Good news await for all the fans of the "Harry Potter" series. They now have the chance to go beyond the film and personally see what's inside the home of the Dursleys. According to a report by Mirror UK, the Warner Bros Studio Tour London will open the door of the childhood home of Harry in Number 4 Privet Drive for fans to see the actual set that was used in the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" movie.
Fans and tourists have only been allowed to take photos of Harry's muggle home from the outside. But with the upcoming opening, they can now experience the magic up close. The source cited that once fans get to step inside through the door of the Dursley home, they will be welcomed with hundreds of letters floating in the air just as how it was in the film. Apparently, these letters were the same ones that were used in the shooting.
Those who have watched the first film in the franchise may recall Harry getting a surge of letters from Hogwarts. And because they're magical mails, they all came flying through the fire place and front door. Fans will get to see these things in the set including the equipment that was used to make the letters flow through the letterbox. However, Harry's sleeping area, the little cupboard under the stairs, is featured elsewhere in the tour so fans will only be seeing a door to it. more >>
Since there has yet to be a release date for George R. R. Martin's newest novel "Winds of Winter," the author gave fans a sneak peek into the upcoming novel to make up for the wait.
Fans have been anticipating the release of 'Winds of Winter," as it was initially expected to release before the premiere of "Game of Thrones" season 6. However, Martin faced several delays due to his busy schedule. With that, there has yet to be a confirmed release date for the novel.
However, according to the writer's website, Martin recently released a chapter of "Winds of Winter" to satisfy fans are they wait for the new novel. Martin released it with the statement, "You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter? Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you a taste. For the rest, you will need to wait." more >>
The University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library have made an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on various projects pertaining to the two Roman Catholic entities' collections.
The five-year agreement has several parameters, including the holding of jointly sponsored academic conferences, the first of which was completed on Tuesday at Notre Dame.
"We've never had anything formal like this. Members of our faculty have utilized Vatican Library but this is the first time we've had a substantial agreement like this one," Chuck Lamphier, director of Church Affairs at Notre Dame, told The Christian Post. more >>
DeVon Franklin and his actress wife, Meagan Good, released a book centered around relationships earlier this year, but the Hollywood executive and minister insists that people need to figure out who they are before looking to obtain a significant other.
"When you don't have a clear idea of who you are and a sense of individual self, you then will allow yourself to be subjected to the madness of dating, and it will control you instead of you having control over it," he said in an Instagram video.
Earlier this year, Franklin and Good released their joint book The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love which has become a New York Times best seller. In the book the Hollywood couple writes about more than just their love story, advising people about the benefits of celibacy, offering dating advice and giving practical tips that help people focus on faith that can transform relationships. more >>
A new book by a Catholic author has attempted to explore all the various miracles surrounding Christianity throughout the centuries, from the resurrection of Jesus Christ all the way to reported "bleeding wafers" during mass.
"I like to think of miracles as a great way to engage young people, to get them excited about the faith," author, Michael O'Neill told Catholic News Agency about his book, Exploring the Miraculous.
"They shouldn't be the centrality of anybody's faith, but it's a way to open the door for people ... so I think miracles can play a huge role in evangelization." more >>
Anne Graham Lotz, the daughter of famous evangelist Billy Graham, says she is ready to vote for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump at the November elections, expressing hope that he can change and become a man of God like King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible.
"The Democratic Party has so come against God in some of their major issues, that I'm not sure I can vote for the Democratic platform. But whoever is on the Republican side, I will vote for and pray for whoever that is," Lotz said in an interview with Fox News, published on Monday.
When asked whether she can vote for Trump, who is likely to secure the nomination but has faced pushback from notable Evangelical Christians, such as Southern Baptist Convention leader Russell Moore, Lotz said the Bible is full of examples of kings who have changed their ways. more >>