As a child, I recall fondly my school teacher reading the Chronicles of Narnia stories to us. I remember sitting at the edge of my seat, hanging on to every word she read. As she spoke I found myself enchanted, enthralled, and deeply captivated with the magical world of Narnia.
When I heard that the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was being made into a movie by Disney, I decided to go back and revisit the magical land of Narnia. Reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as an adult, I was once again captivated by the story and found myself delving deeper into the symbolism and hidden treasures that lie behind the pages. The quest resulted in writing the book Reflections of Narnia.
Reflections of Narnia, which was just recently published (last week), is about taking a journey into the heart of Narnia, focusing primarily on the first book of the series, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It is a 30-day devotional/study that makes for a great companion to both the book and the movie by Disney. It is a book, with a family study guide, that families can go through together and talk about.
Reflections of Narnia is intended to give readers a closer look behind the wisdom, symbolism, and hidden meanings of C. S. Lewis’ classic story that has captivated millions of readers. We all have journeys that our hearts long to embark on and that for some reason we do not pursue. Reflections of Narnia, I believe, will satisfy that hunger and draw people into an adventure that they will never forget—a quest of the soul that we were created to take and have always longed to embark on.
Many of us dream of going away to a distant land where our worries and frets fall away, a place where we find ourselves in the midst of an incredible adventure. Like Peter Pan and Neverland, Narnia draws us to a place—despite its being a fantasy world—where the lessons we learn can be brought back to our everyday world and change the way we live forever.
I hope that many will join me in going to that wonderful place and read Reflections of Narnia. The paperback is available to purchase through amazon.com and most major bookstores for $11.95. You can also check out a free excerpt at www.reflectionsofnarnia.blogspot.com.