Skip to comments.The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis (Movie Review)
Posted on 11/18/2021 3:44:42 PM PST by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
oday C.S. Lewis, the man whose literary works such as The Chonicles of Narnia book series is known as a titan of the Christian faith. When he was alive, Lewis’s deep insights, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason were all sought after, particularly during World War II, when he addressed the people of Great Britain on the BBC, and thereafter. After he passed away in 1963, C.S. Lewis’s writings would continue to bring valuable insight, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason to generations looking for serious answers about God, life experience, the fractured world around us, pain, suffering, and how everything works together having Jesus Christ in one’s heart and life. These elements did not always exist, however. Everything that C.S. Lewis became was a result of having the world that he once knew, had his security in, and the ideas that were established within that, all torn down around him. This led to Lewis being a stubborn willed atheist. Though ever inquisitive about truth, logic, and reason, outside of everything having to do with God, Lewis’s search for truth would reach a point where God would reveal himself…. to him.
The story of Clive Staples Lewis is an interesting one. Clive and his brother Warren (known as “Warnie”) had an ideally happy and comfortable childhood. Lewis’s sense of faith and imagination in his childhood years were instilled in him by his mother Florence, whom he greatly adored and admired. As Clive and his brother enjoyed their childhood years, a sense of security, joy, and happiness was established, and served as the foundation of Clive’s “world”. It was not until Lewis’s mother fell ill with cancer that Lewis’s “world” was shaken.
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We saw this last weekend. It was amazing.
I must see it.
Thanks for this. Bookmarking.
Saw this the night it came out. It was a great movie. Would go see it again.
Max McLean is a CS Lewis expert and performs in and directs plays based on Lewis. He plays the elder CS Lewis in the movie.
Many thanks for posting.
Will make sure to see this somehow.
Sounds worth seeing. Overall, movies have gotten worse than ever.
I took my eldest granddaughter to see it on the opening night. My only complaint was the documentary about the making of the movie. I wish they would have shown it after the movie rather than before the movie.
Interesting fact. C.S. Lewis died the same day John F Kennedy was assassinated. That is why many don’t remember his passing.
Aldous Huxley also died the same day as Lewis and Kennedy.
Just saw it today. Very good. I’m now in the process of reading about him on Wikipedia.
Just like when Mother Teresa died the same day as Princess Diana was killed in a car accident. Completely overshadowed— which I’m sure is the way Mother Teresa, in her humility, would have wanted it.
>>YouSaid>> Aldous Huxley also died the same day as Lewis and Kennedy.
I had forgotten about that.
That was a once in a lifetime trifecta!
We should make a list of “Important people whose death was overshadowed by other important peoples death.”
How I got to know Mr Lewis was by reading A Grief Observed and Surprised by Joy
But I’ve read all of his theological works so they probably came into play too
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