August 7, 2009
I recently finished The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller. It was so validating to read about another person's attempts to reconcile the love they felt as a child for C.S. Lewis's great stories with what they later felt as betrayal upon discovering the not-so-hidden Christian themes of The Chronicles. While I didn't agree with all of the theories Miller proposed, it was certainly a well-researched book that I'd recommend. What comes through clearly in the quotes Miller selected from Lewis's letters and journals is the sincerity of Lewis's joy in all things ancient and magical and wondrous--and that's worth reading the book for by itself.