Fifty years ago, celebrated author and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis completed what would eventually become a classic of children’s literature: The Chronicles of Narnia . In the introduction to his book Traveling the Two Roads Through Narnia, Greg Wright states his case that since The Chronicles of Narnia are both a work of literature and spiritual truth, the forms must be appreciated separately. For this purpose, Wright enlists his wife Jenn, along with George Rosok and Kathy Bledsoe to write a synopsis of each of the seven books in the The Chronicles of Narnia series, followed by a literary analysis and finally a spiritual commentary.
Every chapter is dedicated to one Narnia book and each chapter is different in format. In the chapter “Voyage of the Dawn Treader, ” for instance, Kathy Bledso is wearing the literary hat and conducts an interesting interview with King Caspian , Edmund, Lucy, Reepicheep and Eustace Scrubb. Another effective essay is by Greg and Jenn Wright for the summary of “The Last Battle” where they provide news stories to explore the plot of the book.
If you are a newcomer to Narnia or a hardcore fan, you will want to read Traveling the Two Roads Through Narnia . To read a longer, more in-depth book review of Traveling the Two Roads Through Narnia, click on this link.