CS Lewis

May 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm

I was in my twenties before I discovered CS Lewis’ phenomenal Narnia books through the Christian bookstore where I was working. It was a joy to discover a story so beautifully worked and woven and with so much in its pages for anyone who wanted to dig a little. Certainly the Christian parallels are considerable, but the tale of brave children setting out to free Narnia from the evils that keep coming against it and learning so much along the way contained copious amounts of comment and application for everyone.

Of course, the Narnia series was not the only thing Lewis wrote. He seemed to have an opinion on just about everything and his opinions were weighted and worth listening to. Many of his quotes have appeared on my Facebook page, such as: ‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream’, ‘Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.’ or ‘I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.’

There’s no doubt his Christian faith made up the lion’s share of who he was, and unlike many prominent Christians today, what he said gave Christianity the nobility it deserves. He made his comments without apology and stands, in my mind, as one of the great theologians of all time.

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