We all have our favorites, don’t we? Favorite food, music, entertainers, actors, and even writers. Well, for C. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia had his set of influences as well. In his book, James Stuart Bell, along with assistance from Anthony Palmer Dawson, present the many writers, great thinkers, and philosophers who helped C. S. Lewis become the great writer and even more importantly, help him on his journey towards becoming a Christian.
I can really respect the fact that you have to learn from other points of view in order to come to your own conclusion about what is right and what is wrong. Writers such as J.R.R. Tolkien, helped Mr. Lewis with the imaginary creatures that were created in the Narnia series, others such as George MacDonald, a Scottish Congregationalist pastor, helped further strengthen the proof that God does exist in his essay, “Proving the Unseen” and Mr. Lewis’ own words, “baptized” his “imagination.”
From reading all of the essays and letters, and poems, one can definitely see the profound impact of the individuals on Mr. Lewis’ own “Spiritual Journey” and on his writing. I can tell how he got an interest in the honorable profession, with so many interesting thinkers and writers around him, who could blame him?
I congratulate Mr. Bell and Mr. Dawson for writing such as excellent book! 5 stars!!
I received this free copy from Waterbrook Press in exchange for reviewing it.
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