The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (as well as the entire Narnia Chronicles) is definitely a Christian allegory but it’s written in a very…non preachy way. Most young children who read this book are unlikely to recognize the Christian elements. I remember reading this series several times as a child (as well as watching *, which I love and own) and it took me quite some time (as well as age) before I started to notice the Christian elements. I think that is one of the things that makes this book so beloved: even if you’ve never heard the story of Jesus you can thoroughly enjoy this book.
Some of the Christian elements in this book include a , a god-like figure (the Emperor Over Sea), the sacrifice and death of the Messiah for the sins of another, a resurrection of the Messiah and the miraculous healing of others. Aslan the Lion is the son of the Emperor Over the Sea and the Messiah figure of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. All of Narnia had been ruled for centuries by the evil White Witch but her downtrodden subjects dreamed and whispered of Aslan returning and liberating them from her cruel reign.
In the classic C.S. Lewis story The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, (which is an obvious allegory of Christ’s sacrifice and saving grace) there are a few illustrations that make for good parallels to the world of pornography addiction and the war that we are now in. I will share 4 points that I think are worth sharing.
Out of the City and into the country to avid the bombings, the four siblings; Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, find their way through a magical wardrobe into the mystical world of Narnia. They meet the white witch, the evil ruler of Narnia and through bribery of Turkish delight wins over the heart of Edmund. They work with other mystical creatures to help bring about the downfall of the White Witch. Although the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is thought of as a children’s book, it has the magic and heart-warming story to attract people of all ages. C.S. Lewis once said "...a book worth reading ONLY in childhood is not worth reading even then." I read The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe for the first time as an adult and loved it. I feel that this book fits exactly what C.S. Lewis was talking about. This book is worth reading over and over again, whether an adult or child. C.S. Lewis creates an exquisite world that helps one’s imagination to take them deep into Narnia where the reader feels they are part of the adventure. This story definitely shows the author’s deep Christian beliefs. It has a classic battle between good and evil and helps children see the importance of good leaders. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age who wants a good uplifting story.