For book number two, I finished reading The Silver Chair to my daughters. This is the sixth book in the Chronicles of Narnia Series – a must read for all ages. I’ve been reading the series to my daughters (ages 6, 4, 2) before their bedtime – which is a real pleasure and privilege for me.
Like the whole series, Lewis does a masterful job of intertwining deep theological truths with the adventures of Narnia. In this book, a boy named Eustace and a girl named Jill have been swept away from our world into Narnia to search out the lost Prince Rillian. As they arrive, Aslan The Lion, meets them and instructs them on their journey – which they continuosly botch, but in Aslan’s Sovereign Grace He leads them to the underworld to free Prince Rillian from an evil enchantment by the Green Witch.
Here’s a brief sample of the good theology:
(Prince Rillian before their escape attempt) “Aslan will be our good lord, whether he means us to live or die” (pg. 191)