You have probably heard the name C.S. Lewis, the author of the Chronicles of Narnia book series and the inspiration behind the movie sequel. The Screwtape Letters and The Space Trilogy are also good fiction reads. But there is more to Lewis than his fiction.
After 20 years of atheism, Lewis returned to his Christian roots and became a great defender of the faith. He wrote Mere Christianity, Miracles and the Problem with Pain to answer the skeptics’ criticisms of Christianity. I highly recommend picking up some C.S. Lewis non-fiction – you can never have too much in your library.
You may not know that C.S. Lewis was good friends with J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In fact, Lewis says Tolkien, who taught with Lewis at Oxford, was influential in his coming to faith. According to Lewis, he converted to Christianity after a late night conversation with Tolkien and another colleague.
A movie is in the making which describes their friendship to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ death. The film, The Lion Awakes, is due to be released in 2013 – click here to see the concept trailer.