Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

From the back cover: NARNIA . . . the world of wicked dragons and magic spells, where the very best is brought out of even the worst people, where anything can happen (and most often does) . . . and where the adventure begins. The Dawn Treader is the first ship Narnia has seen in centuries. King Caspian has built it for his voyage to find the seven lords, good men whom his evil uncle Miraz banished when he usurped the throne. The journey takes Edmund, Lucy, and their cousin Eustace to the Eastern Islands, beyond the Silver Sea, toward Aslan's country at the End of the World.

This book features a baptism with Aslan removing Eustace's dragon skin and then dunking him in the water to make him new again. I'm sure the stupid Dufflepuds blindly following the wrong man when the right one is so close at hand is somewhere in scripture but in the modern day I am reminded of televangelists. The journey to the very end of the world must be a glimpse of heaven and, of course, Aslan appearing as a lamb is a familiar image of Christ. I think the overarching story of looking for something and going to all the wrong places before you surrender to Christ's will pretty much sums up a lot of lives between the ages of 16 and oh maybe 30 years of age.

Chronicles of Narnia Reading ChallengeThis book is my fifth for the Chronicles of Narnia Reading Challenge hosted by Carrie at Reading to Know

And, what do you know, it works here too....
This book is my "V" for the A-Z Reading Challenge! Click on the logo to see my progress.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Yup, yup, it's the Eustace/dragon thing that makes this book my second favorite.