My new book is out

Book Description
Through best-selling books and now blockbuster motion pictures, C. S. Lewis’s masterpiece The Chronicles of Narnia has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions of children and adults. When Lewis wrote this acclaimed series more than half a century ago, many considered it a mere children’s allegory and missed the rich spiritual meaning of the Christian faith that Lewis was clearly communicating.

In The Soul of Prince Caspian, Veith reveals how Lewis takes on the modern mindset that has literally forgotten Christ just as Narnia has forgotten Aslan. As Veith unlocks the story of Prince Caspian, you’ll discover how Lewis’s other writings add depth and clarity to his message. And you’ll see that, while Prince Caspian may be about the fantastic land of Narnia, it’s also about your world.

(You can click the ad, above, if you would like to buy it. Sorry for the commercial. I do like the cover art, though.)

The Caspian book cover

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • inexile

    Dr. Veith
    There are two pieces in today’s N.Y. Times that seem exactly fitting for Cranach to consider.
    David Brooks – “Rank Link Imbalance” is an excellent critique of the human condition today.
    Murry Chase – On Baseball: Is a Night Devoted to Faith Really About the Money? Another example of the clash between Christianity and culture.

  • inexile

    Dr. Veith
    There are two pieces in today’s N.Y. Times that seem exactly fitting for Cranach to consider.
    David Brooks – “Rank Link Imbalance” is an excellent critique of the human condition today.
    Murry Chase – On Baseball: Is a Night Devoted to Faith Really About the Money? Another example of the clash between Christianity and culture.

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  • Manxman

    This looks like a very good book.

    Maybe a future book of yours could explore the theological ideas presented by Lewis in his Space Trilogy – there is some heavy duty, more speculative stuff in that series. I’d be very interested in seeing what other believers make of what he wrote.

  • Manxman

    This looks like a very good book.

    Maybe a future book of yours could explore the theological ideas presented by Lewis in his Space Trilogy – there is some heavy duty, more speculative stuff in that series. I’d be very interested in seeing what other believers make of what he wrote.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Great idea, Manxman. And thanks for the suggestions, inexile. i’ll check out those columns.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Great idea, Manxman. And thanks for the suggestions, inexile. i’ll check out those columns.

  • LAJ

    It is a very good book at least the little I had time to read at work. I went home and read Prince Caspian again with more understanding and enjoyment. Thank you!

    Your views from “The Soul of the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” is one I use to explain to friends the difference between Tolkein, Lewis and Harry Potter.

  • LAJ

    It is a very good book at least the little I had time to read at work. I went home and read Prince Caspian again with more understanding and enjoyment. Thank you!

    Your views from “The Soul of the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” is one I use to explain to friends the difference between Tolkein, Lewis and Harry Potter.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Great, LAJ. Thanks for that.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Great, LAJ. Thanks for that.

  • anon

    Did he read it first, unlike his not reading Harry Potter before condemning that series (contrary to advice in his earlier and far superior _Reading Between the Lines_)?

  • anon

    Did he read it first, unlike his not reading Harry Potter before condemning that series (contrary to advice in his earlier and far superior _Reading Between the Lines_)?

  • LAJ

    Did you read “The Soul of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” before condemning it? He does not condemn Harry Potter, just shows how much better real life is portrayed in Narnia and Tolkein and explains why the Potter books are so popular.

  • LAJ

    Did you read “The Soul of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” before condemning it? He does not condemn Harry Potter, just shows how much better real life is portrayed in Narnia and Tolkein and explains why the Potter books are so popular.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    When did I condemn Harry Potter, anon? I did read the first one, which is all I’ve commented on. Did you read my rather nuanced take on that first book when it first came out in “Christian Research Journal”? It’s odd that some fans think I condemn it, while some critics think I defend it.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    When did I condemn Harry Potter, anon? I did read the first one, which is all I’ve commented on. Did you read my rather nuanced take on that first book when it first came out in “Christian Research Journal”? It’s odd that some fans think I condemn it, while some critics think I defend it.

  • http://n/a James

    Thanks v much for your book on Prince Caspian.
    I also am sorry to hear that so many of the Christian themes have been cut out.
    I am due to do a Family Service talk soon on the Christian themes of Prince Caspian.
    I have ordered a copy of your book and I am sure that will help (your one on LWW was v helpful for same reason),
    but just wondered, in the meantime, whether there was a particular theme you think you would run with, in terms of an all age evangelistic service.
    My thoughts were “restoration of true religion after corruption” – this happened once in Scripture – King Josiah (use that Bible passage for the reading for the service) – reformation of our religion and our nation begins with a return to the Bible.
    That is all true, and is grounded in Scripture, but does take us away from the film/book rather.
    Any ideas out there anyone?
    Do email me: warblebodleNOSPAM@yahoo.co.uk
    (Take out the capitals)

  • http://n/a James

    Thanks v much for your book on Prince Caspian.
    I also am sorry to hear that so many of the Christian themes have been cut out.
    I am due to do a Family Service talk soon on the Christian themes of Prince Caspian.
    I have ordered a copy of your book and I am sure that will help (your one on LWW was v helpful for same reason),
    but just wondered, in the meantime, whether there was a particular theme you think you would run with, in terms of an all age evangelistic service.
    My thoughts were “restoration of true religion after corruption” – this happened once in Scripture – King Josiah (use that Bible passage for the reading for the service) – reformation of our religion and our nation begins with a return to the Bible.
    That is all true, and is grounded in Scripture, but does take us away from the film/book rather.
    Any ideas out there anyone?
    Do email me: warblebodleNOSPAM@yahoo.co.uk
    (Take out the capitals)


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