"Safe? Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe. But he's good." CS Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia are some of my favorites books. They continue to delight me with their fascinating characters and rich content. Peter J. Kreeft comes the closest to explaining why I think like them so much:
"No human author, after the gospels, has ever successfully portrayed Jesus as a convincing dramatic character. There are only two possible exceptions [with one of them being} CS Lewis, in the Narnia chronicles. Aslan must be Lewis's supreme literary achievement. I know of no other human author who has accomplished what Lewis did: he enabled his readers to experience Christ, to feel toward Aslan as Christ's contemporaries did to Him. How did he do this? By the power of fantasy, which allowed a double distancing: making Christ a lion, not a man, and putting Him in Narnia, not earth."
-from Peter J. Kreeft's Philosophy of Tolkien
What a pleasure to have such wonderful stories in my world.
"Lion" -Rebecca St James
"The dream is ended: this is the morning. And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after.
But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before." CS Lewis
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