We know Allison as “Weavingword,” and also as the author of some fine fantasy novels, The Wind Rider Chronicles, which have been reviewed on this site. Allison went to some extra trouble to make it possible for us to reblog her essay on revisiting C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia… so here it is.
“Simple” Stories, Deep Wisdom
I had to take a long drive by myself yesterday, and to pass the time I listened to my favorite set of CDs–the dramatized Focus on the Family version of the Narnia Chronicles, with introductions by Lewis’ son. I got through The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, and Prince Caspian before the trip was done, and was amazed (as I often am) by the many nuggets of spiritual wisdom Lewis throws into these “simple” children’s stories. If you haven’t read the Chronicles of Narnia, or haven’t read them recently enough to remember them, pick them up sometime. You won’t be disappointed! (And no, the recent Disney movie versions are NOT an adequate substitute. Don’t get me started on those…)
In one particular scene from Prince Caspian, Lucy woke from sleep feeling that the voice she liked best in the world had been calling…
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