C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands

C.S. LewisI have been doing some research into the life and writings of C.S. Lewis and one of the books that I came across was C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands, edited by Angus Menuge. The focus of the book is the evangelistic vision of Lewis.

It is an older book, coming out a few years after the Shadowlands movie about C.S. Lewis came out. In fact the first chapter responds to the movie, points out the errors but also notes how it increased interest in Lewis as well as playing a role in some people’s faith journey.

The book is divided into four sections:

  • The Motivation: The Influence and Potential of Lewis’s Evangelism
  • The Explanation: Why Was Lewis Such an Effective Evangelist?
  • The Technique: Making Christianity Plausible
  • The Argument: Defending the Faith

Each chapter is written by a scholar who knows Lewis’s work well and able to draw relevant conclusions for the church today. I found the book to very readable and it strengthened my already strong interest in Lewis.

Unfortunately the book is now out of print, but that also means you can get a copy at a reasonable price. If your are interested in C.S. Lewis, I highly recommend this book.

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