A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C. S. Lewis's the Chronicles of Narniaby Christin Ditchfield, Wayne Martindale (Foreword by)
This book serves as a simple and practical companion to The Chronicles of Narnia for those who want to discover its biblical and Christian roots and quickly locate the Scriptural references that abound in Lewis' work.
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THIS BOOK IS AWESOME! My suggestion would be to have evening ¿story time¿ and read a chapter of the Narnia book and then the bible study that goes with it. I promise that your kids will LOVE it! If you have younger kids, they may fall asleep during it, but that¿s ok, it¿s a bit over their heads, and what¿s sweeter than a child falling asleep while you¿re reading to them? If you have older kids, you can let them read or look up the scriptures. What we do, in our family, is have a family prayer journal also. We write our cares and concerns down in black or blue ink, and the answers or praises in red ink. This way, you can flip back through the pages and see the awesome answers to prayer! The other cool thing about this is that you will get to hear the concerns that are on your children¿s hearts, as they bring them to God. When we pray with the family, I concentrate a LOT of my prayers on my children. I pray for them and I praise them, and I thank God for them a LOT. This way I am sure that they are listening to the prayers¿ What kid¿s ears don¿t perk up when they hear their parents praising them? The other thing that I try and do is to quote scripture in my prayers, because God says in His word that His Word when spoken DOES NOT RETURN VOID, that when His word is spoken that it GOES out and ACCOMPLISHES what HE has it to ACCOMPLISH. This is a promise. So, EVERY TIME SCRIPTURE is quoted, God is using it to Accomplish something. That¿s pretty AWESOME when you think about it! My Prayer and Hope is to somehow turn this book into a ministry for the older elementary and mid-high kids in my neighborhood. Please, as you read through this book, as you lift your family up in prayer, lift this book up and ask God that the paths are made straight to accomplish what He desires through it! When I think of you, I bow my knees to God in Heaven and Thank God for you! I ask that He grounds you in Love, that you may, with all the saints and other Christians that dot this planet know length, the width, the height, and the depth of His awesome wonderful Love for you! (Ephesians 3:14-21)
This book is awesome! Our family reads the Chronicles of Narnia every night and read the corresponding chapter in this book, getting out of the Chronicles the beautiful spiritual nuggets that C.S. Lewis has woven throughout the book. The Family guide also points us to a specific theme for each chapter and gives lots of scripture to look up supporting it! The Bible Time Devotional time is no longer a time of drudgery, but a time of excitement that all the kids look forward to!