Did C. S. Lewis invent Aslan because he had lost confidence in Christ? Do the Chronicles of Narnia represent a retreat into a second childhood from a confident, rational Christianity? Or has Aslan grown even bigger since Lewis wrote these “simple children’s stories?” Could Lucy’s wardrobe door lead to a vision of Creation, Justice, the nature of evil, global faiths, the historical Jesus, miracles, and the Resurrection? Like the song of Aslan in an empty world, can it recreate our planet as well?
“A wonderful exploration of the deeper meaning of Narnia. Beautiful, imaginative, and deeply personal.”
John G. West
Editor of The Magician’s Twin: C. S. Lewis on Science, Scientism, and Society
“In this fun, breezy, kaleidoscopic book, apologist David Marshall puts Lewis into dialogue with everyone from Plato, Pascal, and Plantinga to the Intelligent Design theorists to the New Atheists. While staying true to the spirit and wonder of Narnia, Marshall helps his readers to see the implications that Lewis’s Chronicles have for philosophy, theology, ethics, and science.”
Professor in English and Scholar in Residence, Houston Baptist University
Author of On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue with Tolkien and Lewis