In San Diego? Join us for an interesting conversation about C. S. Lewis's beloved story The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on April 18 at 7:15 p.m. or on April 25 at 10 a.m.

Today in Narnia

We'll meet in the library of La Jolla Lutheran Church at 7111 La Jolla Blvd.

Here's the questions we'll be discussing:

April 11 

Chapter fifteen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Susan and Lucy worked the muzzle off Aslan, but they could do nothing with the knots of the ropes. After a while some mice came. Susan was going to force them to leave but Lucy noticed they were gnawing the cords.

Questions to ponder

What have you done to honor someone who died?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 12

Chapter fifteen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Stone Table broke with a tremendous crack and Lucy and Susan saw something they never expected – Aslan alive.

Questions to ponder

When have you been surprised by an event?

What do you think about Aslan coming back to life?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 13 

Chapter fifteen and sixteen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

After regaining his strength and roaring (perhaps to impact the battle Peter and others were fighting), Aslan headed straight for the Witch’s house. He wanted to set free the captives.

Questions to ponder

What captives do you want to see free?

Susan wondered if it was safe to help the giant. Are there some captives you would not want to help?

What caught your attention in chapter fifteen?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 14 

Chapter sixteen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Aslan was the only one who could return the statues to life. But he wanted help finding them. He got everyone involved in the quest.

The searchers discovered that it smelled in the Witch’s house.

Questions to ponder

How active are you in seeking out people who need help?

Have you gone into any unpleasant places in your quest to rescue others?

What caught your attention in chapter sixteen?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 15 

Chapter sixteen and seventeen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

After setting free the captives, Aslan took them directly to the battle, where they were sorely needed.

Each one had a strength that helped the group. A hound was able to catch the scent. Bigger animals were able to carry smaller ones. The giant had a club. The unicorns had horns.

Questions to ponder

What are some of your strengths that you can use to help others?

(If you can’t think of any, what are some strengths others would say you had?)

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 16 

Chapter seventeen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Edmund saw what others missed in the battle: The only way to attack the Witch was to go first for her wand. It was dangerous, but any other attempt was futile.

Questions to ponder 

What battles are you and others fighting? (If none, what battles might be worth fighting?)

What would be the best way to engage in those battles?

Earlier, the Beavers had told Peter, Susan and Lucy that they had to find Aslan if they wanted to help Edmund. (Peter, Susan and Lucy had wanted to go directly to the Witch’s castle.) What do you think of the Beavers’ strategy now that you can see how it played out?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 17 

Chapter seventeen, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

When Lucy gave Edmund some drops from her Christmas present, she wanted to wait and see what happened. But Aslan let her know that she needed to trust and move on. Others needed her help.

Questions to ponder

When have you had to take action before you knew whether your deeds were helping or not?

What caught your attention in chapter seventeen?

What happened today that you want to remember?

 

April 18 

All chapters, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

It’s time to celebrate your adventure in Narnia. Who’s bringing the snacks?

Look back over the story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and your notes.

Questions to ponder 

What made the biggest impression on you?

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What happened over the past six weeks that you want to remember?

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You can get a lot out of these questions on your own. But you'll be surprised how helpful it is to discuss them with friends.

You can discuss these questions in San Diego on Thursday, April 18 at 7:15 p.m. or on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. We'll meet in the library of La Jolla Lutheran Church at 7111 La Jolla Blvd.

These questions are excerpted from Today in Narnia 2: Study Guide for C. S. Lewis's Classic Story The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The study guide will be available on Amazon in late April.

Today in Narnia 2 is a follow-up to Today in Narnia 1: Study Guide for C. S. Lewis's Classic Story The Magician's Nephew, now available at Amazon and other booksellers.

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