C.S. Lewis Biography/Autobiography


C.S. Lewis and Intelligent Design: A New Documentary

A fascinating documentary premieres on Nov. 19, 2013 that will explore C.S. Lewis's journey to discover evidence of intelligent design in a world filled with evil, cruelty, and suffering. Read More ›

Top Ten Books That Influenced C.S. Lewis

In 1962 The Christian Century magazine published C.S. Lewis’s answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Here is C.S. Lewis’s list: Phantastes by George MacDonald. The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton. The Aeneid by Virgil. The Temple by George Herbert. The Prelude by William Wordsworth. The Idea of the Holy by Rudolf Otto. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. Descent into Hell by Charles Williams. Theism and Humanism by Arthur James Balfour. [From the June 6, 1962 issue of The Christian Century]

How Hollywood Reinvented C. S. Lewis in the Film “Shadowlands”

It is understandable why the 1993 film Shadowlands won rave reviews when it was originally released. The acting is splendid, the script is literate, and the production design is first-rate. All things considered, the film is a wonderful piece of cinema and well worth seeing. For those of us who never had the rare privilege of meeting C. S. Lewis in person, Shadowlands brings Lewis and his world to life in a new way. Nevertheless, despite its beauty and its pathos, Shadowlands is not without major failings in the realm of accuracy. Unfortunately, many people seem to take at face value the film’s opening claim that “this is a true story.” The reviewer for Christianity Today, for instance, wrote that Read More ›

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