C.S. Lewis had a wife

by William J. Petersen

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers in Wheaton, Ill

Written in English
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  • Christian biography,
  • Marriage -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Case studies

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Bibliography: p. 176.

StatementWilliam J. Petersen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR1702 .P47 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2870859M
ISBN 100842302026
LC Control Number84051763

C.S. Lewis (b. November 29th, in Belfast, Ireland--d. November 22nd, ) was an Irish academic, novelist, and poet. His novels generally have Christian themes, and his best known work includes the The Chronicles of Narnia series (including The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe) and the Space Trilogy novels, a science fiction series. Sheldon Vanauken [needs IPA] (August 4, – Octo ) was an American author, best known for his autobiographical book A Severe Mercy (), which recounts his and his wife's friendship with C. S. Lewis, their conversion to Christianity, and dealing with published a sequel in titled Under the Mercy.   I recently came across a movie, Shadowlands ( TV movie), which is about a portion of C. S. Lewis's life. The movie focuses on him meeting his wife, Joy Davidman, an American writer with a Jewish background. I won't give any more spoilers away from this movie, but, sufficient to say, when I saw this a few months ago, I was shocked. What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath&#;s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life.

  Question: "Who was C.S. Lewis?" Answer: Clive Staples Lewis (–), better known as C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and Oxford and Cambridge literature professor known for his popular writings. These include the seven-book series The Chronicles of Narnia, several books of which have been adapted into feature well-known writings by Lewis include The Screwtape .   C.S. Lewis is best known for writing The Chronicles of Narnia and for his classic texts on Christianity, but few realize he was married to a woman with literary heft of her own. Mere Christianity is a theological book by C. S. Lewis, adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between and , while Lewis was at Oxford during the Second World War. Considered a classic of Christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets: The Case for Christianity (Broadcast Talks in the UK) (), Christian. Lewis grieved deeply for his wife and shared his thoughts in the book A Grief Observed, using a pen , Lewis resigned from his Cambridge position after experiencing heart trouble. He died on Novem , in Headington, Oxford.

  What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent mean/5().

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This book is fun. It is not just about C.S. Lewis and his wife Joy, but about a number of famous Christian men and their wives.

It is a very easy read and very pleasant. It has a few details that even scholars might not know and will enjoy, but it is clearly written for a popular audience. Don't expect too much detail as it isn't very long,/5(3).

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Lewis Had a Wife” as Want to Read: Want to Read. saving. Want to Read. Currently Reading. Read. C.S. Lewis Had a Wife by/5. From New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan comes an exquisite novel of Joy Davidman, the woman C. Lewis called “my whole world.” When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C.

Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, n4/5. Her latest book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. Lewis, is her first foray into historical fiction.

It is not the first time the unlikely story of Davidman’s relationship with C.S. Lewis has been fictionalized. The film Shadowlands, based on a play of the same name, covers Lewis and Davidman getting married so she could stay in the United Kingdom.

In this novel, we answer that question as we follow Joy on a decade long journey of transformation from a wife and mother in upstate New York to the beloved wife of C. Lewis. The expanded edition of Becoming Mrs.

Lewis, the Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, includes: A Map of Oxford/5(1K). On Ap he wrote to one of his former students, Sheldon Vanauken, an American who had studied at Oxford and whom Lewis had helped lead to the faith, and who had suffered the loss of his wife also.

Vanauken’s story is found in his autobiographical A Severe Mercy, a book I highly recommend. In this letter, Lewis says. Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moments," A Grief Observed is C. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in /5(K).

Gina Dalfonzo October 8, Image: The Marion E. Wade Center / Wheaton College "H. was a splendid thing; a soul straight, bright, and tempered like. In “Becoming Mrs. Lewis,” best-selling author Patti Callahan Henry explores the turbulent life of Joy Davidman, wife of renowned writer C.S.

Lewis. Although not. The official website for C. Lewis. Browse a complete collection of his books, sign up for a monthly enewsletter, find additional resources, and more. A new biography of C. Lewis’s wife, Joy, has altered my perception of Lewis himself.

This is not the first time that my view of someone has shifted based on the story of their spouse. Tozer’s wife’s comments about her husband made me wonder how a man so passionately devoted to God would be so cold and distant to his wife.

Read enough about G. Chesterton’s wife, and you. ‘I too have lost what I most loved’: the author CS Lewis writes about the death of his wife, Joy Davidman. The great tragedy of CS Lewis ’s life was the Author: Dalya Alberge.

A Grief Observed is a collection of C. Lewis's reflections on the experience of bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in The book was first published in under the pseudonym N.W.

Clerk, as Lewis wished to avoid identification as the author. Though republished inafter his death, under his own name, the text still refers to his wife as “H” (her first Author: C. Lewis. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 18 cm: Contents: Meet John and Marjory Knox --Meet Hudson and Maria Taylor --Meet Billy and Nell Sunday --Meet Frank and Grace Livingston Hill --Meet Jack (C.S.) and Joy sibility.

C.S. Lewis had a wife. Petersen, William J. Publication date. Topics. Christian biography, Marriage.

Publisher. Wheaton, Ill.: Tyndale House :   Aug Vicki Leave a comment. “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well,” so quotes Lewis (p 65) near the end of his published journal entries that relate to the loss of his wife, Helen.

Hilliard ) Pullman is an atheist and is known to be sharply critical of C.S. Lewis's work, accusing Lewis of featuring religious propaganda, misogyny, racism, and emotional sadism in his books.

However, he has also modestly praised The Chronicles of Narnia for being a "more serious" work of literature in comparison with Tolkien's "trivial Children: 2 step-sons; including Douglas Gresham. A journal written by C.S. Lewis from his personal experience upon the death of his wife. He tells of the shock, the stress, the doubts and frustrations with God and then his realization that in the long run there is a reason for our trials and God was with him all the time.

His experience mirrored mine and Lewis shows way to cope/5(K). : Through the Shadowlands is a gripping saga of first love between two unsuspecting participants who become gathered together by shared interest. Initially, for C.S. Lewis, love was a foriegn entity of unrequital dimension, entering his emotional psyche like a piercing, unidentified, flying object.

P atti Callahan is the author of over a dozen critically acclaimed novels. Her new book, Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. Lewis. Even if “Joy,” Abigail Santamaria’s life of C.S. Lewis’s wife, were a bad book, Lewis’s zealous admirers would read it, eager for another way to finger his shroud.

C.S. Lewis had a wife ; Catherine Marshall had a husband. [William J Petersen] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search.

Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library (C.S.) and Joy Lewis. [book 2]. A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis A Grief Observed is a collection of C. Lewis's reflections on the experience of bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in The book was first published in under the pseudonym N.W.

Clerk, as Lewis wished to /5. Walsh wrote a biographical article on C.S. Lewis for the New York Times inand he published the first biography of Mr. Lewis a few months later entitled C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics.

Joy corresponded with Chad Walsh about her many questions related to Lewis's books. Late in life Lewis married Joy Davidman Gresham, an American who had become a Christian in part through reading Lewis’s books. The two began a correspondence inwhile she was still married to writer William Gresham; by she and her husband, who had been unfaithful, were divorced, and she was living in England, becoming a close.

Lewis had written about God and suffering in a book entitled “The Problem of Pain.” But when he wrote about losing his wife in “A Grief Observed,” he was a different man, says Ivan Strenski, a religious studies professor at the University of California, Riverside.

“The cocky self-confidence is totally destroyed,” Strenski said. Buy a cheap copy of C.S. Lewis had a Wife: An Intimate, Heartwarming Look at the Marriages of Great Christian Leaders by William J. Petersen BGSXXA0 - A gently used book at a great low price. Free shipping in the US.

Discount books. Let the s. CULTURE C. Lewis’s Journey to Faith By Robert B. Stewart Guest Writer. – C. Lewis left his childhood Christian faith to spend years as a determined atheist.

After finally admitting God existed, Lewis gave in and knelt in prayer to become what he described later as “the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.”. Lewis Had a Wife by William J. Perersen. Tyndale House Publishers, Paperback.

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About C. Lewis's List. InThe Christian Century published C. Lewis's answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Lewis responded with ten titles, ranging from Virgil's Aeneid to James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson and from George Herbert's The Temple to Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy.

I had already purposed to say this before I read in the press last weekend, or heard on the wireless, of the passing of Professor C.S. Lewis. I regret to say this, but that was more or less his teaching also. He believed that you could reason yourself into the Christian faith.

The first book he ever published was a book called The Pilgrim’s. C.S. Lewis () became the world's most famous spokesman for Christianity by the s.

Born into a Protestant family in Belfast, his mother was a mathematician and his father was a lawyer. Lewis began writing books on Christian apologetics after converting to Christianity in C.S.

Lewis () THE APPARITION OF C.S. LEWIS. More than half a century since his death, the books and writings of C.S Lewis still retain a large following, highly rated by both scholars and the public at large, with his Narnia books being turned into successful films.

In particular, the religious writings of Lewis maintain a significant readership amongst Christian believers, millions.