Finding God in Narnia Class Page

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Welcome to our Class Page

Glad you're in the class! Scroll down to find a listing of the seven books of C. S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia series. Each book has links for discussion questions, a book summary, the class talk and other documents discussed during the class. Information updates and links added weekly as we go through the class.

Enjoy reading the Chronicles of Narnia series and the notes below. The class will be offered again in 2023.

Chronicles of Narnia

 Ponder-As-You-Go Discussion Questions (To answer at the conclusion)

  1. Do you think The Chronicles of Narnia should first be read chronologically or by date of publication?
  2. What do you think the Christian elements add or detract from the series?
  3. Do you think it is important for children’s books to have more humor than this series?
  4. Who are your favorite character/s from the series and why?

Click the blue links for more information:

Finding God In Narnia Intro

Introduction and How to Read the Narnia Books

Outline of Narnian History

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The Magician's Nephew

Since the sovereignty of the Creator is revealed in the magical beginnings of Narnia

  • How does God's sovereignty use all things for the good of his people and the glory of his name?
  • What are the effects of sin on creation?
  • How do we deal with temptation?
  • Why does God allow pain and suffering?

Summary: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/1-Magicians-Nephew-Summary.pdf

Class Talk: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-2-The-Lion-was-breathing-out.pdf

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Since this book depicts the triumph of good over evil …

  • How does the deeper magic of Narnia, from before time began, reveal God's magnificent plan for salvation?
  • How do lust and self-deception lead to sin?
  • What are the ultimate results of sin?
  • Why was Jesus willing to die in our place?
  • How did his death bring us intimacy with God?
  • How does the resurrection of Christ show us God's power over death?

Summary link: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/2-Lion-Witch-Wardrobe-Summary.pdf

Class Talk part 1: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-3-The-Fool-has-come.-Bind-him-fast.pdf

Class Talk part 2: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-4-Deeper-Magic.pdf

Turkish Delight Recipe: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Turkish-Delight-Recipe.pdf

Christian Symbols: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LWW-Christian-Symbols.pdf

Life Lessons: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LWW-Life-Lessons.pdf

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The Horse and His Boy

  • How does Shasta's journey to Narnia to fulfill his destiny represent God's plan, guidance, and ever-present help in our lives?
  • How does God guide us through life to fulfill our destiny?
  • What are the purposes of difficulties in our lives? Is there such a thing as luck or coincidence?
  • How can self-conceit lead to insecurity?
  • How does pride steal God's glory?
  • Where is God when we are afraid, hurt, or alone?

Summary link: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/3-Horse-and-His-Boy-Summary.pdf  

Class Talk: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-5-The-doom-is-nearer-now.pdf

 

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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian-It is a truism for us believers that we can have joy in the midst of any battle, because we know (with the Apostle Paul…Romans 8) that we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who loves us. So …

  • How should we train our children/grandchildren for the battles they will face?
  • How do we respond to the call of God on our lives?
  • Are we willing to follow Christ no matter what the cost?
  • Why should we have hopeful expectation as we wait for God to answer us?
  • How can we have joy in the midst of any battle?

Summary link: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/4-Prince-Caspian-Summary.pdf

Class Talk: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-6-Every-year-you-grow.pdf

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Assuming that you believe that a heart set on eternity influences the way we live…

  • What would we look like if our outward appearance reflected our inner character?
  • Why must we rely on God's power to change our lives?
  • What are the various forms of greed, and how do they affect our choices and character?
  • What are the consequences of fear?
  • How does a focus on eternity affect our daily lives?

Summary link:  https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/5-Voyage-of-the-Dawn-Treader-Summary.pdf

Class Talk: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-7-There-I-have-another-name.pdf

Additional info: Christian-Themes-VDT and Stops-of-the-Dawn-Treader

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The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair - Here’s another statement: The hope of resurrection gives us the power to live life boldly for the sake of Christ. With that in mind …

  • Why is it essential to meditate on God's Word?
  • Why must we be willing to follow Christ regardless of the circumstance or cost?
  • Does God promise to keep us safe?
  • Why is physical death the final victory for a believer?

Summary link: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/6-Silver-Chair-Summary.pdf

Class Talk: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/WEEK-8-You-would-not-have-called-to-Me-.pdf

 

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 The Last Battle

The Last Battle -  we will spend two weeks discussing this last book in the series.

  • How does The Last Battle symbolize Armageddon, the return of Christ, and the new heaven and earth?
  • How will the world end?
  • What will happen when Christ returns?
  • What will heaven be like?
  • Whom are you looking forward to meeting in eternity?

Summary link: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/7-Last-Battle-Summary.pdf

Class Talk Week 9: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Week-9-TALK-Last-Battle.pdf

Class Talk Week 10: https://bonairbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Week-10-TALK-Narnia-novels-subtitles-Talk.pdf

Narnia Subtitle Quiz: Wk-10-Narnian-Subtitle-Quiz

Narnia Quiz Answers & Biblical References: WK-10-Subtitles-Table-Answers

Chronicles of Narnia

 End of Series Discussion Questions

  1. Do you think The Chronicles of Narnia should first be read chronologically or by date of publication?
  2. What do you think the Christian elements add or detract from the series?
  3. Do you think it is important for children’s books to have more humor than this series?
  4. Who are your favorite character/s from the series and why?

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804.272.1475
Sunday Worship: 9:30 and 11 a.m.
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804.794.2743
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.
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