Thursday, December 08, 2005

C.S. Lewis

I am very excited about the upcoming release of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. In preparation for the movie, much has been said about the man behind the book, C.S. Lewis. The December 12 edition of U.S. News & World Report carries an article entitled God's Storyteller offering a quick glimpse into the life of Clive Staples Lewis. Being a fan of everything that I have ever read of Lewis, I am excited to see the press that his work is getting. I am also, however, excited to see the attention that the man behind the many books is getting.

Though many question whether The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe is indeed a Christian allegory, no one can question the amazing journey of Lewis' life that brought him from being (in his own words) a "blaspheming athiest," to one of the most well known Christian apologists of the Twentieth Century. Neither can anyone question the conviction of Lewis' heart as we read his heartfeltwork. I hope that many will see the movie based on Lewis' children's classic, but even more I hope that many will be affected by the gospel in the same way that C.S. Lewis was many years ago.

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