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The Chronicles

I'm going to admit what I've been ashamed of for years: I never read a single C.S. Lewis book until I was in college.

It's absolutely shameful. One of the greatest thinkers, writers, and (I would venture to say) theologians of all time and I had the audacity to miss out on it until I was nearly 20 years old. Maybe you were the same. Maybe you still haven't. Let me whet your appetite.

I started reading The Chronicles of Narnia to my 6 year old daughter a couple of months ago. I knew it was a childhood classic appropriate for children even though I had not yet read it myself. Again, shamefully, I didn't recognize the title of the first book (The Magician's Nephew) and felt sure it was going to be dreadfully dull. Wrong.

I was mesmerized by the story and the way Lewis brought the characters to life! I should not have been surprised by how much I enjoyed it, but I was.

I would not want to give away anything to those of you who haven't read it yet (oh, you will read it), but the scene where Aslan is bringing Narnia to life is so moving I could read it over and over again. The vision of seeing the new sun, the animals, the grass and the water makes me long for a better place.

It makes me imagine creation in all it's glory, as God intended. We are just getting a glimpse of it here on earth. Imagine the most perfect moment you've experienced on earth and then magnify it by thousands. We can't even imagine. You absolutely must share this reading experience with your children or with a child you love!

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