Not Just a Children’s Book

The study guides on this website are designed for high school students, their teachers, and other adults, so thus far I have chosen not to include any children’s books on the list.  In the case of C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, however, I have decided to make an exception because, while the book was written for children, young people and adults can enjoy it as well.  Not only is the book a delightful fantasy, but it also contains a presentation of the Gospel in a fresh format that speaks to those of all ages, and the depth of the symbolism enables even Bible scholars to appreciate the saving work of Christ in a new way.  The book is neither an allegory nor a theological treatise, but rather what Lewis called a “supposal” in which he sought to answer the question, “What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?”  I would encourage you both to enjoy the book as a simple story and think deeply about it as a way of seeing anew the work of Christ on behalf of sinners.