Daily Lewis

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014

FACT OF THE DAY: On this day (12/27) in 1918 Lewis arrived home unexpectedly in the AM after being demobilized on the 24th. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Thirst was made for...

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Special Feature

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

The following is part of a series reflecting on the life of C.S. Lewis. This is accomplished by summarizing various events or happenings during his lifetime for the noted period...

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All About Jack

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014

I had thirty-four new shows posted in 2014 (thirty six if you count this and next week’s show!). The following is the first of a two part recap/reflection on the programs...

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014

If you have explored the places I’ve highlighted since the beginning of the year you’ve probably noticed many Lewis scholars have websites. Some have material just on...

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WELCOME!

WELCOME!

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...

Jack in Retrospect

Jack in Retrospect

This is a weekly feature, just begun in 2013, highlights many of the events and accomplishments in the life of C.S. Lewis, along with books of his works published after his death. Anyone fairly familiar with C.S. Lewis knows he wrote a lot of books, but did you know he also had many shorter works (essays, sermons and addresses) published in his life? Likewise,...

All About Jack

All About Jack

To many Douglas Gresham needs no introduction. For those who are not aware, he is one of C.S. Lewis’s stepsons and the point-person for all things from the Lewis Estate. I caught up with him on 9/24/13, the morning after he spoke at Asbury University. Previously he wrote two books related to Lewis, Lenten Lands and Jack’s Life. I spoke with him...

C.S. Lewis Minute

C.S. Lewis Minute

“Learn more about Lewis in 60 seconds!” The concept behind the C.S. Lewis Minute is to provide information about the life or work of Lewis that doesn’t take a lot of your time. Having worked professionally in radio years ago and having previous produced one-minute features I believe I should use that experience for my first venture into podcasting...

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day Archive Below are the most recent quotes that I’ve shared on the main page that are only listed for that day there. If you want a certain month choose the link before the list to catch-up on what you’ve missed, or revisit those you enjoyed. Of course, please consider reading the original works by Lewis in context. To view the most recent Quote...

Quiz of the Day

Quiz of the Day

NOW YOU CAN GET THE ANSWER ON EACH DAY’S QUESTION! Visit THIS PAGE for recent quizzes. A Little History of the Quiz Back in late November 2010 I began to post questions based on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. The only way to get these questions at first was by becoming a friend on Facebook with “C S Lewis DailyQuiz.” Later a “fan page” was created,...

Fact of the Day

Fact of the Day

Just the Facts about Lewis…No Quiz Here! Some people after reading my quiz questions told me some were real easy and others were very difficult and wouldn’t it be nice to just know the information without having to guess? Actually, that’s not how it happen, but I imagine some people were thinking that! What really happen was I got to thinking I wanted to...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 27th

FACT OF THE DAY: On this day (12/27) in 1918 Lewis arrived home unexpectedly in the AM after being demobilized on the 24th. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII (Published in The Guardian on 12/22/1944) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: Name an essay/article that Lewis wrote...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 26th

FACT OF THE DAY: “The End of the Wine” is a poem published in Punch on 12/3/47; a revised version called “The Last of the Wine” is in Poems. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “In this world everything is upside down. That which, if it could be prolonged here, would be a truancy, is likest that which in a better country is the End of...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 25th

FACT OF THE DAY: Beyond the Bright Blur was a limited edition title published today (12/25) in 1963 that contained chapters 15-17 of Letters to Malcolm. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “[God] must constantly work as the iconoclast. Every idea of Him we form, He must in mercy shatter. The most blessed result of prayer would be to rise thinking ‘But I...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 24th

FACT OF THE DAY: On this day (12/24) in 1918 Lewis was demobilized from the army after being discharged from the hospital. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The degraded commercialism of our minds is quite as much its result as its cause.” Good Work and Good Works (Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: Finish the...

2014 Recap, Part One

I had thirty-four new shows posted in 2014 (thirty six if you count this and next week’s show!). The following is the first of a two part recap/reflection on the programs that were released in the last year. This segment spotlights shows done through July of this year before I changed the location of the hosting of All About Jack. At this time not all...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 23rd

FACT OF THE DAY: “Good Work and Good Works” by Lewis was published in the Christmas 1959 issue of Good Work (formerly Catholic Art Quarterly). - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The apostle says every one must not only work but work to produce what is ‘good.'” Good Work and Good Works (Published in Good Work in Christmas, 1959 issue) - – -...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 22nd

FACT OF THE DAY: “Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII” was published today (12/22) in 1944 in The Guardian. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I will bring you to the land not of questions but of answers, and you shall see the face of God.” Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce VII (Published in The Guardian on 12/22/1944) - – - QUIZ...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 21st

FACT OF THE DAY: “We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’” was first published in the December 21-28, 1963 edition of The Saturday Evening Post. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We depend for a very great deal of our happiness or misery on circumstances outside all human control. A right to happiness doesn’t, for me, make much more sense than a...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 20th

FACT OF THE DAY: Letters to an American Lady was first released on December 19, 1967 and at the time the name of the lady wasn’t revealed. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “How little people know who think that holiness is dull. When one meets the real thing … it is irresistible. If even ten per cent of the world’s population had it, would not...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: December 19th

FACT OF THE DAY: “Screwtape Proposes a Toast” first appeared today (12/19) in 1959 in The Saturday Evening Post. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Democracy is the word with which you must lead them by the nose. The good work which our philological experts have already done in the corruption of human language makes it unnecessary to warn you that...