In an effort to communicate my appreciation for, and my indebtedness to his life and writing, I decided to put together a little “blog-offering” as a tribute to C.S. Lewis . I told my wife not too long ago that I really do think I could spend the rest of my days reading his books, as well books about him. His contributions across various spheres of Christian life have been vast. He speaks to me as very few others do, outside of Scripture.
Of course, I’m no Lewis scholar. I’m a rank amateur at best. But I am a fan. And while I can’t cite every fact about his life or how he influenced such-and-such school of thought, I find myself returning to him time and time again… whether it is his fiction, nonfiction, letters, or poetry. For that matter, I usually have a biography of Lewis somewhere near my bedside table.
Until such time as I’m able to put together enough coherent thoughts to write a proper tribute to him, I want to pass along a “mega” Top Ten List that will actually include far more than Ten. Below are a few links to websites by folks who really are Lewis scholars and who have contributed in helping us think about how Lewis may serve us as a spiritual guide, among other things. I have also included links to websites about his friends, his influences, and those who have been greatly influenced by him. Enjoy.
Joy and Truth,
1.) C.S. Lewis Institute – Bonanza of great resources. Check out their publications, Reflections and Knowing & Doing. They have great curricula on two Lewis books as well as many audio messages you can listen to or download.
2.) C.S. Lewis Foundation – Another bonanza. Lots of great resources including an online journal and blog.
3.) The C.S. Lewis Review
4.) Into the Wardrobe
5.) Diana Glyer’s website
6.) Mere Lewis.org
7.) C.S. Lewis at Harper
8.) C.S. Lewis Society of California
9.) Narnia Web.com
10.) C.S. Lewis & Public Life
Websites with lots of articles about Lewis
1.) My old website (scroll to the bottom of the page)
2.) Catholic Education Resource Center
3.) Books and Culture
4.) C.S. Lewis, Literature, and Life
Inklings and Other Friends of Lewis Related Sites
1.) The Kindlings and Earl Palmer Ministries
2.) Peter Kreeft
3.) Ralph Wood
4.) American Chesterton Society
5.) The Tolkien Society
6.) The Inklings
7.) Mythopoeic Society
8.) George MacDonald Society
9.) George MacDonald Info Web
10.) The Hobbit Movie
from The Visionary Christian, by C.S. Lewis - p. 30
From all my lame defeats and oh! much more
From all the victories that I seemed to score;
From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf
At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh;
From all my proofs of Thy divinity,
Thou, who wouldst give no sign, deliver me.
Thoughts are but coins. Let me not trust, instead
of Thee, their thin-worn image of Thy head.
From all my thoughts, even from my thoughts of Thee,
O thou fair Silence, fall, and set me free.
Lord of the narrow gate and the needle’s eye,
Take from me my trumpery lest I die.
The Fellowship of Ailbe
Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries
C.S. Lewis Institute
The Gospel Coalition
The Institute on Religion and Democracy
Every Square Inch Ministries
Gene Edward Veith
Center for Cultural Leadership
Church and Culture