Narnia Christmas Series

Okay, the Narnia Christmas series of messages from Christmas 2005 is now up and ready for viewing. You will find the following three messages under the Sermons tab at the top of the blog.

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6 Comments

  1. Bethany says:

    Hey – great sermon series on Narnia. I read them for morning devotions. I’ve always been a Narnia fan and continue to find new meaning each time I re-read them. Jesus used the power of story in His parables and I wish there were more writers like Lewis and Tolkien who bring out Christian truth so powerfully and simplhy without resorting to simplistic cliches.

    For families with kids struggling to do daily devotions and enjoy them, I recommend “A Family Guide to Narnia – Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Chronicles of Narnia'” by Christin Ditchfield. Of course, they would have to read Narnia first! 🙂

    And, any other authors like Lewis, Tolkien to recommend? We are going to try A Bridge to Terabithia after reading the movie comments on a previous blog. My older kids have enjoyed Peretti’s first 2 spiritual warfare books – “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness”, but we’re looking for good stuff for 12 year olds.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Bethany,

    I’m glad you enjoyed the sermon series. I had a lot of fun putting it together. Although I love Lewis and Tolkien, most of my reading is non-fiction rather than fiction, so I don’t really have any suggestions for other good fantasy writers. Anybody else out there have some good recommendations?

  3. Jeremiah says:

    George MacDonald is another great fantasy writer who was involved with Lewis and Tolkien at some point in his life. I’m not sure of all the details but have read two of his children’s books: Curdie and the Princess, and The Princess and the Goblin. Like the work of Tolkien and Lewis, there are no overt references to Christianity but there is definately clear symbolism for those who read with a discerning eye.

  4. Margaret. says:

    Hi Ray, re: Narnia series of sermons, – you lent us the tapes sometime ago, and we thought they were excellent messages. I re-read the whole series of Narnia books recently, – yes … even as a 70 plus senior! You are never too old for Narnia! This was probably the fourth time of reading them, and you discover new Christian meanings each time. Recommended for all ages.

  5. Bethany says:

    Thanks for the George MacDonald tip. I love his “grownup” books, and had forgotten about his children’s books. I’ve requested both of the Princess books from the library.

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