One of my most admired philosopher and scholar is the famous C. S. Lewis whose life is featured in a movie portrayed by Anthony Hopkins entitled: “Grace Lands.”
Lewis is a firm believer of the Christian Faith.
According to Lewis himself, he was convinced of the Christian faith amazingly after reading the book entitled: “The Atheist.”
Reading his works is like working in a mine.
You know there’s just so much in him but you need to get from him one piece at a time.
Listen to his wisdom and commentary on love:
No one ever said it better than C. S. Lewis: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable…. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers of love… is Hell.
Listen to what Lewis has to say about Christians and their contributions to the world.
C. S. Lewis says:
“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”
Now listen to what he says about desire.
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. And indeed he was.
David McCasland says: “The death of C. S. Lewis on November 22, 1963, has long been over-shadowed by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the same day. While the anniversary of Lewis’ death rarely makes the headlines, the worldwide impact of this British scholar, teacher, and author continues to grow 40 years after his passing.
His books sell more than 3 million copies a year and the most famous, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles Of Narnia, have been reprinted scores of times.
Converted to Christ as an adult, Lewis put his keen mind and imagination to work in the service of God. As a well-known writer and speaker, he continued a simple lifestyle.
Michael Nelson has written in the International Herald Tribune: “Two-thirds of his book royalties were earmarked for charities. He never traveled abroad, even when fame brought invitations to lecture from around the world.”
Lewis gave us the incomparable gift of a fresh, creative look at our fallen human condition and the timeless power of the gospel of Christ. He lived out the command to serve the body of believers through whatever gift God has given us by His grace (Romans 12:4-6). His example can spur us on to use our God-given gifts for His glory.”
Read his books and experience another level of depth in living.
Our country needs to gain more wisdom and depth not only in the way we live but in the way we think.
Cheap entertainment will not improve our lives. So may I make a suggestion.
Turn off the boob tube, open your desk lamp and start reading C. S. Lewis’ books.
You’ll never regret it.