Finding God in the land of Narnia

I finished listening to Finding God in the land of Narnia by Kurt Bruner and Jim Wise. Yes, I have read the Narnia book series.

In this book, Kurt Bruner and Jim Wise go through the Narnia book series and talk about Christian applications that can be applied to the Narnia book series. In one part they gave a different way of seeing the chapter about Eustace turning into a dragon. I saw the chapter in a different way though.

I loved this book and the Narnia book series. Now I’m reading Shedding Light on His Dark Materials: Exploring Hidden Spiritual Themes in Philip Pullman’s Popular Series by Kurt Bruner and Jim Wise. Yes, I have read Philip Pullman’s book series. I am really interested in what they say since most Christians don’t like the book series because it has the word daemon in it.

The Last Battle

I finished reading The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. It is the last book of the Narnia books series. There are seven books of the Narnia book series. I have seen the movies that were based on some of the books.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, a monkey tricks a donkey to wear a dead lion’s skin. He wanted to trick the other animals so he can get some more food and other things. He also can make them do some very bad things. The animals would think the donkey was Aslan, the Lion King of Narnia. All the animals believed. Then some of the humans that followed the Tash religion started believing that Aslan and Tash were one being (this is not true). The last king of Narnia didn’t believe it so he yelled for the children and Aslan to save him from getting killed by the ape. Jill and Eustace came to rescue him. They also rescued the king’s unicorn (yay unicorn!) and the donkey. The king didn’t want the children to be involved in the battle against all the animals, but Jill and Eustace wanted to be in the fight. Tash was a real thing and it did take away the leader of the Tash believers. Then the king went into the stable where he found all the children together and changed. They thought Narnia was all lost, but Aslan had built a new Narnia that was better. The children got to see their old friends that died before them and got to be with their parents again.

At first, I didn’t like the book, I love the end of it. Now I’m listening to Finding God in the Land of Narnia by Kurt Bruner and Jim Wise.

The Silver Chair

I finished reading The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. It is the sixth book of the Narnia book series.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, Eustace (the cousin of the four children in the other books) and Jill (a girl who is bullied in school) ask Aslan to bring them to Narnia. They do escape from the school, but they land on a cliff outside of Narnia. Jill accidentally throws Eustace over a cliff and Aslan brings him back to life. He gives Jill and Eustace (mostly Jill) a task to find the prince of Narnia who had been missing for many years. Jill messes up the instructions and they go wild adventures until they make things right. They do find the prince who was enchanted by a witch. The witch had killed the queen (the prince’s mother) and the prince had gone looking for the serpent (the witch) who killed his mother. (I was wondering why this book was called the silver chair.) The silver chair enchanted the prince every night. The enchantment made him believe that he would turn into a serpent and that’s why he was restrained in the chair, but actually, it was so he wouldn’t escape. Eustace and Jill freed the prince. The prince got to see his father one last time before he died. King Caspian got finally to see Aslan’s country like he wanted to in the previous book.

I had looked upon IMDB about if they were making this book into a movie. I saw they were in development, but I don’t know if it will happen.

I loved this book even though it did have a sad ending. I’m taking a small break from Narnia to listen to Ready Player One and Ready Player Two which are both by Ernest Cline.

Prince Caspian

I finished reading Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. It is the fourth (second) book in the Narnia book series. Yes there was a movie based on the book. I had seen it and re-watched it.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, The children (Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy) are waiting on the train to go to school. They are wondering when they are sent back to Narnia, then suddenly they are no longer waiting in the train station. They are back in Narnia. But it is much different than what they knew. The creatures were in hiding because of a terrible king. The king had took in his nephew who is supposed to be next in line to the throne. The nephew really doesn’t want to be king, but he wants the old stories of Narnia. His tutor tells him the stories. Then the king has a son. The king then wants his nephew killed. The tutor tells him to run and he meets some of the talking creatures of Narnia. Susan’s horn is found and Prince Caspian has blown which brings the children to Narnia. Aslan and the children take down the king and his followers. The children go back home.

There were a few differences between the book and the movie:

  1. The White Witch doesn’t have a hold on the boys in the book. She doesn’t show up in the book. The woman who was going bring her back is killed.
  2. Susan and Prince Caspian don’t fall in love in the book.
  3. Susan and Lucy go off with Aslan (in the movie it is just Lucy). The book tells what they do.

I loved this book. Now I’m going to read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis. It is the fifth (third) book of the Narnia book series.

The Horse and His Boy

I finished reading The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis. It is the third (according to some it is the fifth book) book of the Narnia book series.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

In this book, a boy named Shasta learns is to be sold off to another man. He would be treated badly as slave so he decides to run away. He steals a horse which is actually a talking horse from Narnia. The horse trains the boy how to ride a horse properly and set to go to Narnia. On the way, they meet a girl who is running away too. She also has a talking horse from Narnia. She was running away because she was been forced to marry an older man. So the four head to Narnia. On the way, they get separated. Shasta mistaken to be a prince. The real prince looks like him. Shasta escapes and meets up with the girl and the two horses. The girl finds out a plot to kill everyone in Narnia. So they decided to stop the plot from happening. And they do. Shasta learns he and the prince he met is actually his twin brother. The horses do make it to Narnia.

I loved this book. I’m taking a little intermission to read Tess on the Road by Rachel Hartman. It is YA fantasy book. I will be reading Prince Caspian after it.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

I finished reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It is the second (first according to some people) book of the Narnia book series. There is a movie based on the book. Yes, I have seen the movie with Chris. I also re-watched the movie because I couldn’t remember some of it. I also had seen some of a BBC/PBS show many years ago of the book.

Warning: there is some violence.

In this book, Four children (Lucy, Susan, Edmund, and Peter) are sent off to a professor’s house during war time. The Professor is Digory from The Magician’s Nephew. Lucy finds a wardrobe in a room of the professor’s house while playing hide and seek. The wardrobe is made of the tree that came from Narnia. Lucy sneaks in the wardrobe and goes in Narnia. She meets a Faun who tells her about the witch and things about Narnia. To escape the witch, Lucy goes back through the wardrobe. She tells her siblings, but they don’t believe her until Edmund goes in the wardrobe with her. He is tricked by the witch. Edmund lies about Narnia, but Peter and Susan find out that Narnia is real. They meet Aslan and they have battle with the witch. The witch is killed by Aslan and the children become kings and queens of Narnia. The grow older and they find the lamp post and the way back to the wardrobe. But when they go back through the wardrobe, they are back as children and no time as passed. They learn they can’t go back to Narnia the same way they did, but they can go back to Narnia.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Horse and His Boy by: C.S. Lewis. It is the third (fifth according to some people) book of the Narnia book series.

The Magician’s Nephew

I finished reading The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. This is the first book of the Narnia book series. They are seven books. Yes, I have seen the movies.

Warning: there is talk of violence.

In this book, Polly meets Digory who moved in his uncle’s house. They become friends and they make up games together. One game though lands them into Digory’s uncle’s study. His uncle has been dibbling with magic and he made magic rings that take you supposedly into other worlds. His uncle tricks them into using the rings. They come into a wood which connects all the worlds. Instead of going home, they go into gloomy world. Digory unleashes an evil witch. They accidently bring her into our world which leads to trouble. They decide to send her back home, but they land into a unknown world which is brought to life by a lion. Digory makes a plea to the lion about having a fruit to make his mother better. She is very sick. The lion agrees to do that. He sends them on a quest to get a fruit from a walled garden (Eden). The lion gives Digory the fruit and he gives it to his mother. Before they leave Narnia, the lion tells them to bury the magical rings. They do and when the tree falls, Digory makes the wood into a wardrobe.

I loved this book. Now I’m reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It is the second book of the book series.