• Further Up and Further In

  • Understanding Narnia
  • By: Joseph Pearce
  • Narrated by: Jim Denison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Beloved by generations of readers, the Chronicles of Narnia are thought, erroneously, by some to be "mere children's stories". In this volume, Joseph Pearce thoroughly debunks the error as he skillfully explains why there is nothing "mere" about such stories. Rather, the Narnia books contain profound insights concerning the human condition. Pearce, however, goes beyond even that and illuminates the deeper riches and profound truths found therein: the highest truths, in fact, those concerning God.

Join Pearce as he explores the "grown-up" themes that are so important for a proper understanding of Lewis' magnificent creation, including the deep and profound Christian symbolism, extensive literary allusions, and the constant theme of temptation, sin, and redemption.

The author of numerous literary works and an authority on the writings of Lewis, Chesterton, and Tolkien, Pearce is uniquely qualified to examine the deeper theological, philosophical, and historical dimensions of the Chronicles. With Pearce as your guide, "return to Narnia" and come to understand in new and profound ways that place which has so marked the imaginative landscape of so many. Rediscover your love for Narnia, because "wardrobes are for grown-ups too".

©2018 Joseph Pearce (P)2021 eChristian

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  • 07-02-21

Well worth the listen

Could not stop listening to it. Always loved the Narnia series and knew it had Catholic meaning but this book has really revealed so much that is interesting and makes me love the books even more!