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 02/14/18

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 02/06/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

The Magician’s Nephew  took Lewis the longest to write of all the Narnia books  (almost 5 years, from ’49 to ’54).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-06 (Free Will)

CSL Daily 01/08/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

On January 8, 1955 Lewis’s article “George Orwell” was published in Time and Tide.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The question is not whether we should bring God into our work or not. We certainly should and must…Each vocation has its peculiar dangers and peculiar rewards.”

Letter to Sheldon Vanauken
(from Collected Letters, Volume 3 on 1/8/1951)

q01-08-god-in-our-work

CSL Daily 8/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis began recording on August 19, 1958 the first half of a 10-part radio series about four types of love.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To nearly all ancient men, and to many medieval men, friendship seemed the most valuable and the most completely human of all natural loves. It was for them the crown of life and the school of virtues.”

The Four Loves
(First Recorded for Radio on 8/19 & 8/20/1958)