by C. S. Lewis
illustrated by NA
illustrated by NA
|Religious/Secular Content||: Christian||-|
|Adult Content||: Yes- the younger ones will not understand the ideals and concepts in this book, as well as the wording; and there are mature topics- see below||-|
|Mature Topics||: Yes, this is pertaining to some topics that are inappropriate for younger ages (there is mention more than once of infidelity); in the beginning chapters he states that "All we mean is that the occasions on which the fighting instinct or sexual desire need to be restrained..."; at least one chapter is on Sexual Morality and another on Christian Marriage||-|
|Strong/Inappropriate Language||: No, although the word 'hell' is used more than once in a slang way (in reference to what someone else might say)||-|
|Disrespect/Rebellion||: Yes, but it is respect to what not to do and it isn't strongly talked about in a way to be promoted; example- Lewis talks about men living only for themselves and not caring for the rules or lives of others and the havoc it can cause||-|
|Drug/Alcohol Use||: Vaguely mentioned- Temperance is discussed and therefore the mention of alcohol is also but not in depth (words used are 'drinking', 'drink', 'drunkenness', 'drunk', 'beer'), rather the idea of temperance.||-|
|Educational Value||: Yes, morals and values as a Christian||-|
|Positive/Negative Message||: Positive||-|
We love this book in our house. It really makes you think. My dd is 14 and we are using this as a devotional this year (and will with my ds when he is older). There are a few spots that I feel I must censor while reading (it is a read-aloud).
The style is not vulgar at all and it would be easy to be so when dealing with morals and values, in my opinion. Very much a Christian perspective yet it does not attack other views in a way that one feels defensive.
Would recommend for mature individuals ages 13+ up, but possibly even upwards of 15+.