The Legacy of C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis which stands for (Clive Staples) was one of the most respected and modeled after writers of the last 100 years. He live for 1898 to 1963, making him only 64 when he passed away into eternity. With more that 30 published books to his name, he is widely known through out the world due to the popularity of several of his works that were made into movies and plays.

From Atheist To A Man of Faith

In his early years as a writer, C.S. Lewis was a self proclaimed atheist and seemed to be proud of it. He famously said “I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing. I was equally angry with Him for creating a world”. This seems to be a common theme you will find in the atheist community, they do not believe God exists and are angry at Him at the same time. From my point of view, it displays that atheists know that there is a God but they are so afraid of Him that they think if the convince themselves and others around them that He does not exist, they won’t have to be accountable to Him when they leave this world. Mr. Lewis had held this belief for many years until 1931 when he converted to follow Jesus Christ. This decision drastically changed his life and the work he would produce, most famously Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

What Made His Writing Unique

Lewis was special because he was the first author to successfully bridge the message from the Bible into a widely popular works that were excepted and enjoyed by people from all different beliefs. He had the ability to touch universal human experience. He was able to break down the wall that many people put up when they here it’s a christian work. The video below is a great documentary that celebrates his life and works.

For More On C.S. Lewis

If you would like more info on C.S. Lewis, you can visit the official C.S. Lewis website where you can purchase any of his works in hardcover.