CSL Daily 7/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On July 19, 1943 “The Anvil” (a BBC radio program) recorded its show with Lewis as one of the guests.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

The Screwtape Letters XII
(Published in The Guardian on 7/18/1941)

CSL Daily 7/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The twelfth letter from Screwtape was published on July 18, 1941 in The Guardian.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the Enemy [God]. It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing.”

The Screwtape Letters XII
(Published in The Guardian on 7/18/1941)

CSL Daily 7/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The classic “Meditation in a Toolshed” essay was published on July 17, 1945 in The Coventry Evening Telegraph.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You get one experience of a thing when you look along it and another when you look at it.”

Meditation in a Toolshed
(Published in The Coventry Evening Telegraph on 7/17/1945)

CSL Daily 7/16/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

An collection of Lewis‘ essays called Timeless at Heart: Essays on Theology was published on July 16, 1987.  

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We have seen that every moral judgement involves facts, intuition and reasoning, and, if we are wise enough to be humble, it will involve some regard for authority as well.”

from Why I Am Not A Pacifist
(Reprinted in Timeless at Heart on 7/16/1987)

CSL Daily 7/15/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“It All Began with a Picture” was an essay published in Radio Times on July 15, 1960. It tells how Lewis got the idea for Narnia

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“All my seven Narnian books, and my three science fiction books, began with seeing pictures in my head.”

It All Began with a Picture
(Published in Radio Times on 7/15/1960)