I'm home alone as I'm typing up this post, getting ready for the Chronicles of Narnia Challenge. As I'm thinking through what I want to say to get us started, I'm listening to a Rebecca St. James song about Aslan. (I've posted the video clip below.) This song is moving me to tears. I hope you'll take a listen for some inspiration as you begin reading (or if you've already begun reading.)
Now what is required for this challenge? Very little. You decide how much or how little you want to read about the land of Narnia. All you need to do today is link your blog up to the Mr. Linky below so that people will know that you are participating. If you've written an introductory post on your blog talking about the challenge, all the better! Link up that specific post! As you read through The Chronicles of Narnia visit around and see what other people are reading and thinking about.
Then come back here on Friday, July 17th to link up all of your Narnia posts from this month. (Whether you write one post or a dozen! Come and link them all!)
To me, reading the Chronicles of Narnia isn't so much about the world, the adventures, or the Pevensie children, although it includes all of those things. To me, this series is about Aslan and who I believe he represents.
I enjoy rereading the Narnia series because everytime I read it I glean something new from it. To share a quote from Prince Caspian . . . this is Lucy talking to Aslan:
“Aslan, Aslan. Dear Aslan. At last.”
…She gazed up into the large wise face. “Welcome child,” he said.
“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, little one,” answered he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
Everytime I read about Narnia, Aslan becomes a little bigger to me. Just as it should be.
I also like to read Narnia because it is GOOD writing. C.S. Lewis was a brilliant writer and he's worth spending a bit of time with. He was a master story teller who really worked at his craft and thought about the words and phrases that he used. Reading Narnia reminds me what quality writing is and it steers me towards other great books of the same nature and standard of excellence.
I look forward to revisiting this series with company along the journey! I can't wait to see what you all choose to read and what you learn/think about or just enjoy from it!
Speaking of enjoyment, Amy from Hope is in the Word has a fabulous Narnia giveaway that she is including in the Challenge. Stay tuned for details about that. I may come up with a prize or two to include myself. Even if you are not a regular subscriber to Reading to Know, you might consider subscribing for a bit so that you don't miss any Narnia giveaways. You don't know what might pop up!
In the meantime, thanks for playing! I look forward to getting to know you!
(Mr. Linky seems to be having some troubles. If you wouldn't mind leaving a comment in the comment section as well as linking your blog up, that would be fantastic! Just in case.)