I’m certain that at least one of the Narnia films will be on the television over Christmas this year. There’s something about C.S. Lewis that says Christmas to me. I love the joy of that moment in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe when the children run from what they think is the White Witch only to find out that Father Christmas has arrived with gifts. It makes you realise that you are reading the work of someone who never forgot the pure joy of story and the wonder of childhood.
But this magical story-teller has a story of his own. That is why I’m flagging up C.S. Lewis as this week’s hero. Affectionately known as Jack to his family and close friends Clive Staples Lewis’ story is more than how he wrote a world-famous children’s fiction series. He made talking animals believable but it was his own battle with doubt that makes C.S. Lewis’ story one that every child should read. From Atheist to Christian Apologist is quite a journey. Today young people need to know that there were and are great thinkers who thought about God and the Bible – and believed its truth.
Below are some of our books that go further into C.S. Lewis’ life and writings: