July 30, 2010

New fiction book by Alister McGrath

Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The)Theologian Alister McGrath is a prolific author and profound evangelical thinker. His work on historical theology, especially on justification, has been influential and important, as has his recent Scientific Theology trilogy and his critique of Richard Dawkins. To his already broad and prolific publishing portfolio his adding a fantasy series, the Aedyn Chronicles. Gary Burge reviews the first book in Books & Culture. Burge though the book was fine but didn't stand up to comparison with the legendary Narnia chronicles by C. S. Lewis, which stands as an obvious parallel. Even if it doesn't live up to that spectacularly high standard, I'm excited to give it a read, and will be sure to blog some responses after I've been through it.