Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Soul of C.S. Lewis

The Soul of C.S. Lewis: A Meditative Journey through Twenty-Six of His Best-Loved Writings (written and edited by Wayne Martindale, Jerry Root, and Linda Washington) was not quite what I expected.  Rather than essays on various works by Lewis, it is set up as a devotional book.  The authors take quotes from Lewis, combine it with Scripture reinforcing the point, and then reflect and expand on the meaning behind the chosen passages.  The topics are divided into Pilgrimage, Temptation and Triumph, Going Deeper, and Words of Grace and are drawn from 26 of Lewis' fiction and non-fiction works.  There are 240 one page offerings, making this easier to read as you would a devotional (a day at a time) rather than straight through.

We are currently involved in a one year unit study utilizing The Chronicles of Narnia series.  This is yet another great resource to draw from, especially for the older kids, to gain more insight into the depth of Lewis' work.  I would not suggest it as a replacement to Bible study, but it's a nice addition and well done.

The Soul of C.S. Lewis is available through Tyndale House or from your favorite online or local bookstore.

*Disclosure: I received a copy of the book at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.*

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