On the Issues: Ordering The Chronicles of Narnia

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For book lovers young and old alike, C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia is a beloved series rich with Christian allegory. Growing up, God used Lewis’ imaginative works to help bring me to faith in Christ. You may or may not know that there is a longstanding debate over the correct order in which one should read the books of this series, especially regarding the placement of The Magician’s Nephew. But the question at the center of this admittedly nerdy controversy is not limited to the correct reading order of The Chronicles of Narnia, but rather concerns how we read texts altogether. In this video, I talk about the importance of narrative in our lives and why Christians need to understand stories.

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Only when we see how lost we are, we can find our way again. Only when we bury what’s dead can we experience life again. Only when we lose our religion can we be amazed by grace again.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).