by Michael D. O'Brien
Read for my Colloquia
Borrowed from a wonderful friend!
Initially this book struck me as crazily-overdone, the rantings of a hyper-vigilant parent with too much time to think and not enough people to argue with him. But, in the end, I did end up agreeing with many of the themes.
-Childhood should be protected.
-Children are not adults & need clear boundaries between good and evil.
-Symbols are important.
-Literature is a great way to lay foundations for the way we see the world and it's meaning.
-Parents should take time to discuss rich literature with their children.
This book inspired me to begin reading aloud Lewis's Narnia series again, an effort which has been incredibly rewarding.