I’ve often mentioned how much C.S. Lewis has influenced my life. As a little girl, I was delighted beyond measure by The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. No other book so engaged my imagination nor fueled my longing for a heaven-like place. Then almost two decades later I read Mere Christianity for the first time. I found it almost hard to believe that it was the same C.S. Lewis — it struck me as so improbable that one author could have such a profound impact on my life as a child and then again as an adult, and in such vastly different ways.
Over the years I’ve read much more Lewis’s work, and I’m continually amazed by his ability to state the complexities of life and theology in the simplest language, and to make difficult concepts almost comically clear. In addition, I am deeply indebted to the C.S. Lewis Institute and its Fellows Program for encouraging my spiritual growth over the last six years.
Therefore, it seems quite fitting to share the testimony of C.S. Lewis as written by Art Lindsley. Please read it here. I’ll bet it will make you want to read old books.