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"C.S. Lewis once received a letter from the mother of a nine-year-old boy named Laurence. Laurence was afraid that the Chronicles of Narnia had led him into idolatry: he felt he loved the Great Lion Aslan more than he loved Jesus. What, the mother wanted to know, should she say to her son?"
-from the Introduction

If you have ever wondered the same question or wanted to dig deeper behind the series to their Scriptural foundations, The World According to Narnia will take you there! Written by a fantasy-adventure novelist, Rogers' insights will uncover the scriptural parallels in the classic series and reveal why Lewis' technique of story-telling benefits both children and adults.

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There is a reason the Narnia stories seem familiar

Date:December 13, 2011
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If there's something about the magical land of Narnia that seems so very familiar, that's because C.S. Lewis intended it that way. As the great Lion Aslan said at the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader: "[On Earth] I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there."
Fiction author Jonathan Rogers takes up that challenge in writing this book: to know Jesus better in this world by studying the stories of another world.
There are seven, well-written chapters, corresponding to the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia. Each chapter focuses on the primary Christian theme of each specific book, and opens the doors to the reality within the fantasy.
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Reading this book was like walking through the wardrobe all over again, only this time into a new reality. As I read through each chapter, I relived the adventures in each book, but from a purely Christian perspective. I empathized deeply with the characters as they faced challenges both internal and external, identifying parallels in my own life experience.
Lewis' stories succeed on every level. The child, reading with a flashlight under his blanket, is lost in the wonder of these fantastic realms. The theologians, sitting around a coffee shop table, discuss the truths of each narrative until well after midnight.
Reading the stories of Narnia is pure fun. That they reinforce a faithful life with Christ is icing on the cake!
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