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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About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.