|A remarkable number of Lewis scholars and thinkers contributed to the production of this book. Here are just a few whose writings or thoughts are captured in the pages of Narnia Beckons.|
|Ted Baehr Editor
Founder and publisher of Movieguide and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission. Ted graduated as a Rufus Choate Scholar with highest distinction in comparative literature from Dartmouth College, then earned a Juris Doctor from the NYU School of Law.
A longtime lover of Lewis, Ted worked for the Episcopal Radio and TV Foundation on the Emmy-award winning animated production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
|James Baehr Editor
Besides the privilege of being Ted's son, James just graduated from Dartmouth College, and presently attends Emory Law School. He recently accepted a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) military law program.
James spent a term in Oxford studying Lewis, revisiting the author's old haunts, and reading his great works.
|Angela West Illustrator
Angela is an illustrator with a great passion for bringing fantasy to life through her drawings.
She lives with her husband, Alan, in West Virginia.
|Lyle Dorsett Contributor
Lyle Dorsett was the curator of the Marion E. Wade Collection at Wheaton College, which houses C.S. Lewis's original manuscripts, letters, and papers. He is the author of Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis and many other books. He was coeditor of C.S. Lewis, Letters to Children.
Dr. Dorsett's article in Narnia Beckons gives an overview of C.S. Lewis's life, struggles and faith.
|Wayne Martindale Contributor
Wayne Martindale is a professor of English at Wheaton College, and the author of an exploration of Lewis's theology called Beyond the Shadowlands. He also coedited The Quotable Lewis.
His piece in the book, written with Kathryn Welch, focuses on the symbolism of hunger and spiritual hunger in the Narnia series.
|Paul Ford Contributor
Paul Ford authored Companion to Narnia, perhaps the most comprehensive collection of information on the world of Narnia extant.
Professor Ford teaches systematic theology and liturgy at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo, CA.
His piece in Narnia Beckons reflects on the influence of the Chronicles on his life, and his concern for the future of the series.
|Marvin Hinten Contributor
Marvin Hinten is an English professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. Professor Hinten recently wrote The Keys to the Chronicles, an in-depth analysis of the allusions and meaning behind the Chronicles.
His essay in Narnia Beckons evaluates the deeper meaning hidden in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
|Peter Kreeft Contributor
Dr. Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and the author of forty-five books. Those volumes include C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium, The Shadowlands of C.S. Lewis, and C.S. Lewis in Christian Perspective.
His article in Narnia Beckons discusses the symbolic relevance of the lion, the witch and the wardrobe in Lewis's book of the same title.
|Walter Hooper Contributor
Walter Hooper served as Lewis's personal secretary for the last years of his life, and has subsequently written countless seminal articles and books on Lewis and his works, including C.S. Lewis: A Companion & Guide, and C.S. Lewis: A Biography.
Hooper graciously agreed to discuss his friendship with Lewis for Narnia Beckons, featured in the chapter "Friends of Lewis, Friends of Old Narnia."