The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s been a while since I’ve read this classic and I still love it. C.S. Lewis is one of the great adventure writers that so clearly paints good versus evil. This tale is one of despair that becomes hope and of a family that becomes friends.
The final scene is especially poignant to me now that I’m getting older. To have lived all those adventures and then return back in time to the very beginning is amazing when you’re young, but sort of heartbreaking when you’re older.
As a boy, I knew that there were plenty more adventures to come. As an adult that’s experienced loss, it’s getting harder to look with hope at a new adventure. But Lewis knew Christ and Aslan was a type and shadow of Christ. So, I remind myself, if I can borrow Lewis’ words; while the future isn’t safe, it is good.
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