Summer Reading

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  • May 17, 2015
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Do you have your summer reading list put together? We certainly encourage you to read Lewis in whatever format you choose. But you might also want to read a book that was in Lewis’s library–a book that influenced him. 

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The Pilgrim’s Regress eBook- Now $1.99 Until May 25th

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  • May 14, 2015
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Modeled after John Bunyan’s famous Pilgrim’s Progress, C. S. Lewis’s Pilgrim’s Regress represents a number of firsts for Lewis—the first book he wrote after his conversion to Christianity, his first book of fiction, and the first book he published under his own name. It is, in a sense, the record of Lewis’s own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity. Lewis’s allegory remains a witty satire on cultural fads, a vivid account of spiritual dangers, and an illuminating tale for generations of pilgrims old and new.

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Tom-Foolery

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  • Apr 21, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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“I know that many wiser and better Christians than I in these days do not like to mention Heaven and hell even in a pulpit,” says Lewis (The Weight of Glory). He goes on to say that nearly all the references in the New Testament about both destinations come from Jesus himself, and, “If we do not believe them, our presence in this church is great tom-foolery. If we do, we must sometimes overcome our spiritual prudery and mention them.”

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Resurrection Involves Reversal

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  • Apr 06, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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Resurrection is a subject that is central to the Christian narrative. Lewis addresses the idea of resurrection in his stories (Aslan and Eustace come to mind, for example), in his theological works, and in his letters. Here, I want to point out several occasions where Lewis discusses resurrection with hopes that his take on the subject might better refine ours as we head into the Easter season (a seven week celebration that just began, prior to Pentecost).

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C. S. Lewis and the Apt Metaphor

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  • Charlie W. Starr
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C. S. Lewis once wrote an essay on apologetics in which he said there are two things Christians in the Modern age must do in defending the faith. The first of these makes immediate sense to us: we must defend the supernatural elements of the Bible. The second, however, seems less relevant to apologetics. Lewis said we must show people the difference between thinking and imagining.

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Digitized Lewis

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  • Mar 23, 2015
  • William O'Flaherty
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C.S. Lewis wrote many books in a wide variety of subjects. Sadly, some people are only familiar with his material defending the Christian faith and others focus on his Narnia stories or just the fact that he wrote content related to his profession. What if you wanted to collect all his titles and have the ability to easily browse through all the works and even have the capacity to search them?

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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis eBooks, Volume 1 & 2: $1.99 Until March 30th

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  • Mar 19, 2015
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The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume I offers an inside perspective to Lewis’s thinking during his formative years. Walter Hooper’s insightful notes and biographical appendix of all the correspondents make this an irreplaceable reference for those curious about the life and work of one of the most creative minds of the modern era.
At age sixteen, Lewis begins writing to Arthur Greeves, a boy his age in Belfast who later becomes one of his most treasured friends. Their correspondence would continue over the next fifty years. In his letters to Arthur, Lewis admits that he has abandoned the Christian faith. “I believe in no religion,” he says. “There is absolutely no proof for any of them.”

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Daylight Saving

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  • Mar 07, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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As we think of gardens in the coming days of spring, consider the garden where Jesus prayed so hard he sweat blood compared to our present trials. “We are not asked to go anywhere where he has not gone before us,” writes Lewis in a letter to Mrs. Jessup in Nov. 1952. “I have had enough experiences of the crises of family life, the terrors, the despondencies, hopes deferred, and wearinesses. …Take it hour by hour, don’t add the past & the future to the present load more than you can help.”

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Iron Nerves

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  • Mar 04, 2015
  • Zach Kincaid
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In a letter on Feb 23, 1947, Lewis makes some observations about Jesus that are worth mentioning, especially during this season of Lent. Here’s what he says:

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