Appreciating C.S. Lewis

In an effort to communicate my appreciation for, and my indebtedness to his life and writing, I decided to put together a post sharing resources on C.S. Lewis to help others find these treasures on Lewis. I told my wife not too long ago that I really do think I could spend the rest of my days reading his books, as well books about him. His contributions across various spheres of Christian life have been vast. He speaks to me as very few others do.

I’m no Lewis scholar. I’m a rank amateur at best. But I am a fan who is trying to learn more about him. And while I can’t cite every fact about his life or how he influenced such-and-such school of thought, I find myself returning to him time and time again… whether it is his fiction, nonfiction, letters, or poetry. For that matter, I usually have a biography of Lewis somewhere near my bedside table.

Below are a few links to websites by folks who really are Lewis scholars and who have contributed in helping us think about how Lewis may serve us as a spiritual guide, among other things. I have also included links to websites about his friends, his influences, and those who have been greatly influenced by him. Enjoy.

Joy and Truth,

Courses on C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis: His Theology and Philosophy by Michael Peterson (at biblical

The Life and Writing of C.S. Lewis by Louis Markos (at Great Courses)

C.S. Lewis by Knox Chamblin (at Reformed Theological Seminary)

Mere Christianity by Christopher Mitchell (at C.S. Lewis Institute)

The Screwtape Letters by Jerry Root (at C.S. Lewis Institute) 

Letters to Malcolm by Marjorie Lamp Mead (at C.S. Lewis Institute)

Theology of C.S. Lewis by Andrew Hoffecker (at The Gospel Coalition)

An Introduction to C.S. Lewis (at Hillsdale College)

Influences on the Thought of C.S. Lewis by Jerry Root (at

C.S. Lewis Foundation seminars

Websites and Organizations

1.) C.S. Lewis Institute – Bonanza of great resources. Check out their publications, Reflections and Knowing & Doing. They have great curricula on two Lewis books as well as many audio messages you can listen to or download.

2.) C.S. Lewis Foundation – Another bonanza. Lots of great resources including an online journal and blog.

3.) The C.S. Lewis Review

4.) Into the Wardrobe

5.) Diana Glyer’s website

6.) Mere

7.) C.S. Lewis at Harper

8.) C.S. Lewis Society of California

9.) Narnia

10.) C.S. Lewis & Public Life

Websites with lots of articles about Lewis

1.) Catholic Education Resource Center

2.) Books and Culture

3.) C.S. Lewis, Literature, and Life

Inklings and Other Friends of Lewis Related Sites

1.) The Kindlings and Earl Palmer Ministries

2.) Peter Kreeft

3.) Ralph Wood

4.) American Chesterton Society

5.) The Tolkien Society

6.) The Inklings

7.) Mythopoeic Society

8.) George MacDonald Society

9.) George MacDonald Info Web