Okay, looking back over the past couple of posts, one might come to the conclusion that I didn't enjoy The Wolf of Tebron by C. S. Lakin. I keep worrying that I'm turning into the curmudgeon of the blog tour, the guy who stands on his cyber front porch, telling the kids to stay off my lawn. For the most part, aside from a few stylistic hiccups (overuse of italics) and some theological question marks, I did enjoy it. It reminded me of how powerful a fairy tale can be.
Fairy tales have unfortunately been regulated to the status of kiddie stories in modern society. They're what we tell our kids and, someday, we expect those children to outgrow those stories and move on to "adult" fare. And that's a shame, because a fairy tale can teach us so much more about our world and the deeper realities that govern it.
If nothing else, I'm put in mind of what Aslan said at the end of Voyage of the Dawn Treader (both the book and, thankfully, the movie). He tells Lucy that the reason why she came to know him in the fairy tale environment of Narnia is so that she can come to know him better in our world. And really, that's what the goal of all Christian fiction, whether it's a fairy tale or not, is, right?
Go and see what the rest of the tourists have to say:
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