Confession: I used to hate Narnia.
Other evangelicals feel the same way–they’re just afraid of their Lewis-loving friends. But it’s okay. This is a welcoming place.
Here was my old cynic line: Narnia was okay, but it couldn’t compare to more polished fantasy series like Lord of the Rings or–pause for effect–Harry Potter.
Lest Narnia fans think any unspeakable words against me1, don’t worry. I like Narnia now. But before I tell you why I changed my mind, you should know the reasons I used to hate it: