C. S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies
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C. S. Lewis & Narnia For Dummies : A Reference for the Rest of Us!

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Explore C.S. Lewis' life, works, and the world of Narnia the fun and easy way. Curious about "C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia"? This plain-English guide provides a friendly introduction to the master storyteller and Christian apologist, revealing the meanings behind "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters" as well as his other works. You'll also discover why Lewis went from being a confirmed atheist to a committed Christian and how he addressed his beliefs in his writings. Discover how his life influenced his writings; his friendship with Tolkien and the Inklings; the parallels between Narnia and Christianity; and, his use of allegory and symbolism. This book offers resources for further exploration.
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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 185.4 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 544.32g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0764583816
  • 9780764583810
  • 500,075

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Explains Lewis's arguments on God, absolutes, and painThe fun and easy way to explore C.S. Lewis's life, works, and the world of NarniaCurious about C.S. Lewis and "The Chronicles of Narnia"? This plain-English guide provides a friendly introduction to the master storyteller and Christian apologist, revealing the meanings behind "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters" as well as his other works. You'll also discover why Lewis went from being a confirmed atheist to a committed Christian and how he addressed his beliefs in his writings.DiscoverHow his life influenced his writingsHis friendship with Tolkien and the InklingsThe parallels between Narnia and ChristianityHis use of allegory and symbolismResources for further exploration
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Table of contents

Introduction.Part I: C.S. Lewis: Christian Apologist and Storyteller.Chapter 1: C.S. Lewis's Gift to the World.Chapter 2: Getting to Know Jack.Chapter 3: Faith, Friends, and the Inklings.Part II: All Things Narnia: Voyaging to the World of Aslan.Chapter 4: Unveiling the Wardrobe: Origins and Influences of Narnia.Chapter 5: Tour De Narnia: Themes and Literary Approaches.Chapter 6: Allegory and Symbolism: Deciphering the Chronicles.Chapter 7: Faces and Places in Narnia.Chapter 8: The Gospel According to Aslan.Chapter 9: Faith and Discipleship in Narnia.Part III: Tell Me More Stories: Lewis's Other Novels and Fantasies.Chapter 10: The Screwtape Letters: A View from the Land Down Under.Chapter 11: The Great Divorce: Hitching a Ride on a Cosmic Road Trip.Chapter 12: Spacing Out with the Space Trilogy.Chapter 13: There and Back Again: A Pilgrim's Tale.Chapter 14: Facing Off with an Ancient Myth: Till We Have Faces.Part IV: Getting Real: Discovering Lewis's Nonfiction.Chapter 15: The Nagging Problem of Pain.Chapter 16: Mere Christianity: Explaining Faith to the Average Joe.Chapter 17: How "To Each His Own" Leads to the Abolition of Man.Chapter 18: C.S. Lewis on the Hot Seat.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten C.S. Lewis and Narnia Resources.Chapter 20: Ten Classic Lewis Quotes.Chapter 21: Ten Authors Recommended By C.S. Lewis.Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Reading C.S. Lewis.Appendix: Complete List of Works by C.S. Lewis.Index.
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"...an exception...gives a clear, unbiased introduction to Lewis's work..." (Glasgow Sunday Herald, 27th November 2005)
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About Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner is author of The Gospel Unplugged and several books in the For Dummies series, including Christianity For Dummies and Christian Prayer For Dummies. He is also publisher of Digitalwalk.com, a Web site for challenging and encouraging Christians living in a digital, postmodern age. Richard has been an avid student of C.S. Lewis's works for over 20 years.
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