Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season


My first book is out!


If you want to see some “extras” for the book, including family activities and a recipe for The White Witch’s Hot Cocoa, look here:

Advent in Narnia: Extras


If you want to know more about my book-related appearances in fall and December 2015, look here:

Advent in Narnia: Book Tour 2015


You can order the book from:


Barnes & Noble

The Thoughtful Christian


Westminister John Knox Press

I wrote Advent in Narnia after being inspired by the most successful Advent program I’ve ever offered at St. Benedict, based on C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I couldn’t find a book connecting Advent with that book’s related themes: light and darkness, meals and gifts, temptation and sin, forgiveness and hope, and even an appearance by Father Christmas.

I thought I’d try to provide that resource for individuals and churches myself. I’ve written for adults and teens, with a theological thoughtfulness which I hope goes deeper than many devotional texts I’ve come across.

The book includes:

– 28 daily devotions, which alternate between the novel’s characters, themes, and images and the Scripture passages that seem to underly them.

– 2-3 reflection questions at the end of each devotion

– outlines for four adult discussion sessions

– a family program called “Narnia Night”

– movie recommendations

– ideas for crafts

– and “An Easy Recipe for Mrs. Beaver’s Sticky Marmalade Roll”!


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