favorite quotes from “The Horse and His Boy” (C.S. Lewis)

While on a road trip to South Carolina a few weekends ago, I listened to the audio version of “The Horse and His Boy,” one of C.S. Lewis’ books in the beloved Narnian Chronicles. It paints a beautiful picture of redemption – of Shasta’s journey from slavery to freedom, from being owned by another to discovering his royal identity. It truly becomes a metaphor for those who are Christ-followers. Enjoy a few of my favorite “nuggets”:

[Aslan to Shasta toward the end of the book] “There was only one lion … I was the lion … who forced you to join Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the horses the new strength of fear for the last mile so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight, to receive you.”

[to Shasta when he questions Aslan and asks for an explanation for Aravis’ story] “Child,” said the Voice, “I am telling you your story, not hers. I tell no one any story but his own.”

2 thoughts on “favorite quotes from “The Horse and His Boy” (C.S. Lewis)

  1. So I googled “The Horse and His Boy Quotes” in search of…this exact passage from that book. Thank you for putting it up. I don’t read many blogs, but thank you for creating yours. I have definitely felt Christ’s presence throughout my life in a very similar way to Shasta…it’s such a beautiful analogy that I want to teach my children!! Thanks again!

  2. This is, in my opinion, one of the most powerful passages in The Chronicles of Narnia. I cry a little every time I read it! I might just write an entire blog post just about this passage! Thanks for posting! I found it the same way Christina did, I was Google searching the passage for a blog for my English class and found your post! 🙂

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