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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From the Library of C.S. Lewis - James Stuart Bell

Selections from writers who influenced his spiritual journey.  This book is authored by James Stuart Bell, who wrote his masters thesis on C S Lewis and his influences.  The purpose of the book according to the author "Doesn't attempt to "figure out" Mr. Lewis, but to provide a smorgasbord of the content and style of those who have shone forth as messengers of light in his life." A quite a smorgasbord it is of a variety of material from history.  There are selections from Martin Luther, Dante, G.K. Chesterson, Thomas A. Kempis and other well known and not so well known authors.
Lewis is quoted as saying that George MacDonald's Phantastes "baptizes my imagination."
There is a well organized Bibliography and Index that makes it easy to find references. The book is also divided into 18 catagories such as "Impressible Sweetness," "Divine Influence" and "A Particular Joy."
This is a good book to keep for reference and if you find a particular work or author to your liking, to delve into it more.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about what influenced C.S. Lewis in his thinking and conversion to Christianity.

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