Christianity and "The Chronicles of Narnia"

"There should be a child in everyone of us that is still living and still breathing and still enjoying," said Sherrie Mills Johnson, an instructor of ancient scripture.

With the acclaim of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series, the works of C.S. Lewis have been given new life and a younger audience. Although a fantasy series, there is also symbolism that Sister Johnson reviewed during the series on Friday evening, Aug. 19, during Campus Education Week at BYU.

She said that many people think that Lewis started out to write a Christian novel. In actuality, he wrote it because of a dream of a fawn carrying an umbrella and parcel in a snowy woods. She noted that Lewis said that the tried to make a story of it when Aslan came "bounding in."

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