Ever since C.S. Lewis wrote his classic novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950, children and adults alike have been caught up in the mystical world of Narnia. They’ve become part of the great battle between good and evil with the benevolent and wise lion, Aslan, and the evil White Witch Jadis. The Narnia books and the DVDs have long been part of Christian culture. The movie’s release last month now brings the series into the popular culture.
A discussion guide is available to help you connect the dots between the world of Narnia and the story of Jesus. Prepared at Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, Wis., the guide is available through Augsburg Fortress, Publishers (www.augsburgfortress.org
; 800-328-4648) and includes fun facts, items to help you “dig deeper” and questions to pique your interest.
The resource’s introduction quotes Lewis: “He [Aslan] is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question, ‘What might Christ become like, if there really were a world like Narnia and He chose to be incaranate and die and rise again in that world as He has actually done in ours?’ ”