Christian themes and philosophy pervade Lewis' works, and the Chronicles are no exception. Jonathan Rogers' The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C.S. Lewis' Beloved Chronicles explores the spiritual truths in each of the seven Narnia books. Rogers has a gift for revealing subtleties of meaning, theme and character that might go unnoticed even after many readings. Whether it is Prince Caspian's theme of seeing the evidence for faith when others don't, or The Silver Chair's message about standing firm for Christ when evidence seems to point the other way, Rogers reveals how the characters of the Chronicles, including the villains, represent aspects of human faith and frailty. The World According to Narnia can be read for both curiosity and inspiration; if it has a flaw, it is that it ends too quickly.

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