I have read many of C.S. Lewis’ most popular books but there are plenty of his writings that I have not read. That’s why I was happy to pick up a copy of The Essential C.S. Lewis, edited by Lyle W. Dorsett.
This collection includes portions of many of Lewis’ writings from a wide range of genres. The reader will get a taste of his apologetics, philosophy, fiction, sermons, poetry and literary criticism. It also includes some of his letters.
This book also includes the full text of Perelandra (from the Space Trilogy), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Abolition of Man.
As I read this book, my respect and appreciation for Lewis only grew. He was brilliant in so many areas and not just the few subjects he is quoted in sermons and blogs. There is a reason that Lewis is still admired so much.
If you have only had a taste of Lewis or if you want to introduce someone to Lewis, I highly recommend The Essential C.S. Lewis.