Christian Book Previews Home
Christian Book Previews
Book Jacket

Trade Paperback
204 pages
Aug 2005
W Publishing Group

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

by Thomas Williams

Review  |   Author Bio  |  Read an Excerpt

Review:

When was the last time you had fun with Jesus? In The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia (hereinafter designated Heart of…Narnia), Thomas Williams, long time aficionado of Narnia and C. S. Lewis, introduces you via Aslan to the joy, protection, obedience and discipline--to the very heart of belonging to Christ. Williams also leads you to discover for yourself the wonderful adventures waiting for you in the Narnia series.

In a few months, the theater-going public will be bombarded with Disney’s take on Narnia. Just in time comes Heart of…Narnia, encouraging the reading of the seven Narnian volumes, and presenting some very interesting information found within them. With a front cover embellished with an imposingly regal lion, this book immediately catches the attention of both Christian and non-Christian readers. Indeed, Aslan is not a tame lion, and Heart of …Narnia explores the wonderful wildness of the Lord and his people.

C. S. Lewis stated that he did not write down to anyone, child or adult. Lewis had a penchant for putting the most complicated of thoughts into poetic simplicity. Thomas Williams successfully exemplifies both of these Lewisian talents. With deep Christian insight and an intuition for what interests his audience, Williams examines and compares the Bible and Narnia. He contemplates Aslan and our triune God, along with aspects found in both Narnia and our world, including the entrance of evil and death, joy, freedom from sin, obedience to God, prayer, commitment, and seeing by faith. The afterward contains a nice bibliography of Lewis’s fiction and non-fiction.

One of the stated aims of this book is to give it away when the Disney movie is released. If you don’t want to wait for a free one, it will be money well invested to buy one for your own reading. Interesting to both old and new friends of Narnia, and with each chapter ending with applicable questions for discussion, Heart of …Narnia will be useful for youth through adult group studies, for families, and other groups. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

The perfect companion to C.S. Lewis’s classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and other Chronicles of Narnia books.

In addition to being one of the best-loved books of all time, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is sure to set box-office records when it releases in theatres Christmas 2005. Distributed by Disney, directed by Andrew Adamson (director of Shrek), with special effects by the WETA Workshop (The Lord of the Rings), and backed by a $150 million dollar budget, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will draw millions of eager viewers, Christian and non-Christian alike. After viewing the movie, Christians and Lewis fans will excitedly walk away with a renewed enthusiasm for this classic installment of The Chronicles of Narnia.

Using exciting biblical parallels, this companion book will lead readers into a deeper understanding of Christ and will help them discover how these tales by C. S. Lewis beautifully expose a dynamic, joyful, loving God who wants his creatures to experience deep joy and delight.