C.S. Lewis Daily

C.S. Lewis Daily


“This world is a great sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and that some of us are someday going to come to life.”

C.S. Lewis

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2 thoughts on “C.S. Lewis Daily

  1. Hey, John, just had to stop in and catch up on things. I love the quotes. I’m aware of C.S. Lewis and the Narnia stories, but I’m afraid I’ve never been big on reading his stuff. I do love these quotes. Have you read a lot of his books? I just picked up a very large book by J.R.R. Tolkien > “The Lord of the Rings”. I saw the movies but would like to know more of what he actually wrote. Didn’t Lewis and Tolkien know each other? Or am I totally confused? And what do you think of Tolkien? Just curious if you have any opinions here. Keep up the good work, and thanks again for the reblog.

  2. Hi, if you have still to read Lewis, I highly recommend 3 books,

    1. Mere Christianity
    2. The Screw tape letters
    3. The problem of pain.

    The L.O.R by Tolkien is fantastic. Lewis and Tolkien were initially wary of each other but eventually came to be close friends. So much that at one point in their friendship, Lewis even attended Catholic mass occasionally with Tolkien (Lewis remained with Church of England), as Tolkien was a devote catholic.

    Lewis was also highly influenced by G.K. Chesterton and if you read the latter you will find a striking similar pattern of thought with Lewis eventually forming a more solid apologetics than Chesterton.

    Tolkien’s writings are highly symbolic and carry many religious themes, Lewis’s Narnia does too but Lewis always maintained that it was not done deliberately. Tolkien on the other hand seemed to have taken an epic take on biblical themes and its hard to miss them in his writings. Though take the L.O.R slowly, it is not an easy read since it demands some concentration and time.

    God bless you.

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