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Images of CS Lewis’ World

CS Lewis: Images of his World© 1973  Douglas R Gilbert, Clyde S Kilby144 pages Last year I was tasked with the lamentable duty of weeding our history, literature, and science sections, and so in consequence spent several weeks methodically going through … Continue reading

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Literary Converts

Literary Converts: Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief© 2000 Joseph Pearce452 pages             Literary Converts is a historical survey of the ‘second spring’ of Anglo-Catholic literature and all that followed, covering most of the twentieth … Continue reading

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A Week in Narnia

On last Friday I enjoyed The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, reading it for the first time since the O.J. Simpson trial. I never liked fantasy as a child; it took Redwall and Harry Potter to coax me into … Continue reading

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The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair© 1953 C.S. Lewis217 pages Escaping from bullies in their oppressively modern boarding school, Eustace Scubbs and his friend Jill Pole opened a door and promptly fell into Narnia. Visits to Narnia always come unexpectedly, and never without … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader© 1952 C.S. Lewis223 pages             There are unwanted gifts, and then there are unwanted gifts that pull your only son into a fantasy world of dangerous creatures, powerful enchantments, and … Continue reading

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The Horse and his Boy

The Horse and his Boy© 1954 C.S. Lewis199 pages “For in Calormen, story-telling (whether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you’re taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay writing. The difference is that … Continue reading

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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia © 1951 C.S. Lewis 195 pages            Once upon a time four children stumbled through an ordinary-looking wardrobe into another  world altogether, a place called Narnia where they became its kings and … Continue reading

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The Magician’s Nephew

The Magician’s Nephew © 1955 C.S. Lewis 183 pages           Diggory and Polly were just two kids on vacation exploring a forbidding-looking attic. They didn’t intend to witnesss Creation, let alone accidently unleash evil into it. Like … Continue reading

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Surprised by Lewis

Earlier in the week I was reduced to laughing fits trying to read through C.S. Lewis’ account of his early life in “Surprised by Joy”. Somehow I knew what was coming and the anticipation made the ecstasy worse.  [My father] … Continue reading

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That Hideous Strength

That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy Tale for Grown Ups© 1945 C.S. Lewis384 pages Mark Studdock is a newly married sociologist who has been given the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to work with a promising and ambitious new … Continue reading

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