CSL Daily 02/18/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 18, 1938 J.R.R. Tolkien wrote a letter to his publisher to consider Lewis’s manuscript of Out of the Silent Planet.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To some, God is discoverable everywhere; to others, nowhere.”

The Seeing Eye
(Published originally as “Onward Christian Spacemen” in the February, 1963 edition of Show)

Q02-18 (God Discoverable Everywhere)

CSL Daily 02/17/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Cosmic Trilogy (a collection of all three Sci-Fi books by Lewis) was released in February, 1990.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The Christian…does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

The Practical Conclusion
(BBC talk given on 2/15/1942)

Q02-17 (Because He Loves Us)

CSL Daily 02/16/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters was published in the U.S. on February 16, 1943, but was released in the UK in Feb. 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out.”

The Screwtape Letters
(Released in the U.S. on 2/16/1943)

Q02-16 (Keeping Things OUT)

CSL Daily 02/15/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The final radio talk from the second BBC series was given on February 15, 1942. It is now known as “The Practical Conclusion.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We have to take reality as it comes to us: there is no good jabbering about what it ought to be like or what we should have expected it to be like.”

The Practical Conclusion
(BBC talk given on 2/15/1942)

Q02-15 (Reality As It Comest)

CSL Daily 02/14/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Grief Observed was published for the first time in the US on February 14, 1963, after being released in the UK on 9/29/1961. Also paperbacks of The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity were released on February 14, 1955) in the UK.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Bereavement is not the truncation of married love but one of its regular phases—like the honeymoon. What we want is to live our marriage well and faithfully through that phase too. If it hurts (and it certainly will) we accept the pains as a necessary part of this phase.”

A Grief Observed 
(Published in the US on 2/14/1963)

Q02-14 (Bereavement - We Accept)

CSL Daily 02/13/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

In February 1963 “Onward Christian Spacemen” was published in Show. Lewis disliked the title and it is now known as “The Seeing Eye.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God…is related to the universe more as an author is related to a play than as one object in the universe is related to another.”

The Seeing Eye
(Published originally as “Onward Christian Spacemen” in the February, 1963 edition of Show)

Q02-13 (Auther to a Play)

CSL Daily 02/12/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Letters to Malcolm came out in the US on February 12, 1964. It had been released in the UK at the end of the previous month.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Charles Williams writes] that sort of book in which we begin by saying, ‘Let us suppose that this everyday world were, at some one point, invaded by the marvellous. Let us, in fact, suppose a violation of frontier.'”

The Novels of Charles Williams
(Talk recorded and aired on 2/11/1949; now found in On Stories)

Q02-12 (Books Williams Writes)

CSL Daily 02/11/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)

CSL Daily 02/10/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The World’s Last Night collection of essays book was first published on February 10, 1960. Lewis also gave a talk now known as “Membership” today in 1945.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“We are forbidden to neglect the assembling of ourselves together.”

Membership
(Talk given on 2/10/1945; now found in The Weight of Glory)

Q02-10 (Forbidden to Neglect)

CSL Daily 02/09/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Screwtape Letters (book) was first published in the UK on this date (2/9) in 1942.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.”

Preface to The Screwtape Letters
(Published 2/9/1942)

Q02-09 (Two Opposite Errors)