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Posted by on Mar 28, 2020

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.” The Four Loves  (Published on 3/28/1960) – – – FACT OF THE DAY: The Four Loves was released on March 28, 1960. It and had first been a ten-part series of broadcasts. – – […]

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Special Feature

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

Here’s the fifth show from my 90 second YouTube channel. This episode varies slightly from the others, as it is the first of an occasional “Narnia Character Profile,” aimed at giving you a brief look at one of the many characters from Lewis’ most beloved stories. Note the text version of the show is below, […]

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All About Jack

Posted by on Nov 20, 2019

The following podcast is the second and final part of a panel discussion featuring the men who were speakers at C.S. Lewis: Influence & Relevance Today – An International Symposium of the Presbyterian Heritage Center (PHC) that was held at the Montreat Conference Center November 6-8, 2019. They were Drs. Don King, Jerry Root, David […]

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Confirming Quotations

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020

The following is a list of the most popular posts from 2019. Here are all the pages that had 1,000 or more views, with the except of the home (main) page. There are eighteen posts, with all but two of them related to misquoting Lewis. Title Views (CCSLQ-41) – Go Back and Change 14,497 Confirming […]

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Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions (Podcast Recap)

updated 3/24/18

The Misquotable C.S. Lewis is now available to buy – Learn where to get it

The following is the easiest way to locate the six part podcast series Exploring C.S. Lewis Misquotes and Misconceptions. This series is a companion to my Confirming Quotations and Correcting Misconceptions blog posts.

Just click on the picture of the episode you want to hear and it will take you to the podcast site to listen to it.

 

Episode 1 – General introduction to the series that provides an overview to all of the material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 2 – Explores quotations falsely attributed to Lewis
(first of two-part)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sketch courtesy of Jef Murray

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The purpose of Essential C.S. Lewis is to provide useful information to all types of C.S. Lewis fans. So, whether you are new to the works and writings of C.S. Lewis, or have been reading him for years, you should be able to find something new and/or interesting. Something just begun in 2013 are two new features. Below you will notice Jack in Retrospect and Quote of the Day. The first is a weekly column examining what was going on related to Lewis over the years that week. The quotes shared are from something he wrote (or was published) around the same time or month.  The four remaining elements: C.S. Lewis MinuteAll About Jack PodcastLewis Daily Quiz and Fact of the Day are the same as before (click on the links for details if you need it). Something else new is the ability to keep up with this site via Facebook. Please visit and like!

CSL Daily 03/28/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.”

The Four Loves 
(Published on 3/28/1960)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Four Loves was released on March 28, 1960. It and had first been a ten-part series of broadcasts.

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CSL Daily 03/27/20

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”

The Last Battle (said by Aslan)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Unreal Estates,” a transcript of an interview with Lewis and others was published in the March, 1965 edition of Encounter.

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CSL Daily 03/26/20

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”

The Last Battle (said by Jewel the Unicorn)
(Published on 3/19/1956)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Dogma and Science” was published March 26, 1943 in The Guardian; it’s now part of “Dogma and the Universe” in God in the Dock.

CSL Daily 03/25/20

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Symbolism exists precisely for the purpose of conveying to the imagination what the intellect is not ready for.”

Letter to Sister Penelope CSMV on 3/25/1943
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 25, 1987 the US edition of Present Concerns, a collection of eighteen essays, became available.

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CSL Daily 03/24/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Any entity describable without gross abuse of language as God must be ultimate reality, and if ultimate reality is personal, then God is personal.”

Must Our Image of God Go?
(Published in The Observer on 3/24/63)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Must Our Image of God Go?” is an essay published by Lewis in The Observer on March 24, 1963 and is available in God in the Dock.

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CSL Daily 03/23/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already.”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first collection of shorter works, Rehabilitations and Other Essays was published on March 23, 1939.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK; also, the following is a special extended episode featuring Lewis quotations from a variety of his works:

CSL Daily 03/22/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The price of Christ is something, in a way, much easier than moral effort – it is to want Him.”

Three Kinds of Men
(Published in The Sunday Times 3/21/43)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Three Kinds of Men is a short essay by Lewis that was published in The Sunday Times on March 21, 1943.

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CSL Daily 03/21/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is? Surely what pops out before the man has time to put on a disguise is the truth?”

Let’s Pretend
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/21/44)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Let’s Pretend is the fifth talk of the final BBC series given on March 21, 1944. Also, Lewis recorded two final talks on this date.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK; plus here’s an episode I did about when The Screwtape Letters was published:

CSL Daily 03/20/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“An influence which cannot evade our consciousness will not go very deep.”

The Literary Impact of the Authorized Version
(Speech was first given on 3/20/1950 at the University of London)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s first-ever book, Spirits in Bondage was published on March 20, 1919. It was a book of poems and he was only 20 years old.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK, or below is my first episode:

CSL Daily 03/19/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“‘Beloved,’ said the Glorious One, ‘unless thy desire had been for me thou wouldst not have sought so long and so truly. For all find what they truly seek.'”

The Last Battle 
(Published on 3/19/1956)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Last Battle was first published on March 19, 1956. This final Narnia story won the Carnegie Medal in Literature.

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CSL Daily 03/18/20

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Bible itself gives us one short prayer which is suitable for all who are struggling with the beliefs and doctrines. It is: ‘LORD I believe, help Thou my unbelief.'”

Letter to Genia Goelz 3/18/1952
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

On March 18, 1946 George MacDonald: An Anthology (edited by Lewis) was released. It was a collection of MacDonald quotes.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK, or below is the most recent (at the time of this posting) show that debuted the first of an occasional “Narnia Character Profile” series. It about REEPICHEEP:

CSL Daily 03/17/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The natural life in each of us is something self-centered, something that wants to be petted and admired, to take advantage of other lives, to exploit the whole universe.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The first of two books edited by Lewis about Charles Williams came out in 1947 (2 years after his death) – Essays Presented to Charles Williams.

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CSL Daily 03/16/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Fame in [Heaven] and fame on Earth are two quite different things.”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce XIX
(Published in The Guardian on 3/16/1945)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

19th installment of what eventually became The Great Divorce was published March 16, 1945 in The Guardian.

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CSL Daily 03/15/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The hard sayings of our Lord are wholesome to those only who find them hard.”

Dangers of National Repentance
(Published in The Guardian  on 3/15/40)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

“Dangers of National Repentance” is an essay by Lewis published March 15, 1940 in The Guardian.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK, or below is a special edition, featuring some of the verified quotations from Lewis shared during a “Quotathon” held in January:

CSL Daily 03/14/20

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

The Obstinate Toy Soldiers
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/14/44)

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The fourth of the final series of BBC talks, The Obstinate Toy Soldiers, was given by Lewis on March 14, 1944.

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Have you seen my YouTube channel? It’s called “90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. Lewis.” The purpose is to help people briefly learn about significant events in the life of C.S. Lewis. You can visit the channel via THIS LINK, or below is my first episode: