Journey into Narnia
Kathryn Lindskoog, a renowned C.S. Lewis scholar, has greatly expanded and updated her classic study of the Narnia series The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land with a brand-new section: “Exploring the Narnian Chronicles.” She has also added a study guide with questions plus a chronological exploration of these seven books. Filled with fresh background information, it provides the reader with the context for these books, explaining many English terms unfamiliar to the American reader. Included are Biblical parallels which illumine the plots.
When C.S. Lewis read the first draft of this manuscript, he commented, “You are in the centre of the target everywhere. For one thing, you know my work better than anyone else I’ve met; certainly, better than I do myself. You (alone of the critics I’ve met) realize the connection, or even the unity, of all the books–scholarly, fantastic, theological–and make me appear a single author, not a man who impersonates half a dozen authors, which is what I seem to most. This wins really very high marks indeed.” Booklist says, “Educators who use the Narnia chronicles in their classrooms, or even those adults who are just fans of the series, should find this book of interest.”