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Rediscover Wonder Through C.S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia'

New book awakens joy and admiration of Christianity in the famous Narnia series

NEWS PROVIDED BY
Carmel Communications
July 26, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- An escape, a real escape, from harsh reality, something that ignites imagination and pulls readers into a wondrous fantasy world, elevating their imaginations to the joys of heaven — that's what people want, right? This is a big reason why The Chronicles of Narnia, written by C.S. Lewis, is still one of the most read series in the world, almost one hundred years after it was published. But what is the best way to read the series and why does it draw readers into an appreciation of Christianity? That's what the new book THE CHRONICLES OF TRANSFORMATION: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY OF C.S. LEWIS (Ignatius Press) seeks to answer.

THE CHRONICLES OF TRANSFORMATION, edited by Leonard J. DeLorenzo, Ph.D., is a compilation of essays about each of the seven books in the Chronicles series by Lewis and speaks directly to readers interested in finding spiritual sustenance, inspiration and joy.

The Chronicles of Narnia aren't really children's books, and the spiritual benefit of these stories is not intended for children alone. After all, Lewis did say that "A children's story which is enjoyed only by children is a bad children's story..." THE CHRONICLES OF TRANSFORMATION draws out those spiritual benefits in its pages, noting they are available to all who are child-like, as well as those who will allow themselves to become so again. This includes adults who have become weighed down by life, and those who have become too intellectually "puffed up" or too spiritually sophisticated to easily immerse themselves in chronicles like these.

DeLorenzo serves in the McGrath Institute for Church Life and teaches theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of several books, including Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints, and Into the Heart of the Father.

"Other books about Narnia see and say the obvious, like boats that skim the surface of Lewis' seven seas. But this one is a diving suit that takes the reader down into the depths," said Peter Kreeft, author of The Philosophy of Tolkien.

For more information, to request a media review copy, or to schedule an interview with Leonard J. DeLorenzo, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com) of Carmel Communications.

SOURCE Carmel Communications

CONTACT: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com
 


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