In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew

In the Beginning—The Magician's Nephew

The sovereignty of the Creator is revealed in the magical beginnings of Narnia.
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C. S. Lewis weaves a magical, humorous, and touching tale of adventures to unknown worlds into this story about a boy who is grieving for his ill mother. Throughout the battle between good and evil, and the characters' struggles with grief and the consequences of sin on earth, Lewis ultimately reveals the sovereign workings of the Creator.

How does God's sovereignty use all things for the good of his people and the glory of his name? What are the effects of sin on creation? How do we deal with temptation? Why does God allow pain and suffering? This study guide will help you unearth the deeper meanings and eternal truths that C. S. Lewis wove into his magical story of Creation.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 1; 3:1–7, 24; Isaiah 40:6–31; Psalm 139:1–18; John 11:4–6, 32–44; Romans 1:18–22; 11:33–36; 1 Corinthians 1:18–31; 10:13; Colossians 2:8–9; James 1:13–16


• Identify the Current Issue

• Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: God spoke the world into existence, and he continues to speak to us today.

Teaching point two: Relativism and rationalization lead to sin and misery.

Teaching point three: Satan tempts us at our weakest points, but God gives us the power to overcome.

Teaching point four: God's ways are higher than our ways.

• Apply Your Findings

• Recommended Resources


The Magician's Nephew by C. S. Lewis (Macmillan Publishing Company, 1955)

Total number of pages11

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