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The Lion, the Mouse, and the Dawn Treader

Spiritual Lessons from C.S. Lewis's Narnia

Carl McColman


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C.S. Lewis built his illuminating story of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader around the Christian journey: from resisting God's grace to discovering the reality of sin to finding relief in the waters of baptism. This voyage, for Christians of all ages, is full of adventures, temptation, discomforting silence, dealing with “Dufflepuds” (distractions), and a final terrifying journey to the “Island of Darkness” (the dark night of the soul). As the Dawn Treader sails beyond where the stars sing, you will discover a world of wonders characterized by light and clarity, and encounter Aslan–Christ–himself.

Praise For The Lion, the Mouse, and the Dawn Treader: Spiritual Lessons from C.S. Lewis's Narnia

“Buried within many of C.S. Lewis's children's books are timeless messages about the Christian faith. McColman reveals how Lewis's fascinating adventure can help us more fully understand spiritual insights from not only Jesus himself, but also some of the great saints and mystics. By turns playful, provocative and profound, McColman asks us to 'become like little children' in order to understand some very adult lessons.” –James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader is an amazing, inspiring adventure. The Narnia stories are not just for children, but if you want help to assist children (or anyone) to understand their depth, read this book! You can touch the whole journey of the Christian search for God–and likely be spurred toward renewal in your own life---by getting on this Narnia ship.” –Trina Paulus, author of Hope for the Flowers

Paraclete Press, 9781557258878, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2011

About the Author

Carl McColman is also the author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism and the popular blog The Website of Unknowing ( He lives near Atlanta.