The Lion's World
by Rowan Williams
- my rating is 5 out of 5 stars
In the prelude of "The Lion's World", we learn that the author wasn't brought up on the Narnia books like many others but instead was a teenager before he read the stories. At this point, he had read many of Lewis's other novels which I think brought a different and interesting viewpoint to the book.
In a way it gives a more objective approach to his opinions since he hadn't read the books over and over as a kid, as many of us did.
Rowan Williams does a great job of showing us the feelings and thoughts of C.S. Lewis had for the Narnia books. We learn how important the books were to him. By showcasing not only the Narnia books, in this case through looking directly at the character of Aslan, but also the other Lewis novels we achieve a greater understanding of who Lewis was. We see the way he felt about wanting to find a way for people to come to an understanding of who Christ is by using characters that children along with adults could relate to and therefore understand.
This book allows us not only the spiritual dimension of Aslan, but also the intellect and depth of
C. S. Lewis.
I think this is a fresh and unique look at Lewis and Narnia. I highly recommend reading this book as soon as it is published.
Disclosure: I received an ebook of this in order to do my review. The thoughts and opinions are my honest opinion.