“…the most beautiful book in English…”

What book did C.S. Lewis call "almost the most beautiful book in English"? … [Read more...]

“The Great Divorce” on the Big Screen?

Variety reports: Mpower Pictures ("The Stoning of Soraya M.") and Beloved Pictures are teaming to co-produce C.S. Lewis' fantasy novel "The Great Divorce."Veteran producer and Mpower CEO Steve McEveety will lead the production team. Childrens' book author N.D. Wilson ("Leepike Ridge," "100 Cupboards") is attached to write.Lewis, who wrote the "Chronicles of Narnia" books and often wove Christian themes into his works, published "The Great Divorce" in 1945. Story centers on a man who … [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis explains.

C.S. LEWIS: What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects — with their Christianity latent. … [Read more...]

Don’t Tell Me How to Feel. Make Me Want to See.

My pal Ron Reed posted this quote over at ArtsandFaith.com. I'd read it before in one of my favorite C.S. Lewis volumes, Letters to Children, but it's always a good reminder for writers, whether they're beginners or not... In writing, don’t use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you’re describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was terrible, describe it so that we’ll feel terrified. Don’t say it was delightful; make us say ‘delightful’ when we’ve read … [Read more...]

Yancey: How C.S. Lewis shaped my faith and writing

Philip Yancey in CT:Lewis has taught me a style of approach that I try to follow in my own writings. To quote William James, "... in the metaphysical and religious sphere, articulate reasons are cogent for us only when our inarticulate feelings of reality have already been impressed in favor of the same conclusion." In other words, we rarely accept a logical argument unless it fits an intuitive sense of reality. The writer's challenge is to nurture that intuitive sense -- as Lewis had done … [Read more...]

Ebert defends Indy’s Standing-O; C.S. Lewis on Mysticism

Indy's standing-oIndiana Jones IV got a standing ovation at Cannes. And Ebert thinks it was genuine.-What did C.S. Lewis have to say about mysticism?Listen to this intriguing podcast at The Kindlings Muse... William Butler Yeats once said, "The mystical life is the center of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write. . ." This same thing could not be said of CS Lewis, whose faith was grounded in reason. In this episode of The Kindlings Muse @ the CS Lewis Center … [Read more...]

DecentFilms on Prince Caspian: Lewis’s Themes and Ideas are “Largely Lost.”

When it comes to The Chronicles of Narnia films, well... I want them to be great. I want them to be entertaining, yes. But more than anything, I hope that the filmmakers finds ways to preserve the ideas at the core of the story. In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, they did a decent job, but some of their decisions suggested that they failed to understand some of Lewis's ideas. And in stripping Aslan of some of his authority, they weakened the character and the core of the story.Steven … [Read more...]

C.S. Lewis on “2001: A Space Odyssey”

Here's Michael Leary with a few thoughts on how C.S. Lewis helps us understand 2001: A Space Odyssey. … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday to Madeleine L’Engle and C.S. Lewis!

Thanks to Martin Stillion for pointing out that today is the birthday of two writers whose work has been an inspiration to me since childhood.I wish I had been able to present them with copies of Auralia's Colors in person, as a gesture of gratitude and evidence that their testimonies, ideas, and stories have changed my life dramatically. … [Read more...]

“Prince Caspian” Update

My least favorite part of Andrew Adamson's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe... the unimaginative, excessive battle scene. … [Read more...]


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