Monday, August 25, 2008

Latter-Day Truths In Narnia

I have always admired C.S. Lewis, not only for his brilliant writing, but also for his deep spiritual awareness. He was a great man who accomplished much in his life, and he inspired and brought joy to so many others with his marvelous insight. He will always be a great hero to me.

Marianna Richardson and Christine Thackeray have penned a wonderful novel entitled C.S.Lewis: Latter-Day Truths In Narnia, and it is one of the most informative and inspiring books I have ever read. Whether you are a true Narnia fan or a fan of Lewis's spiritual novels, Latter-Day Truths In Narnia has something for all.

The Book
C. S. Lewis was an accomplished scholar, writer, and Christian apologist. His incredible insights and wonderful stories have long been a favorite of the LDS community, and he has been referenced thousands of times throughout LDS writings. Even Shakespeare pales in comparison to the number of times C. S. Lewis has been quoted by Mormon authors, scholars, and General Authorities to illustrate doctrinal truths.

Lewis had a knack of speaking for "every man" and gave us modern parables for Christian living. All can relate to his testimony of Christ and his practical understanding of how to put gospel teachings into practice today.

C. S. Lewis: Latter-day Truths in Narnia explores Lewis's life, his writings, and his influence on LDS writers, scholars, and authorities. Lewis realized that life is more than what we see and deeper than what we feel. Whether or not you are familiar with Lewis's nonfiction works or his fictional characters, you will enjoy reading about his powerful testimony of Jesus Christ.

C.S. Lewis: Latter-Day Truths In Narnia can be purchased on and

More Suggested Reading

Book: Finding Faith
Author: Terri Ferran

Publisher: Cedar Fort

If you are looking for a good conversion story that will help to strengthen your own faith, you'll love Finding Faith.

Kit Matthews tries to avoid thinking about God - and her unknown birth mother - altogether. She loves her family and is content with her life in California. That is, until her parents decide to move to Utah, the land of Mormons.

New surroundings and culture shock do nothing to help Kit's social life. It is only with the help of Janet, a new friend, that Kit begins to adjust to life in Utah, as well as to the Mormon culture. Janet's older brother, Adam, is more than happy to befriend Kit, but when their feelings begin to go beyond friendship, Kit is torn. Does she really want to devote her heart to a boy who is going to leave her for two years to serve a mission for his faith? Can she support him when she doesn't even believe in his religion?

As Kit looks deeper, she realizes that it isn't Adam's faith she needs to come to terms with - it's her own.
Finding Faith is published by Cedar Fort and can be purchased on and

Also, get your copy of The Journey from and


Sheila said...

Jewel, I was so glad to see you reviewing this book on C.S.Lewis. I have it on my pile of "books to read" and it makes me even more excited to read it after reading what you had to say about it. I have always loved the Chronicles of Narnia and the stories and the messages that C.S. Lewis had to share. Nice job!

Christine Thackeray said...

Thank you for your sweet words, Jewel. I so appreciate it.

Terri Ferran said...

Thanks for your post, Jewel. You truly are a "jewel" and I appreciate your many insights and your books.

Jewel's Gems said...

Thanks so much, ladies. You're all pretty awesome, too:o)