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Aslan's Breath

Seeing the Holy Spirit in Narnia

128 pages
Square Halo Books
In the seven volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis represents God the Father as the Emperor-over-the-sea and depicts God the Son as Aslan. But Lewis believed in a triune God—one God in the three persons. Is the Third Person of the Trinity to be found in Narnia? Aslan’s Breath answers with a resounding “Yes,” and then demonstrates from the stories themselves that the Holy Spirit is present throughout Narnia in complex and beautiful ways. Return to Narnia, and reflect on the imagery of the Breath of Aslan—not in an academic or esoteric way—but in a readable book that goes further up and further in, exploring the implications and applications of the Breath to the spiritual formation of those fortunate enough to find themselves between the paws of the True Aslan.
Author Bio
Matthew Dickerson lives in Vermont with his wife Deborah on a 62-acre mostly wooded hillside also inhabited by deer, wild turkeys, bears, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, wood frogs, red efts, barred owls, and a variety of delightful songbirds including wood thrush, hermit thrush, and veeries. They feel blessed to live close to three adult sons and daughters-in-law with whom they enjoy spending time. Matthew and Deborah also enjoy canoeing together in the summer and cross-country skiing together in the winter and eating a square (or two, or sometimes three) of good dark chocolate together nearly every evening all year round. Matthew is also an avid fly fisher with a special fondness for wild native cold-water species (especially trout) living in wild places.
Matthew is the author of several books and book chapters. In addition to several studies of the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, his published books also include medieval historical fiction, a three-volume fantasy novel, works of spiritual theology and Christian apologetics, a biography, and several works of narrative non-fiction nature, outdoors, and environmental writing. His essays have appeared in a variety of journals including Image, Christianity Today, The Other Journal, Books and Culture, Creation Care, Backcountry Journal, The Drake, and Written River. He is a member of the Chrysostom Society and the Outdoor Writers Association of American, and with his wife Deborah attends the weekly meeting of Otter Creek Poets. He has been selected and served as artist-in-residence at Glacier National Park, Acadia National Park, and Alaska State Parks, and with David O’Hara (his good friend and co-author of several books) as collaborate writers-in-residence for the Spring Creek Project Environmental Writing Residency.
He is on the faculty of Middlebury College where he is a member of the Department of Computer Science and an affiliate of the Environmental Studies Program, served for ten years as the Director of the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf, and has taught numerous classes in the Writing Program and First-Year Seminar program including several on C.S. Lewis and/or J.R.R. Tolkien.
Ned Bustard s a graphic designer, children's book illustrator, author, and printmaker. Books he has worked on include the It Was Good series, Squalls Before War: His Majesty's Schooner Sultana, History of Art: Creation to Contemporary, Every Moment Holy, and The Church History ABC's.