In The World According to Narnia, Jonathan Rogers takes you further up and further into the imaginative world of C. S. Lewis, helping you to view our world in the way that Narnia invites you to view itself. Readers will be captivated by the masterful way Rogers shows how the story lines and characters from Narnia sing with biblical truth. The particular magic of the Chronicles of Narnia is their ability to awaken the reader to the imaginative possibilities that have been in the Gospel all along. It is the imagination that translates the facts of the Gospel to the will and desires of the believer. That’s how the Chronicles of Narnia do their work on you; you can hardly help but desire what is good and true. You can hardly help but feel that a life of virtue and adventure is something you don’t want to miss.
Whether you’re new to the Chonicles, it’s been a while, or you’ve just finished The Last Battle, this book will expand your understanding and appreciation for C. S. Lewis’s beloved classics.
The World According to Narnia is a lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C.S. Lewis’s widely-known and universally loved children’s stories. C. S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia with a Christian understanding of the world firmly in his mind. Thus, it is no surprise that at every turn, some character or incident reflects parts of the Christian story. From the creation of Narnia in The Magician’s Nephew, to The Last Battle, which presents the Christian view of heaven, Lewis intended these stories to say something new and imaginative about Christianity.
Jonathan Rogers unfolds the parallels between Lewis’s seven-book series and Christian theology, pointing out similarities between events in Narnia and in Scripture. He explores why Lewis relied on stories instead of theological writings and reveals why that benefits both children and adults.