Item description for Further Up And Further in: Understanding C. S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, And the Wardrobe by Bruce Edwards...
Overview This new popular-level book from a renowned C.S. Lewis scholar is sure to enable Lewis buffs, new and old, to gain immense access and understanding to the creator of the world of Narnia.
Publishers Description This new popular-level book from renowned C.S. Lewis scholar Bruce Edwards will enable Lewis buffs, new and old, to gain immense access and understanding to the mind of the author of
Citations And Professional Reviews Further Up And Further in: Understanding C. S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, And the Wardrobe by Bruce Edwards has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 57
Library Journal - 11/15/2005 page 70
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Studio: B&H Publishing Group
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.38" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805440704 ISBN13 9780805440706
Availability 0 units.
More About Bruce Edwards
Bruce Edwards is a former Hollywood film animator, and brings the whimsy of a character artist to his stories. A music major in college, he is also an accomplished musician and composer. His other creative endeavors include a stint as a puppeteer and performing magic at Disneyland. His passion lies in exploring the peculiarities in human behavior through imaginative storytelling. Mr. Edwards lives in Orange County, California.
Bruce Edwards currently resides in Bowling Green. Bruce Edwards was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about Further Up And Further in: Understanding C. S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, And the Wardrobe?
Outstanding! Oct 21, 2005
All C.S. Lewis fans are excited about the forthcoming movie soon to be released based on the work by C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." Understanding the symbols and hidden meanings in this writing enhances the read and certainly will enhance the enjoyment of movie viewing. This book is your key to both. In this work by Bruce Edwards you will find an extremely in-depth overall of the different messages and their meaning. He takes his time, carefully going over the work in chapters, giving much insight and helping the reader to connect with the inward working of this read. I found it extremely interesting and entertaining at the same time, easy to digest and enjoyable. He gives study questions that will cause you to rethink much of what you have mentally stored and cause some thought provoking questions within you as you realize that you didn't understand as much as you thought you did. I really enjoyed reading this book; it was insightful, informative and enlightening. I recommend it and encourage you to pick up your copy and keep it handy for continual reference or just pure reading enjoyment. Shirley Johnson Senior Reviewer MidWest Book Review
A Walkthrough to the Wardrobe Oct 21, 2005
"An unliterary man may be defined as one who reads books once only." Said C.S. Lewis in his essay, "On Stories." Not every book is worth reading more than once, and some aren't worth even the first read. But when it comes to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, one of those classics is found that begs us to return on many occasions. How is it possible to read the same story countless times and not grow weary of it? One way is to broaden our understanding of it by approaching it from different perspectives.
In Further Up & Further In, Bruce Edwards gives a walkthrough to this enchanting story. He begins by introducing the reader to C.S. Lewis raising the question, "Who was Clive Staples Lewis that we should be mindful of him?" (2)
The bulk of this short book is dedicated to the story in which many have fallen in love with the great lion, Aslan. The seventeen chapters of Lewis' tale are grouped into 5 chapters in Dr. Edwards's book. First, the story is narrated with attention drawn to the emotions of the characters and reader as it progresses. After the story as been explained some background information is offered on various subjects relevant to the material covered, such as "The Wardrobe," "The Beavers," and "Deep Magic." At the end of the book are a series of study questions for each chapter and a suggested bibliography for going even further up and further in.
The greatest strength of Bruce Edwards's book is that he never lectures the reader. He is more of a guide, or a fellow reader, pointing things out as the story progresses. Rather than analyze isolated aspects of the story, he takes us into the story itself with witty and whimsical comments along the way.
There are always things of which more could be said in any book, but at times it felt like more should have been said. And so, the greatest weakness is the book's brevity. The best example is on the final page of the book where points are made of the story in light of Grace, Redemption, Resurrection, and Restoration. Only two to five sentences were written under each heading, though this would have made for a powerful conclusion had it been expanded upon.
Aside from its brevity, the book is a welcome companion to reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; whether it's for the first time or the tenth time. Bruce Edwards succeeds in showing us another way to view the story, to find our selves in it, and leave us wanting more.
Very Good book on Narnia Oct 12, 2005
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
My only complaint is the retelling of the story in each chapter. In some cases it was insightful but most of the time it felt overbearing to reread the basic storyline when I already knew it.
It isn't the best book on Narnia that I have read but it is definetly worth your time.