hold of copies of all three books of the series. This morning in conversation with some of my students at the seminary I got some good feedback. The consensus was that the books are very well written and interesting. The Golden Compass sounds like it’s the least offensive… but that it goes down-hill from there. Most had heard that the film was a lot more tame. Keep you posted as I jump into the books.