Douglas Gresham is the Co-Producer of “The Chronicles of Narnia” film, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to be released December 9, 2005 (USA) by Walt Disney Pictures. In a recent interview, Grisham discussed the fact that in addition to working on movies and writing books, he and his wife founded and operate a ministry in Ireland which is a part of the International Hope Alive Counselors Association.
“The Lord built this ministry of counseling and caring,” he said. “We find ourselves working with people with all kinds of problems and with people from all walks of life. We also make our home available to missionaries, ministers and pastors (from all over the world) who need to take a break or a holiday, and we make it available to them as well.”
When asked, What is the number one problem people have today? Gresham replied,
“We find that most people in today’s world fall into the lies of secularism and have dismissed God. The fact that people do not have God in their lives is the number one problem in the world today Every third person we meet has no God in their lives. I don’t know what it is like in your country (of New Zealand), but in Ireland, the second highest cause of death is suicide, because people have no God and they have no hope. They have no knowledge of God or Jesus Christ.”
“Quite frankly, I blame the churches for this. The churches have misdirected people, mis-taught people and have taught people a lot of rubbish. They have been so separatist for so many centuries that people are seeing the results in the world of sectarianism and are rejecting Christ along with the churches. They throw out the baby with the bath water Its largely caused by the churches and the misdirection given over the centuries.” (Source: WorldNetDaily)
Douglas Gresham is the stepson of C.S. Lewis and son of Joy Gresham. He assisted on the 1993 C.S. Lewis biography film, Shadowlands. An article about Douglas’ background was published in a Focus on the Family magazine. The transcript of a recent interview about “Narnia” is available at NarniaWeb.com. Also, see our preview page about the film.