1: Dangerous Wonder
Lucy is in Narnia and is hearing about Aslan for the first time:
“Is he – quite safe?”
“Safe?” said Mr. Beaver, “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.”
Later on, once Lucy and Susan have been reunited with the risen Aslan, they play. The have a romp in the fields:
“Whether it was more like playing with a thunderstorm or playing with a kitten Lucy could never make up her mind.”
Every year I try and read the same book, though I have slipped up since having children. I’m currently on my third copy because I’ve lent it out so many times that the previous copies have either fallen apart or been stolen (God knows who you are!).
Every time I’ve read it I’ve had a pencil in hand and things have jumped out at me, and every time I read I find myself guilty of not letting the impact I experience whilst reading to sink in for longer afterwards. Personally I blame my memory, but in reality I’m just boring.
The book is called “Dangerous Wonder” by Michael Yaconelli, and from the very first time I read it, it spoke to me.
Subtitled “The Adventure of Childlike Faith”, the blurb reads as follows:
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