Someone at chapel recently lent me CS Lewis' The Last Battle. I knew that the Narnia books were good and had some links to the Gospel, chief of which was The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. I assumed the others weren't as interesting, and that as a thirty-something, I'd missed the boat; they are children's books after all.
How wrong I was! What an incredibly clever book this is. And prophetic, too. It tells the tale of a donkey dressed as a lion, a false Aslan. It describes an invasion of Narnia by followers of the false god, Tash. It tells of the clever plan to deceive people into thinking Tash and Aslan were really the same being, called Tashlan. It also beautifully describes the return of the real Aslan to Narnia, his summoning all creatures to judgement and the amazingly spectacular paradise that replaces the spoiled and desecrated world that had been judged.
“I have been wandering to find him and my happiness is so great that it even weakens me like a wound. And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me Beloved, me who am but as a dog.”
-Emeth, born a follower of Tash, but a seeker of Aslan.
There are few books that I recommend all Christians read. This is one of them.