CSL Daily 2/4/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

On February 4, 1933 Lewis wrote to his friend Arthur Greeves about reading a draft of The Hobbit (not published till ’37).

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Since term began I have had a delightful time reading a children’s story which Tolkien has just written.”

Letter to Arthur Greeves on 2/4/1933
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume II)

Q02-04 (Hobbit 1933)

CSL Daily 1/17/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis’s “The Efficacy of Prayer” essay appeared in the January issue of The Atlantic Monthly in 1959.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Simply to say prayers is not to pray; otherwise a team of properly trained parrots would serve as well.”

The Efficacy of Prayer
(Published in the January, 1959 issue of The Atlantic Monthly)

Q01-17 (Trained Praying Parrots)

CSL Daily 1/14/17

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The Great Divorce (complete book) was published on January 14, 1946. The installments were called “Who Goes Home? Or The Grand Divorce.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.'”

The Great Divorce
(Published on 1/14/1946)

Q01-14 (Two Kinds of People)

CSL Daily 1/12/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The tenth installment of The Great Divorce was published on January 12, 1945; it covered all of chapter eight.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Could you, only for a moment, fix your mind on something not yourself?”

Who Goes Home? or The Grand Divorce X
(Published in The Guardian on 1/12/1945)

Q01-12 (Stop Thinking of Yourself)

CSL Daily 1/9/17

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)

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