Item description for A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia by Christin Ditchfield & Wayne Martindale...
Overview This book serves as a simple and practical companion to The Chronicles of Narnia for those who want to discover its biblical and Christian roots. This book will help them quickly locate references to familiar passages of Scripture and encourage deeper understanding and appreciation of C. S. Lewis's masterpiece, as well as the Word of God itself.
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.
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date May 18, 2006
Publisher GOOD NEWS PUBLISHING #65
ISBN 1581345151 ISBN13 9781581345155
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More About Christin Ditchfield & Wayne Martindale
Christin Ditchfield is an author, conference speaker, and internationally syndicated radio host. As a professional freelance writer, Christin has written dozens of best-selling gospel tracts and hundreds of articles for national and international magazines. She is the author of more than sixty-seven books and blogs at ChristinDitchfield.com.
Wayne Martindale (PhD, University of California) is professor of English at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he regularly teaches classes on C. S. Lewis.
Christin Ditchfield currently resides in Sarasota, in the state of Florida.
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Reviews - What do customers think about A Family Guide To Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia?
The Chronicles of Narnia is an excellent series. Dec 8, 2008
The Chronicles of Narnia is an excellent series.
That being said, it is quite unfortunate that some religious groups have taken it up as a banner for further attempts to force their views onto people who have no interest in them and impose beliefs places where they were not originally intended. If you ignore the supposed 'christian theological concepts' and supposed 'christian allegories' some want to hammer in as the only reason for this series existence, then you can freely enjoy the series. Bear in mind that all reputable retailers keep this series in the 'Fantasy' or 'Science Fiction' section, not the 'religion' or 'religious fiction' section. If you want a good christian thematic series with strong christian overtones and message, look elsewhere. This is a good Fantasy and Science Fiction series-and nothing more. Fiction should be read or watched as enjoyment, not used as a teaching tool or religion tool or political tool.
From C.S Lewis's own written words come his opinion on the imposition of christian theological concepts and allegories:
"Although he did not set out to do so, in the process of writing his fantasy works, Lewis (an adult convert to Christianity) found himself incorporating Christian theological concepts into his stories. As he wrote in Of Other Worlds:
'Some people seem to think that I began by asking myself how I could say something about Christianity to children; then fixed on the fairy tale as an instrument, then collected information about child psychology and decided what age group I'd write for; then drew up a list of basic Christian truths and hammered out 'allegories' to embody them. This is all pure moonshine. I couldn't write in that way. It all began with images; a faun carrying an umbrella, a queen on a sledge, a magnificent lion. At first there wasn't anything Christian about them; that element pushed itself in of its own accord.'
Lewis, an expert on the subject of allegory and the author of The Allegory of Love, maintained that the books were not allegory, and preferred to call the Christian aspects of them "suppositional". This indicates Lewis' view of Narnia as a fictional parallel universe. As Lewis wrote in a letter to a Mrs Hook in December 1958:
'If Aslan represented the immaterial Deity in the same way in which Giant Despair [a character in The Pilgrim's Progress] represents despair, he would be an allegorical figure. In reality, however, he is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, 'What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia, and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?' This is not allegory at all.' "
The Chronicles of Narnia is an excellent Science Fiction or Fantasy series. If you want a good christian thematic series with strong christian overtones and message, look elsewhere. This is a good Fantasy and Science Fiction series-and nothing more. Fiction should be read or watched as enjoyment, not used as a teaching tool or religion tool or political tool.
"Family Guide" delivers what it promises. May 21, 2008
A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis's the Chronicles of Narnia offers the reader exactly what it promises. It is an easy-to-use reference guide for Christian families who are teaching their children Biblical truths found in the Chronicles of Narnia series. It is certainly written in an accessible family-friendly style, and I found it an invaluable resource in the classroom as well!
Narnia's Companion Jan 18, 2008
Like in life; men and women need companions...this family guide is a MUST for families as a companion for The Chronicles of Narnia.
Good for Parents to use as a Teaching Device... Mar 17, 2007
This is good for parents to read, and then explain how the book compares to the bible to their children.
Allows you to view Narnia in a whole new light. Mar 16, 2007
This book opened a new depth to the Chronicles.It expounds on lessons that could be easily overlooked or unnoticed.It draws parallels to biblical stories and values in a very simple and easy to follow way.This book enhanced my Narnia experience.