The Heart of The Chronicles of Narnia: Knowing God Here By  Finding Him There  -     By: Thomas Williams
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The Heart of The Chronicles of Narnia: Knowing God Here By Finding Him There

Thomas Nelson / 2005 / Paperback

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The Chronicles of Narnia have delighted readers of all ages since C. S. Lewis wrote the first volume in 1950. In it, the essence of Christianity is wrapped in the tales of four children in an enchanted land governed by a loving, powerful leader who always sought the good for his people. This companion book to the series will lead you into a deeper understanding of Christ and expose a dynamic, joyful, loving God who wants his creatures to experience deep joy and delight.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.43 (inches)
ISBN: 0849904889
ISBN-13: 9780849904882
UPC: 023755025333
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Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Thomas Williams' thirteen books include fiction, theology, drama, and three books on C.S. Lewis's Narnia. He has written one national bestseller and one Gold Medallion Award finalist, In Search of Certainty, co-authored with Josh McDowell. A career designer/illustrator and C.S. Lewis aficionado, Tom's painting of Lewis hangs in the Wade Collection of Lewis manuscripts and memorabilia at Wheaton College. Tom and his wife, Faye, have three married daughters and eight grandchildren.

Publisher's Weekly

Fans of C.S. Lewis will recognize that Williams (coauthor with Josh McDowell of In Search of Certainty) is attempting a strange feat-explaining the deeper meaning in the Chronicles of Narnia books. Lewis was known to regard such efforts as usually counterproductive since analysis lacks the true power of storytelling, as Williams himself admits in his preface. He consequently urges people to read the stories on their own before taking up his book. While some of his commentary is unnecessary or obvious (e.g., Aslan's sacrifice as a parallel to Christ's crucifixion), other insights are more subtle (e.g., the wisdom about following God's will contained in The Silver Chair). For those less familiar with Lewis's other writings and life story, Williams provides some helpful explanatory quotations and background information. Exploring themes like prayer in the Chronicles, he gives both relevant biblical texts and theological discussion. His chapter on "Aslan's romps" contains some interesting observations about the discomfort many Christians feel with the very idea of pleasure. For readers familiar with the Chronicles, the chief joy of this work will be its recollection of some of the most stirring moments from the stories themselves. (Sept.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    By Knowing Me Here, You May Know Me Better There
    February 23, 2012
    Kathy
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    With the upcoming movie release of the Walden Media/Walt Disney production of "Prince Caspian" I began searching for a book which would teach both literary analysis and apologetics to my junior-senior high students. After looking at several books I selected Thomas William's "The Heart of the Chroniciles of Narnia."

    The book is divided into three themes: The Story of Narnia, Living Like a Narnian and The End and the Beginning, with an introduction, afterward and discussion questions. Williams explores the Chronicles of Narnia utilizing three principles:

    1. Letting C.S. Lewis explain the stories himself, using references from his other writings that illuminate the meaning of the Narnian passages and confirm his thought on given concepts.

    2. Confirming the many Narnian principles with biblical references.

    3. Drawing on resources from other authors.

    This is an excellant resource for those who want to "dig deeper" into the Chronicles of Narnia to discover the biblical meaning within the context of Lewis' celebrated stories.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 12, 2008
    Grace
    The Heart of Narnia was a wonderful book to read, for narnia fans all around the world. With Thomas Williams guiding you through the classic stories of Narnia and pointing out the hidden biblical signs and comparisons, it makes a great devotional with review questions in the back! I recommend it to anyone who has heard of narnia.
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