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by Jonathan Rogers

  • ISBN: 0446696498
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jonathan Rogers
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: FaithWords; annotated edition edition (November 17, 2005)
  • Pages: 208 pages
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Jonathan Rogers' book is a wonderful contribution. I appreciated how he connected Narnia to . Fiction author Jonathan Rogers takes up that challenge in writing this book: to know Jesus better in this world by studying the stories of another world.

Jonathan Rogers' book is a wonderful contribution. Lewis's nonfictional works, . Miracles, Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, and The Abolition of Man. Here is a sampling of Rogers' thoughts. One of Aslan's first acts after coming back to life is a game of chase with Susan and Lucy. There are seven, well-written chapters, corresponding to the seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia.

Christian reflection on . Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series has become a cottage industry, but Rogers distinguishes himself as a fellow fantasy writer (theWilderking Trilogy) presenting a narrative analysis and exegesis of the Chronicles. This is no introduction to the series.

Rogers says, "Lewis uses fantasy to talk about the real world because it takes imagination to see what's true and . Here are some non-fiction books written by . Lewis that you'll see cited in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NARNIA: -Mere Christianity.

Rogers says, "Lewis uses fantasy to talk about the real world because it takes imagination to see what's true and real in this world to. .It takes a certain amount of imagination to see that. God imbues every blade of grass, every conversation, every relationship with eternal meaning.

Reading The World According to Narnia, I was able to relive all the best parts of the Narnia books - quickly! I feel like I now better understand the Christian truths . This book is scholarly, but very readable, moving, and inspiring. I am more ready to enjoy the movie!!

S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia with a Christian understanding of the world firmly in his mind. Jonathan Rogers unfolds the parallels between Lewis' seven-book series and Christian theology, pointing out similarities between events in Narnia and in Scripture.

S. Thus, it is no surprise that at every turn, some character or incident reflects parts of the Christian story. Whether you're new to the Chronicles or you've just finished The Last Battle, this book will expand your understanding and appreciation for Lewis' beloved classics.

In The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis’ Beloved Chronicles, Jonathan Rogers adds . Lewis’ Beloved Chronicles, Jonathan Rogers adds his voice to the long line of others who have discussed Christian meaning in the works Lewis is best known for. Rogers clearly has a grasp of Lewis’ major themes and ideas, and he understands Lewis’ intentions in writing The Chronicles. Rogers points out Christian ideology, including: self-sacrifice, the nature of sin, the concept of atonement, and the nature of faith

The World according to Narnia is a lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C. Lewis’ . Jonathan Rogers unfolds the parallels between Lewis’ seven-book series and Christian theology, pointing out similarities between events in Narnia and in Scripture.

The World according to Narnia is a lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C. Lewis’ widely-known and universally loved children’s stories. C. Whether you’re new to the Chronicles or you’ve just finished The Last Battle, this book will expand your understanding and appreciatio. Blackstone Audiobooks.

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Rogers, Jonathan (2005), The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. Lewis' Beloved Chronicles, Time . Into the Wardrobe: C. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. ISBN 978-0-7879-7890-7. Lewis' Beloved Chronicles, Time Warner, p. 122, ISBN 978-0-446-69649-4. Gresham, Douglas (2000), Focus on the Family Radio Theatre: The Horse and His Boy (audio dramatization), Prologue, Hong Kong: Tyndale House, ISBN 978-1-58997-294-0. Ward, Michael (2008), Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. Lewis, Oxford University Press, pp. 153–154.

The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. Lewis's Beloved Chronicles ( audiobook online ) : listen to free audio books In The World According to Narnia, Jonathan Rogers takes you further into the imaginative world of C. Lewis, showing how the story lines and characters from Narnia sing with biblical truth. The particular magic of the Narnia stories is their ability to awaken the reader to the imaginative possibilities that have been in the Gospel all along

A lively and engaging exploration of the many Christian themes in C.S. Lewis's widely-known and universally loved children's stories.
Reviews about The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis's Beloved Chronicles (7):
Yozshugore
Jonathan Rogers does a wonderful job in showing us how Christ is eminent in Narnia. He goes into detail for every book in the series explaining the symbolism and hyperbole in the make believe world of the Pevensie children describing and proving how the Christian faith is the root of the stories. From the obvious, Aslan's death and resurrection for Edmond's sin, to the less obvious, Jonathan walks us through our own faith as he describes faith in Narnia.
Swiang
Great Read - love Jonathan Rogers's insight into Lewis's novels. I was even able to use some inforation for a paper for grad school.
Majin
If you like books about Narnia, then this is a must read. It was excellent and a fast read. It arrived in a timely manner in very good condition. I highly recommend it.
Warianys
While there are dozens of new books out there that explore the Chronicles of Narnia, what differentiates this one is the author's personal background. A former English professor himself, Rogers has written his own fantasy-adventure series, the Wilderking Trilogy.

Rogers says, "Lewis uses fantasy to talk about the real world because it takes imagination to see what's true and real in this world too...From where we sit, the things of earth look so real and solid that it's hard to believe there's something more real and more solid...It takes a certain amount of imagination to see that God imbues every blade of grass, every conversation, every relationship with eternal meaning."

Each chapter focuses on one of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, and Rogers leads you into a deeper awareness and appreciation of the symbolism. Here are some non-fiction books written by C.S. Lewis that you'll see cited in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NARNIA:

-Mere Christianity

-Miracles

-A Preface to Paradise Lost

-The Screwtape Letters

-Of Other Worlds

-God in the Dock

-Surprised by Joy

-The Abolition of Man

-Pilgrim's Regress

-The Four Loves

-They Asked for a Paper

-The Great Divorce

-The Weight of Glory

This is not a book to be read through once, then put on your shelf. It's a reference guide that you'll appreciate every time you need a fresh reminder of what lies beyond the wardrobe door. (Which will come in handy, as another film, Prince Caspian, is already in the works.)

What I take away most of all from reading this book is a deepening of my faith, an awareness of things that are real that I can't see. This is the kind of faith I want to pass along to my children. I want to point them to the right books because as Rogers explains about Narnia, "the children know what to do because they have read the right imaginative stories."
Steelcaster
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis have never been out of print, and for as long as they've been in print, writers and speakers and teachers have been explicating them. In The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis' Beloved Chronicles, Jonathan Rogers adds his voice to the long line of others who have discussed Christian meaning in the works Lewis is best known for.

Rogers clearly has a grasp of Lewis' major themes and ideas, and he understands Lewis' intentions in writing The Chronicles. Rogers points out Christian ideology, including: self-sacrifice, the nature of sin, the concept of atonement, and the nature of faith. He also explores what it means to have a right relationship with God. One notable perception he shares is the concept of discovering our true selves when in the presence of Christ. Rogers is absolutely right in noting, "Lewis uses fantasy to talk about the real world because it takes imagination to see what's true and real in this world too. The very basis of the Christian life is the ability to stand outside this world and see that this isn't all there is." Thus, he underscores the value of The Chronicles.

Though Rogers makes Christian thought in The Chronicles of Narnia accessible to the average reader, he has not said anything that has not already been said. He references the work of Paul Ford and Kathryn Lindskoog, but surprisingly omits other seminal studies like those of Peter Schakel, Walter Hooper, David Downing, Martha Sammons, and Colin Manlove. More than thirty books have been written about The Chronicles of Narnia--do we really need another one? The reader who would be a student of Lewis should first read and reread The Chronicles for himself and then look to the aforementioned scholars. -- Dr. Pamela L. Jordan, Christian Book Previews.com
Doath
Rogers has hit a home run with his exposition of the Chronicles of Narnia. My 6 year-old son and I have been reading through the Chronicles since mid-summer in anticipation of the movie's December release and have both been thoroughly captivated. Knowing little about them prior to this, I have cherished sharing these adventures with my son, both of us for the first time, and have also greatly appreciated Rogers' thoughtful reviews of each book.

As mentioned by others, his writing style is eminently readable and his insights refreshing. While this book may not be the "go to" resource for the Lewis scholar, it's perfect for those wanting a deeper appreciation of the Chronicles of Narnia and helps put them in the context of Lewis' other Christian-themed writings. Well done, Dr. Rogers!!!
Nagor
I loved this book. Reading The World According to Narnia, I was able to relive all the best parts of the Narnia books - quickly! I feel like I now better understand the Christian truths C.S. Lewis was conveying. This book is scholarly, but very readable, moving, and inspiring. I am more ready to enjoy the movie!!

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