For example, in the Narnia series Aslan is not a fictitious representation of the doctrine of God or an abstract picture of God. Aslan is Aslan. Nothing more, nothing less. Yet, in the character of Aslan shines forth something that reminds us of God—a God who is good, but not safe. It would be going too far to logically align every word and action of Aslan to the Biblical understanding of God. That’s not the point. But through Aslan the imagination is able to circumvent a dry and worn-out familiarity with known doctrinal statements about God and recover the sense of amazement, joy, and wonder that comes with a new, unsuspected realization of a truth about God revealed through an imaginative creature, like Aslan.