Daily Lewis

Posted by on Oct 19, 2014

FACT OF THE DAY: A new edition of Dymer, Lewis’s last poetry book was published today (10/19) in 1950. It included a new preface. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “From at...

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Special Feature

Posted by on Oct 11, 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 Oct 13, 2014

This is the fifth in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O’Flaherty),...

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Resource Spotlight

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

This time I’m shining the spotlight on a site from a group who hosts an annual event that involves quite a celebration. Even if you’re reading this beyond the big...

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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: October 19th

FACT OF THE DAY: A new edition of Dymer, Lewis’s last poetry book was published today (10/19) in 1950. It included a new preface. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “From at least the age of six, romantic longing – Sehnsucht – had played an unusually central part in my experience. Such longing is in itself the very reverse of wishful...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 18th

FACT OF THE DAY: The Problem of Pain, Lewis’s first apologetic book was published today (10/18) in 1940. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Evil comes from the abuse of free will.” The Problem of Pain (Published 10/18/1940) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: What radio talk was illegally published? (Hint: It’s from the third broadcast series)...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 17th

FACT OF THE DAY: The 25th Screwtape Letter was published today in 1941 in The Guardian. Its subtitle was “The Enemy Loves Platitudes.” - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: [Screwtape Complains:] “The real trouble about the set your patient is living in is that it is merely Christian. They all have individual interests, of course, but the bond remains...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 16th

FACT OF THE DAY: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published book of Narnia stories was published today in 1950. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 15th

FACT OF THE DAY: Today in 1951 Prince Caspian was the second Narnia story published. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Things never happen the same way twice.” Prince Caspian (Published 10/15/1951) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: Finish the quote and name the source (4 words): “The whole point of seeing through something is to _____ ______ _____...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 14th

FACT OF THE DAY: Lewis gave his first ever lecture today in 1924. It was called “The Good, Its Position among Values.” Only four attended. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Children are not deceived by fairy-tales; they are often and gravely deceived by school-stories. Adults are not deceived by science-fiction; they can be deceived by the...

C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists #5 – The Argument from Reason

This is the fifth in a series of eight shows on C.S. Lewis vs the New Atheists. In addition to having the author of the book (Peter S. Williams) with me (William O’Flaherty), I am also joined again by Peter Byrom to help co-host. Today’s discussion is about the forth chapter of the book. If you haven’t listened to last week’s show then...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 13th

FACT OF THE DAY: On this day in 1961 An Experiment in Criticism was published; while a professional title by Lewis it is more readable than others. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Nothing can deceive unless it bears a plausible resemblance to reality.” An Experiment in Criticism (Published 10/13/1961) - – - QUIZ OF THE DAY: “They smell...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 12th

FACT OF THE DAY: A second edition of The Pilgrim’s Regress was published in October, 1935 by Sheed & Ward. The first publisher was J.M. Dent in 1933. The Pilgrim’s Regress: The Wade Annotated Edition officially comes out today (10/12/14). - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were...

Daily Lewis – Fact / Quote / Quiz: October 11th

FACT OF THE DAY: The fourth talk from the third BBC series, “Sexual Morality” was given today in 1942. - – - QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The Christian rule is, ‘Either marriage, with complete faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence.’ Now this is so difficult and so contrary to our instincts, that obviously either Christianity is...