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Narnia Beckons
C.S. Lewis's the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Beyond

by Ted Baehr and James Baehr

      In the midst of the all the press the late C.S. Lewis has been getting because of the release of the first of seven movies based on his beloved Narnia series, there have been quite a few books published on the literary and theological depth of the series that made Lewis a name known worldwide.

Ted and James Baehr take a different approach from some of the other authors who have written books on The Chronicles of Narnia series. Using their ability to shape words into images, they have released a book filled with illustrations that dig deep into just how influential the Narnia series is to both the Christian and literary communities. Delving into the nature of each of the major characters and showing the symbolism of each through the illustrations and interesting facts that most readers would've skimmed over, the Baehrs bring a whole new perspective to the ever-constant study of this incredible series and its unique author.

I love the illustrations. The chapters on the symbolic nature of each character and the land of Narnia itself are brought to a whole new plane of existence by the beautiful renditions of the characters and lands we've been reading about for years. I highly recommend it for anyone who is fascinated with the Narnia series.

The Book

Broadman & Holman
September 2005
Nonfiction / Christian / Literature
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The Reviewer

Carisa Weeaks
Reviewed 2006
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