The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader

I am honored to announce the forthcoming publication of my twelfth book: The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader: Spiritual Lessons from C. S. Lewis’s Narnia.

The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader

As the title suggests, this book is an exploration of the spiritual themes and “mystical life lessons” as found in C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. My book is a meditation on how the lovable and unforgettable characters like Reepicheep the Mouse, Lucy and Edmund Pevensie, King Caspian, the Dufflepuds, the Star’s Daughter, and (of course) Eustace Clarence Scrubb, all have parts to play in the greatest adventure of all: the journey into the very heart of God (or, in Narnia; the heart of Aslan the Great and Noble Lion).

The publisher is literally rushing the book to publication in order to time its release with the debut of the movie version of this particular Narnia story. So if you pre-order it now, you’ll get your copy in early December — in time for Christmas and, if all goes well, in time for the release of the movie.

You can pre-order your copy of The Lion, the Mouse and the Dawn Treader from Amazon. Just click on the book cover, the title, or on this link:

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Here’s the publisher’s marketing information on the book…

From the author of The Big Book of Christian Mysticism comes an engaging look at how the principles and practices of Christian mysticism are illustrated in C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series.

The Lion, The Mouse and The Dawn Treader shows the reader how C. S. Lewis was guided by two “templates” in writing Dawn Treader: first, an ancient Celtic folktale known as the immram, or wondrous sea-voyage, in which great saints like Brendan the Navigator sought to reach paradise itself. But on another level, Lewis also built his adventure story around the traditional stages of the Christian life: from initial resistance to God’s grace, to discovering how sin enslaves us and “turns us into dragons,” to experiencing both the relief found in Christ and the cleansing waters of baptism — and, finally, the onset of mature spirituality that entails the prayer of quiet, and the increasing sense of Divine Presence as we move more deeply into silence and light.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • JoAnn

    WOW! And the cover is amazing! Many many many congrats, Carl!!


  • Jack+, LC

    That’s great, Carl! I hope it does well – not only for you, but for those who read it, too!

  • oakabbey

    This is so exciting! I am presently exploring Narnia with my nine year old daughter. I will definitely pick up your book to enhance the experience! Wishing you much success, and will recommend to friends!
    Deep Peace and Every Blessing!