“Aslan” said Lucy “you’re bigger”.
“That is because you are older, little one” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger”.
― C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
I somehow managed to get through the first 32 years of my life without reading the Chronicles of Narnia. Shocking, I know. I’ve read some of CS Lewis’s other famous books, but never the Narnia series. I always knew the basic premise of the story and even knew some of the famous quotes from the great Aslyn, but I had never sat down and read through the famous series….until now. A friend had told me about this amazing audio version of the Chronicles of Narnia and how much her kids enjoyed it. I like having other things to listen to in the car, especially things that make the kids use their imaginations and think, so I found it online and purchased it.
IT. IS. AWESOME! My kids love it and are so engaged in the story. We have had it for a week and we are already on book 4! My world is being rocked by these books. My kids keep asking me why I am crying as we listen to it. I’m literally sobbing! The story is so powerful, so deep, so spiritual, so beautiful. I know that’s old news to those of you who read this series as children, but for me as a newcomer, it is blowing up my spirit! I’ve been so impressed how even Nash has already grasped much of the spiritual undertones of the story. He even said, “Asyln is just like Jesus!”
I’m sad I waited this long to enter Narnia, but I am so grateful to be full in now! I am a massive fan! (The whole set can be purchased for $25 and would make an awesome gift for a kid or a family you know!)
I’ve been reading Maggie the series over the course of this year and even though I read them as a kid, it is like a fresh take coming back as an adult. We are 2/3 of the way through book 6 and I have loved watching her faith and her interest in the endlessness of God grow throughout our time reading together! Enjoy… and save a whole box of tissues for book 7.