Thursday, June 15, 2023

Lewis Lectures - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

In subsequent lectures, the other books are explored. There are also lectures on other Lewis books.

I have not viewed them all, so I post this out of interest, not necessarily as an endorsement. But they may be fine!

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Another C. S. Lewis Sighting


Amid all its pop culture pieces, Parade Magazine paid attention to C. S. Lewis!

In the article "From Narnia to Wormwood to the Four Loves—Here Are the Best 125 C.S. Lewis Quotes,"  K
elsey Pelzer offers up some familiar - and unfamiliar - words of wit and wisdom from Lewis.

"Many of us may remember the awe and wonder we felt when Lucy first encountered the world of Narnia after walking through an old wardrobe. One inventive man and author was able to stretch our imaginations to new lengths through his epic fantasy series, and he did not stop there. From so many of his well-written novels and musings, we have the 125 greatest C.S. Lewis quotes to share!

Clive Staples Lewis was a popular British writer who authored over 30 books during his lifetime. A former atheist, C.S. Lewis became a Christian after many debates and conversations with his Oxford colleague and friend, J.R.R. Tolkien (author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy). C.S. Lewis' religious conversion greatly influenced his writing, as one can see in some of his best-known works like The Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and more.

We have the best C.S. Lewis quotes on friendship, love, faith, pain, and one of his greatest passions: books. Whether you're familiar with his fantasy stories and/or theological writings, or have never heard of them, plenty of these famous C.S. Lewis quotes are bound to strike you as profound and insightful."

Among the quotations: 

"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” (Chesterton would agree!)

"We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” (Another one likely getting a nod from Chesterton)

"I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”

"You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

"Adventures are never fun while you're having them.”

"Do not dare not to dare.”

"Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.”

"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.”

"The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.”

Check out some of the other quotations here.