In this show we are going to take a look at two books “about” C. S. Lewis, rather than by C. S. Lewis. First, though, we cover a bit of news about Fox replacing Disney as a partner with Walden Media in the Chronicles of Narnia movie franchise.
The first book we’ll cover is “Yours, Jack“, edited by Paul Ford. This book helps us get to know Jack (C S Lewis) better by using some of his personal letters to give us an insight into his personality, wit, and spirituality. Mr. Ford has done an excellent job in selecting letters that give us an insight into Lewis over the years that can, in a real sense, provide us spiritual advice from Jack .
The second book we cover is “Reading With the Heart; The Way Into Narnia” by Peter Schakel. Mr. Schakel is a Professor of English at Hope College and an acknowledged expert on C S Lewis. He provides some helpful guidance from a literary perspective to reading, understanding, and appreciating the Chronicles of Narnia. Professor Schakel discusses the techniques that Jack used and the archetypes or basic patterns that apply to the Chronicles. He shows how these both “set the ground rules” for the way the stories are written and assure that stories will appeal to us.
More information about each book is found in the show notes, linked at the tope of this page.
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