C S Lewis: Master Storyteller
The Benges are a husband-wife writing team who have more than twenty years of writing experience, and they have done very well in presenting this master storyteller's life in storytelling form as a part of the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series. Brilliant and defining, for certain.
Clive Staples Lewis, also known as Jack, had a younger brother named Warren, and the family lived in Ireland, where Jack was engaged in the "stories of this country, more than of the religious struggles going on." (p. 14)
His early interest in hearing these stories and of making up his own, since he had a wonderful imagination, would lead him to become the beloved storyteller that we know through his Chronicles of Narnia and the other scholarly, fantasy and theological books which bear his name.
From a staunch atheist, to accepting Jesus Christ's story as the greatest ever told, his own life's story is revealed in this easy-to-read version, which is so worthy of any readerís time. He had many heartbreaks, but seemed to find a solace in the fantasies that he created.
C. S. Lewis's life as depicted by the Benges is scripted in a powerful, yet simplistic way, and certainly gives a very deep insight into one of the master storytellers of all times. -- Sharon I. Rideout, Christian Book Previews.com
From his earliest childhood, C.S. Lewis loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. (1898 -1963)
In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about life and faith headfirst. Convinced that the story of Jesus Christ is the truest of all stories, and known for searching out the truth with honesty, clarity, and imagination, the former atheist would become one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century.
This best-selling, missionary biography series - Christian Heroes: Then & Now - chronicles the exciting, challenging, and deeply touching true stories of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His kingdom and glory.