Monday, November 29, 2010


   He was born on a Tuesday on the 29th day of the month of November in the year of our Lord 1898 in Belfast, Ireland under the name of  Clive Staples Lewis.  He would later in his youth give himself the nickname "Jack", and this nickname would stick with his closest friends.
   C.S. Lewis was not always a christian.  During a good bit of his younger adult life he was a atheist.  He would later write about his journey to faith in Christ and his conversion in his allegorical work "The Pigrim's Regress."  During World War II, the BBC commissioned Mr. Lewis to air a series of broadcast on the topics of Christianity and morality.  Through these broadcast C.S. Lewis' voice became the second most recognized voice in the United Kingdom. (Second only to the great Bristish statesman Mr. Churchill, ofcoarse)  Another work that would eventually come from a compiling together of  these broadcast in writing form was Mr. Lewis' well known book "Mere Christianity."  "Mere Christianity" would become a favorite from C.S. Lewis' writings for many christians.  One of my favorite C.S. Lewis writings is his "The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses."
   Lewis is mostly known today for his children's books "The Chronicles of Naria."  Two of the books have been made into successful motion pictures, and a third is to be released this December.
   Clive Staples Lewis went to be with his Lord on a Friday on the 22nd day of the month of November in the year of our Lord 1963.  He died on the same that U.S. President John F. Kennedy and author/atheist Aldous Huxley did.
   Alot more can be said here about the life of C.S. Lewis. (e.g. his later marriage to Joy Greshem, his freindship with J.R.R. Tolkien ["The Lord of the Rings" author])  I just wanted to take this moment to thank our Lord for the gift that He has given His chruch through the life and works of Mr. Clive Staples Lewis.

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