Hardcover, 238 pages, $19.95. ISBN 0-7879-7890-6.
The release of the first Chronicles of Narnia movie – “The Lion, The
Witch, and the Wardrobe” – this holiday season offers chuches an opportunity
to grasp a major cultural event and use it to communicate the gospel. Downing
offers an introduction to Lewis and the world of Narnia, then takes you on a
tour of the seven volumes in the series, helping us discover spiritual insights
along the way. If Hal Poe’s cover article in this issue of Preaching
whet your appetite, then Downing will take you to the next step and offer a
Lewis feast which will spark many preaching ideas.