Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis are suppositional fantasy novels that promote Christian values and understanding.

Our curriculum developers selected these books because they felt that they are age-appropriate for Challenge A students, are considered to be classics by educators and publishers, and reinforce Christian themes.

The Chronicles of Narnia book series starts with the creation of Narnia in The Magician’s Nephew and finishes with its final destruction in The Last Battle, which many consider to be an allegorical or suppositional reference to the Bible. However, the stories can still be enjoyed without reference to the Christian subtext.

Following are a few examples of how these books reinforce Christian theology:

The Magician's Nephew -- tells how Narnia was created and how evil entered that land. Genesis 1
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe -- closely references the Crucifixion and Resurrection
(Aslan the lion, which represents Jesus, is ridiculed before he was killed and then his body disappeared from where his body was originally laid.)
Matthew 27-28
Mark 15-16
Luke 23-24
John 19-21


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