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A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's the Chronicles of Narnia

$ 9.74 - Do you read The Chronicles of Narnia sensing that the stories are full of biblical parallels, even if you're not always sure what they are or where to find them? This user-friendly companion to The Chronicles of Narnia is written for C.S. Lewis readers like you who want to discover the books' biblical and Christian roots. Read it, and you'll find that this chapter-by-chapter, book-by-book examination of The Chronicles will widen your spiritual vision.

Aslan's Call: Finding Our Way To Narnia

$ 8.00 - C. S. Lewis has created a wonderful place, a place where anything can happen. Even the stones can talk. In Aslan's Call Mark Eddy Smith shows you how--in this fanciful world--you can discover the truest reality. In the children who travel to Narnia you can find yourself. In Aslan you can find Christ. And in the place of Narnia you can find the very adventure for which God made you.

Finding God in the Land of Narnia

$10.39 - Explore the deep spiritual themes of redemption and grace found in the popular Chronicles of Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. With amazing clarity that captures the tone and style of C. S. Lewis himself, the authors offer a depth of insight that will surprise even the most ardent Lewis fan. Each chapter will help readers gain not only a deeper understanding of the popular Lewis series, but a deeper understanding of God himself.

Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles

$13.57 - This valuable companion volume to C.S. Lewis's Narnia series draws upon several of Downing's previous books on Lewis, including The Most Reluctant Convert and Into the Region of Awe, adding new material. After an excellent biographical essay that takes seriously Lewis's intellectual as well as personal history, Downing offers an equally helpful and detailed chapter on the genesis of Narnia, with book-by-book descriptions of how the stories came into being. Here we learn about the origins of various characters (some of whom mirrored people Lewis knew in his own life, such as a dreaded headmaster) and about unpublished versions of the stories, including the famous "Lefay fragment" that offers an alternate beginning to "The Magician's Nephew." Downing also speculates about some of the literary influences that can be seen in Lewis's Chronicles, from The Voyage of Saint Brendan and Arabian Nights to the myth of Orpheus and the biblical book of Revelation. In subsequent chapters, Downing elaborates on the series' spiritual vision and moral center (including an intriguing section on Edmund's descent into selfishness and sin). But the most original and arresting chapters are the ones on the significance of names and the medieval and Renaissance literary allusions that crop up throughout the Chronicles. These literary feasts will be best enjoyed by fans who have read the entire series, but those who haven't may be so impressed by Downing's exploration of Lewis's deep and sophisticated imagination that they will sneak "into the wardrobe" and devour the Chronicles for themselves.

Journey into Narnia

$15.95 - Journey into Narnia includes Kathryn Lindskoog's classic "Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land" and her brand new "Exploring the Narnian Chronicles." The pair provide a wealth of information and ideas, as well as personal reading pleasure. C.S. Lewis, in a handwritten letter: [The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land] arrived yesterday and I read it at once. You are in the centre of the target everywhere. For one thing, you know my work better than anyone I've met: certainly better than I do myself." Edmund Fuller, in The Wall Street Journal. "An excellent exposition of the sinewy theology that underlies the Narnia tales." Colin Manlove, in The Chronicles of Narnia: "Lindskoog's success is in enriching and deepening our understanding of the implications of the Narnia stories.... She shows how the books are part of a far larger fabric of imagery and idea.... It is small wonder that C.S. Lewis valued this book."

Not-a-Tame Lion: Unveil Narnia Throught the Eyes of Lucy, Peter, and other Characters Created by C. S. Lewis

$10.39 - A study of the spiritual world of Narnia as seen through the main characters' interactions with Aslan the Lion. An introductory chapter focuses on the spiritual world of C. S. Lewis and the origins of Narnia. The other chapters focus on character traits of key characters in the Narnia seriesgoodness, valor, poise under pressure, grace, humility, stubbornness, viciousness, and the vindication of goodness. Includes study questions for group study.

Roar! : A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia

$13.59 - Can You Tell Me How to Get to Narnia? You don't actually have to journey all the way to Narnia to find everything you need to know in one spot (though you might want to anyway)! Roar! A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia is a beautiful volume that unveils a fun-filled world based on intriguing Bible insights for every Narniac! There's something for everyone - from elementary aged children to their parents. Packed with fun activities, including maps, a "Narniac's Creed," tips on speaking like a British schoolboy, games, trivia, and more, it's built on solid teaching: chapter by chapter discussion guides, conversation starters for parents and kids, and Bible parallels that will surprise even the most studious Christian. Now you can get the most out of Narnia - even if you don't own a wardrobe!

The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy

$12.21 - The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales. Engagingly written for a lay audience, these essays consider a wealth of topics centered on the ethical, spiritual, mythic, and moral resonances in the adventures of Aslan, the Pevensie children, and the rest of the colorful cast. Do the spectacular events in Narnia give readers a simplistic view of human choice and decision making? Does Aslan offer a solution to the problem of evil? What does the character of Susan tell readers about Lewis’s view of gender? How does Lewis address the Nietzschean "master morality" embraced by most of the villains of the Chronicles? With these and a wide range of other questions, this provocative book takes a fresh view of the world of Narnia and expands readers’ experience of it.

The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia : Knowing God Here by Finding Him There

$11.19 - Fans of C.S. Lewis will recognize that Williams (coauthor with Josh McDowell of In Search of Certainty) is attempting a strange feat—explaining the deeper meaning in the Chronicles of Narnia books. Lewis was known to regard such efforts as usually counterproductive since analysis lacks the true power of storytelling, as Williams himself admits in his preface. He consequently urges people to read the stories on their own before taking up his book. While some of his commentary is unnecessary or obvious (e.g., Aslan's sacrifice as a parallel to Christ's crucifixion), other insights are more subtle (e.g., the wisdom about following God's will contained in The Silver Chair). For those less familiar with Lewis's other writings and life story, Williams provides some helpful explanatory quotations and background information. Exploring themes like prayer in the Chronicles, he gives both relevant biblical texts and theological discussion. His chapter on "Aslan's romps" contains some interesting observations about the discomfort many Christians feel with the very idea of pleasure. For readers familiar with the Chronicles, the chief joy of this work will be its recollection of some of the most stirring moments from the stories themselves.

The Keys to the Chronicles: Unlocking the Symbols of C. S. Lewis's Narnia

$ 9.99 - Most readers of the C. S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia know that there is more there than meets the eye. Certain story elements have obvious duel meanings-a second layer below the surface-like the death and resurrection of Aslan the lion. But where does the name Aslan come from? What are other key Bible references in the Chronicles of Narnia? Did Lewis make up the names, or do they have a deeper meaning too? And do even Lewis's own personal feelings about prunes show up in these books? The Keys to the Chronicles will unlock the literary, linguistic, biographical, biblical, and mythological depth of Lewis's masterpiece.

The Magical Worlds of Narnia

$11.20 - After revealing the inspirations behind Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, David Colbert takes a tour of C.S. Lewis's Narnia-from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to The Last Battle-in this indispensable guide to the origins of the classic book

The World According to Narnia : Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis's Beloved Chronicles

$10.19 - Christian reflection on C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series has become a cottage industry, but Rogers distinguishes himself as a fellow fantasy writer (theWilderking Trilogy) presenting a narrative analysis and exegesis of the Chronicles. This is no introduction to the series. Rogers's reflections—like many other books about Lewis's fantasy writing—assume the reader already knows and loves the stories of Aslan (the great lion—a trope for Christ), the adventurous Pevensie children who travel to the land of Narnia and the many magicians, dark figures and supernatural creatures who roam there. Of primary importance to Rogers is that readers perceive Aslan's transformative nature, pointing out that "to come face to face with Aslan is to realize that you aren't who you thought you were." Several times Rogers tells us Aslan is "not a tame lion," which he interprets as another way of saying "God's ways are not our ways," a reference to Isaiah 55:8–9. Readers who feel they need a guide to the Christian symbols and metaphors in Lewis's Chronicles will appreciate the scriptural and theological connections in this earnest and accessible book.


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