Favourites 2016, nonfiction

Advent in Narnia

Advent in Narnia by Heidi Haverkamp

“Walking i26813250nto 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.

I really wish I’d come across this devotional before the Advent season as it would have been a perfect way to prepare me for a faith filled Christmas. There are a lot of deep and thought-provoking questions to answer and discuss, which I will definitely be doing next year.

I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to look at the season of Advent in a slightly different way.

Thanks to NetGalley and Westminster John Knox Press for the my digital copy.

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