Monday, August 27, 2012

C.S. Lewis presentation: recommended reading

Wednesday, September 19th at 7pm at Friendswood Public Library  

C.S. Lewis - his life and works presented by Mark T. Crawford 

Rev. Mark T. Crawford was educated at SMU, Dallas and Oxford University before completing his Doctor of Ministry Degree at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He now serves as Staff Chaplain at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. 

C.S. Lewis was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, and lay theologian. He is known for books The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity among many others.  Lewis was close friends with J.R.R. Tolkien. Both authors served together on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings".


Mark Crawford provides a recommended reading list covering most of the areas of Lewis’ works. See below:

The Allegory of Love - one of Lewis' academic works.

The Chronicles of Narnia - the most popular of his children's fantasies.

The Great Divorce - an allegory about heaven and hell.

Mere Christianity - probably the best known of his apologetic works.

The Poems of C.S. Lewis - yes, he was also a poet!

The Screwtape Letters - one of Lewis' most original and insightful books on temptation.

Surprised by Joy - an autobiographical account of Lewis' early life.


Most of these titles are available at the Friendswood Public Library.

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