About The Book: "Walking into Advent can be like walking through the wardrobe."
With its enchanting themes of snow and cold, light and darkness, meals and gifts, temptation and sin, forgiveness and hope--and even an appearance by Father Christmas--C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe fits naturally into the Advent season. As the reader seeks a storied king and anticipates the glorious coming of Christmas, these twenty-eight devotions alternate between Scripture and passages from the novel to prompt meditation on Advent themes. Each devotion also includes questions for reflection. The book also provides several resources for churches, including four sessions for small group discussion and ideas for creating a "Narnia Night" for families. Readers will ultimately come to know God better while journeying through Narnia.
About The Author: Heidi Haverkamp grew up in Hyde Park, on the South Side of Chicago, and now serves as parish priest of a small Episcopal congregation in the Chicago suburbs. She is a Benedictine oblate (or lay associate) of Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton, Wisconsin. Haverkamp enjoys writing about Christian spirituality, the life of a pastor, the Bible, Benedictine monasticism and spirituality, and the spiritual landscape of suburbia - especially Bolingbrook, where she lives and works. She is married, with two cats and a beagle.
My Thoughts On The Book: I introduced my children to The world of Narnia by C.S. Lewis when they were young and they loved it. I still have the copies of the books I used when I read to them. I have seen the movies too and that is why I asked to review this particular book. I love the stories, I love Advent season, I love reading C.S. Lewis. I felt this was a win-win situation for me and I was not disappointed. This book I found to be a wonderful way to celebrate Christ with my church family as their pastor. I have used it every Sunday so far during the Advent Season. This is not an easy read. The questions are tough. It is an inspiring read, at least it was for me. This is one of those books you need to have on hand....always.....and especially at Christmas.
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