The Heart of the Chronicles of Narnia by Thomas Williams Summary
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.
Milton, Spenser and The Chronicles of Narnia by Elizabeth Baird Hardy Summary
In 1950, Clive Staples Lewis published the first in a series of children’s stories that became The Chronicles of Narnia. The now vastly popular Chronicles are a widely known testament to the religious and moral principles that Lewis embraced in his later life. What many readers and viewers do not know about the Chronicles is that a close reading of the seven-book series reveals the strikingly effective influences of literary sources as diverse as George MacDonald’s fantastic fiction and the courtly love poetry of the High Middle Ages. Arguably the two most influential sources for the series are Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen and John Milton’s Paradise Lost. Lewis was so personally intrigued by these two particular pieces of literature that he became renowned for his scholarly studies of both Milton and Spenser. This book examines the important ways in which Lewis so clearly echoes The Faerie Queen and Paradise Lost, and how the elements of each work together to convey similar meanings. Most specifically, the chapters focus on the telling interweavings that can be seen in the depiction of evil, female characters, fantastic and symbolic landscapes and settings, and the spiritual concepts so personally important to C.S. Lewis.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Perry Moore,C. S. Lewis Summary
The ultimate visual companion and keepsake to the making of the stunning fantasy film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe based on the beloved children's classic by C.S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis wrote the classic children's series over 50 years ago, and the amazing land of Narnia is finally coming to the big screen. This beautiful book captures the creative energy behind this film and offers the official inside story on how the magic was made. Includes selections from the script, still shots from the film, photos of the production, an introduction and stories throughout from the producer, Perry Moore, reflections and anecdotes from cast and crew, and much more. By going beyond the usual soundbites which make up traditional 'Making Of' books, this insider's account allows for the real personality of the project and its people to shine through its pages.
Believing in Narnia by Natalie Gillespie Summary
Shows the Christian message within The Chronicles of Narnia® To coincide with the release of Prince Caspian, this book helps kids ages 7-11, understand the symbolism of the Christian faith written by C.S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Christian concepts are simply explained, along with excerpts from the Narnia books. Each section of the book explains the characters, events, places, and themes and gives insight in the spiritual parallels. Kids, parents, teachers and ministers will all find this to be a great tool for use in preparing to see the movie.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (adult) by C. S. Lewis Summary
Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist its ruler, the golden lion Aslan, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
The Chronicles of Narnia Vol III: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S.Lewis Summary
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader sees Edmund and Lucy, along with their priggish cousin Eustace Scrubb, return to Narnia. Once there, they join Caspian's voyage on the ship to find the seven lords who were banished when Miraz took over the throne. As they sail toward Aslan's country at the edge of the world, they come face to face with many dangers and wonders, including the place where dreams come true. They discover that their quest is more than they imagined and that the world's end is only the beginning…
The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy by Gregory Bassham,Jerry L. Walls,William Irwin Summary
The Chronicles of Narnia series has entertained millions of readers, both children and adults, since the appearance of the first book in 1950. Here, scholars turn the lens of philosophy on these timeless tales. Engagingly written for a lay audience, these essays consider a wealth of topics centered on the ethical, spiritual, mythic, and moral resonances in the adventures of Aslan, the Pevensie children, and the rest of the colorful cast. Do the spectacular events in Narnia give readers a simplistic view of human choice and decision making? Does Aslan offer a solution to the problem of evil? What does the character of Susan tell readers about Lewis’s view of gender? How does Lewis address the Nietzschean “master morality” embraced by most of the villains of the Chronicles? With these and a wide range of other questions, this provocative book takes a fresh view of the world of Narnia and expands readers’ experience of it.
The Chronicles of Narnia Vol I: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S.Lewis Summary
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of four adventurous children: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy Pevensie, who have been evacuated to the English countryside in 1940 following the outbreak of World War II. They discover a wardrobe in Professor Digory Kirke's house that leads to the magical land of Narnia. Narnia is a charming, once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, and giants. Unfortunately, it has been frozen in eternal winter and enslaved by the power of the White Witch. The arrival of the children, with the return of the Great Lion Aslan , gives Narnia hope for liberation . . . but with a great sacrifice.
The Chronicles of Narnia by Clive Staples Lewis Summary
With the launch of the most exciting Narnia film yet, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, we publish a beautiful tie-in edition of the entire Chronicles of Narnia. Relive the magic with the entire seven novels in one beautiful and great value volume.
A Christian Teacher’s Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia, Grades 2 - 5 by Christin Ditchfield Summary
Have fun with faith using A Christian Teacher's Guide to The Chronicles of Narnia for grades 2–5! This 240-page book teaches the Christian significance of The Chronicles of Narnia series through traditional language arts exercises that emphasize the biblical parallels in C.S. Lewis’ work. The book includes ideas for journals, book reports, debates, just-for-fun puzzles, recipes, and party ideas.
A Year with Aslan by C. S. Lewis Summary
"Lewis combines a novelist's insights into motives with a profound religious understanding." —New York Times Book Review In the tradition of A Year with C.S. Lewis, get your daily dose of inspiration from this one-of-a-kind devotional collecting 365 readings from the beloved Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis channeled his profound spiritual understanding into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the other books in his seminal fantasy series. This enthralling anthology (with lavish illustrations by Pauline Baynes) is the perfect gift for fans of the beloved children's books, and a peerless set of meditations for anyone looking to step through that secret door to their own world of devotion.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis,Adrian Mitchell Summary
When this adaptation of C. S. Lewis’s classic children’s story opened at the RSC Stratford in November 1998, it received rave reviews and broke box office records. Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor’s house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch, and the four very quickly find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.
Roar! by Heather Kopp,David Kopp Summary
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Narnia? You don’t actually have to journey all the way to Narnia to find everything you need to know in one spot (though you might want to anyway)! Roar! A Christian Family Guide to the Chronicles of Narnia is a beautiful volume that unveils a fun-filled world based on intriguing Bible insights for every Narniac! There’s something for everyone—from elementary aged children to their parents. Packed with fun activities, a “Narniac’s Creed,” tips on speaking like a British schoolboy, games, trivia, and more, it’s built on solid teaching: chapter by chapter discussion guides, conversation starters for parents and kids, and Bible parallels that will surprise even the most studious Christian. Now you can get the most out of Narnia—even if you don’t own a wardrobe! “Tell me more about Narnia!” Fans ages four to ninety-four just can’t get enough of C. S. Lewis’s timeless classic, The Chronicles of Narnia. That’s why Roar! takes your family on a one-of-a-kind adventure through every chapter in all seven books!* Peek inside to find: • Interactive features like “Wisdom for Narniacs,” “Kid Test,” “Let’s Talk About It,” “Grown-up Thoughts,” and “Try This at Home” • Helps for parents on big subjects including mythology, magic, violence, and life after death • Fun articles from “Oh, I Wish I Were a Dufflepud!” to “Creature Hall of Fame & Shame” • Indexes of creatures, characters, places, and Bible parallels • A glossary of difficult words • A memorable celebration of the Lord behind the Lion Story Behind the Book C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia have long captivated the hearts, souls, and imaginations of both youth and adults. This December, with the release of Disney’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, a craze among Christians and nonChristians is sure to erupt! Fans will be on the prowl for solid teaching to better understand this make-believe world that holds timeless gems of biblical insight. Now parents, kids, college students, and older Narniacs everywhere will find the answers they need in one convenient source. It’s unapologetically Christian, because that’s how C.S. Lewis was. And, true to form, not a tad of adventurous dust is left behind when readers embark on this exciting journey! From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Chronicles of Narnia Vol VI: The Magician's Nephew by C.S.Lewis Summary
The Magician's Nephew brings the reader back to the origins of Narnia and how evil first entered it. Touching the magic rings, two British schoolchildren Polly and Digory stumble into ?a wood where mysterious pools lead to countless other worlds. They encounter the White Witch and, the great, mysterious Lion King Aslan. They witness the birth of Narnia, which is under threat from the evil Queen. Could Digory and Polly find the magical fruit that can save this enchanted land?