Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classic, The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.
'He has quite a unique power for making theology an attractive,
exciting and fascinating quest.'
- Times Literary Supplement
'I know of no book on the Psalms that can compare with this for
interest and stimulating helpfulness'
- The Tablet
"I read Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a
glance into the books revives my old admiration."
"C. S. Lewis is the ideal persuader for the half-convinced, for
the good man who would like to be a Christian but finds his
intellect getting in the way."
-New York Times
"Lewis, perhaps more than any other twentieth-century writer,
forced those who listened to him and read his works to come to
terms with their own philosophical presuppositions."
-Los Angeles Times