In this podcast we attempt an almost impossible task – listing the “essential” books that you should read to get a comprehensive view of C S Lewis and his writings. This list is – of course – my opinion only, and others are welcome to put forth their own. When you have an author who has written over 60 books plus hundreds of essays and letters, there is such a wide field for disagreement.
I decided to restrict myself to three books of fiction, three of non-fiction, and three about C S Lewis or his writings, making a total of nine entries. I have tried to give a short description of each book and why I think it belongs in the list, as well as comments on other books that other C S Lewis fans may think should replace my choices. Emails and comments are always welcome, of course.
Here is my recommended essential C S Lewis reading list
- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
- The Screwtape Letters
- The Magician’s Nephew
- Mere Christianity
- The Problem Of Pain
Books about or related to C S Lewis
- Jack; A Life Of C S Lewis, by George Sayer
- Yours, Jack. edited by Paul F. Ford
- The Joyful Christian, published by Collier Books
I hope you enjoy reading them