WIN a copy of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis

(Contest runs until Saturday, August 17th at noon Eastern Standard Time) 

A Life ObservedGet a chance to win a copy of the latest book by Dr. Devin Brown, A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis.  Also, be sure to listen to my  podcast interview with the author from my All About Jack site.

Please note, as with most of my contests, it is ONLY open to those living in the U.S. (sorry, but it’s the publisher who mails the prize and they set the limits). See complete rules below.

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO ENTER is simply leave a comment below about ANY fact about Lewis that you know, or can find. If you need one check out my facts on Twitter. Deadline to enter is Saturday, August 17, 2013 at noon EST.

THREE random individuals from those who enter will be the winners! You will be notified by email, so leave an address you check frequently (it will be from lewisminute (at)

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  • Only those living in the U.S. are eligible to win.
  • Prizes are promised by the publisher and are agreed to be given by them…so they determine how far they will mail a prize.
  • If you are one of the random winners you must reply within 48 hours of notification or another person will be selected (email will come from lewisminute (at)
  • Entries are assigned a number and a random number generator is used to pick the winners.


  1. Ed coffman /

    Lewis turned down a appointment to the Order of the British Empire

  2. Arthur Greeves was Lewis’s ‘first’ friend.

  3. Judy Gale /

    I was so happy to see that Lewis was born in Ireland. Kindred soull

  4. In 1941 C.S.Lewis delivered the first of four talks on “Right and Wrong” on the BBC radio. These later were published as the “Broadcast Talks” (in 1942) and became the first book of “Mere Christianity.”

  5. Sharon Esmont /

    C.S. Lewis loved animals and used them as characters in several of his books.

  6. Lewis and his brother wrote stories together when they were children called Boxen.

  7. Lewis once had lunch with Lawrence of Arabia.

  8. Judy Rose /

    In 1932 Lewis wrote an allegory about his quest for salvation. He titled it PILGRIM’S REGRESS.

  9. Vickie Lee /

    From 1920s until 1939, Lewis took an annual trek (walking) tour above and beyond his daily walks. It is written that he would–with eyes and ears open, “take in what is there and give no thought to what might have been there or what is somewhere else” I LOVE that, to still such a great mind and take in what is there. images of the Creator.

  10. Tolkien was one of Lewis’s friends responsible for his comeback to believing in God.

  11. Laura B /

    Lewis nicknamed himself “Jacksie” when he was a little boy. Family and close friends called him Jack the rest of his life.

  12. Jared Lobdell /

    Five at least of Lewis’s Oxford friends were never known by their first names: John Ronald Reue] Tolkien (Ronald), Alfred Kenneth Hamilton Jenkin (Kenneth), Henry Victor Dyson Dyson (Hugo), Edward Courtenay Moore (Paddy), Arthur Owen Barfield (Owen) — but then of course neither was Clive Staples Lewis (Jack).

  13. Glenn Jones /

    Tolkien didn’t like Lewis’ Narnia books!

  14. Dianne Mosley /

    Lewis hated getting mail, because he felt compelled to answer all the letters. We are so blessed because he did.

  15. G. Oberschmidt /

    Lewis initially delivered Mere Christianity as a radio address before he published it.

  16. Paul Mays /

    His death was overshadowed by that of JFK on Nov 22 1963

  17. Henry Bernshausen /

    Jack was a practical joker.

  18. George Musacchio /

    “Jack” Lewis’s relatives called him “Jacks” well into his adulthood.


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