C.S. Lewis captures the imagination of children through his Narnia series with the use of imagery and sense of adventure. I recently read a book published by Tyndale House Publishers titled Finding God in the Land of Narnia by Kurt Bruner and Jim Ware. This book deciphers the symbols that Lewis uses to make a comparison between his fantasy world and the Christian religion.
I was captivated by the amount of symbols that Lewis included into each of his novels that Bruner and Ware brought into light. Symbols that spurred my attention were those that were hidden in plain sight. Bruner and Ware describe the Turkish Delight that Edmund eats in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wadrobe can be seen as human nature, how we can so easily be tempted by sin. I always saw that as Edmund just enjoying a delicious treat that he was craving.
I definitely recommend this novel for any one who is seeking the truth behind Lewis’s fantasy world. It was both enlightening and humbling to discover that many of the symbols can relate personally to the reader. Reading this novel also helped me to have a deeper understanding of my relationship with God. The way Aslan is both a guide and friend for the Pevensie children, God is a shepherd and friend for me, one of His lost sheep. I hope that this book brings you as much entertainment and knowledge that is has given me.