Review: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Chronicles of Narnia, #2)

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love this book. When I was 9 years old, our class did this as our Christmas pageant. I was a cat on the side of good. Just another extra in Aslan’s army. It was not until I was 19 that I picked it up again. I was in Chicago and tutoring some at-risk kids. Our church’s library had a copy and I borrowed it while helping the students.

Fast forward to Dec 2018 and this book goes on sale on Kindle. Naturally, I grabbed it.

C.S. Lewis crafted a story of redemption that even adults grasp quickly. There are not enough superlatives to describe it – sublime, awesome, moving, rich. The idea of a sovereign dying for his subjects, especially a traitor, is not found elsewhere but the Bible and the stories it inspires. The world teaches revenge, eye or an eye, tooth for a tooth, and damn all traitors and cowards. Instead, the opposite is true – Aslan dying for Edmund, Jesus Christ for all mankind.

We all see ourselves somewhere in this story; Edmund the weak, Peter and Susan the valiant, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver the faithful ones, Mr. Tumnus, the man caught in the middle, and of course Lucy the believer. That is why this story lasts.

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