A few weeks ago we watched the documentary C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia
While not perfect, this documentary was well done, and I particularly liked the details into C.S. Lewis’s life that I had never known, such as:
- About his experience in the Great War, as well as what happened to him afterward.
- The fact that he and Warnie (his brother) took in four children from London during World War II. Can you say “The Pevensie Children”?
- Details of his courtship I had not known.
The only aspect I found objectionable was that they didn’t end on a clearly positive note of faith after his personal doubts and struggles following Joy’s death. Yes, he was human and struggled, but his faith held firm despite the difficulties, and I think they over-dramatized this.
Personally, I owe an incredible thanks to C.S. Lewis for indirectly leading me to faith in Christ. I say indirectly, because it was exactly that … as much of an indirection as can be imagined.
Here is my story: