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 02/03/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s short story “The Shoddy Lands” was published in the February, 1956 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself.”

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

Q02-03 (Happiness and Peace)

CSL Daily 01/24/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

All the letters of the alphabet are used for names of the characters in Narnia except one, none of them start with the letter “x.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum.”

The Poison of Subjectivism
(Published in Christian Reflections on 1/23/1967)

Q01-24 ()New Primary Colour

CSL Daily 01/09/18

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Birth of Language” is a poem by Lewis published January 9, 1946 in Punch (it uses planetary imagery).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“May God’s grace give you the necessary humility. Try not to think—much less, speak—of their sins. One’s own are a much more profitable theme!”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne
(from Collected Letters, Volume 3 on 1/9/1961)

q01-09-grace-for-humility

CSL Daily 10/16/17


FACT OF THE DAY:

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published book of Narnia stories was published on Oct. 16, 1950.

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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
(Published 10/16/1950)