‘The Narnia Code’ by Michael Ward–and ‘Bell Mountain’

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In 2011 I reviewed this book for Chalcedon, The Narnia Code by Michael Ward, chaplain of St. Peter’s College, Oxford–who said, “The Narnia books are much more Christian than we’ve realized.”

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/book-review-the-narnia-code-by-michael-ward

He also said this: “If only we had eyes to see it, we would notice the divine plan in seemingly meaningless events.”

Less than an hour before I read this, I was writing of Obst, the teacher, and Obst had this thought: The wind of heaven is blowing all sorts of people in all different directions, and to us it looks like chaos and confusion: but not to God. God never loses His grip on the reins of history, and He guides it where He will.

I’ve always said my Bell Mountain books are smarter than I am; and Obst certainly is. It’s not like I consciously think these things up and then put the words in my characters’ mouths. Those are words God gives me.

For which I give Him all the glory.

2 comments on “‘The Narnia Code’ by Michael Ward–and ‘Bell Mountain’

  1. Good book review – I learned a lot. I am no Lewis scholar by any means, but I can agree somewhat with J.R.R. Tolkies’s criticism, for instance in the book “The Abolition of Man” where Lewis goes on and on about the Tao.

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