"C. S. Lewis died in 1963, but I met him last week."
So begins an imaginative journey in which the literature professor mysteriously appears in Thomas Clerk's hospital room. "Call me Jack," Lewis says as he invites Clerk to step into a wardrobe. From there the two embark on a remarkable voyage through Lewis's life. They experience pivotal events from Lewis's childhood and meet many of his real and imaginary friends, visiting the Kilns with his brother, Warnie, and spending time in Oxford with fellow writers and Inklings members J. R. R. Tolkien and Charles Williams. They also sit with Lewis's dying wife, Joy Davidman, and they even enter the world of Narnia.
Along the way, Lewis challenges Clerk's thinking about the existence of God, the truth of Christianity, the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love, and much more. Are human beings a cosmic accident? Can we have morality without God? Was Jesus just a guru? Can we really believe in heaven and hell? Tom and Jack discuss these and many other questions, and they invite you to eavesdrop on their conversations. Prepare yourself for some of the most invigorating discussions you may ever experience this side of heaven.
Table of Contents:
- Surprised by C. S. Lewis
- We Visit Jack's Childhood Home
- Atheism and a Man I Can Relate To
- Evil in the Trenches
- Can Ideas Destroy Humanity?
- Conversion on a Motorbike
- A Mere Christian on the Air
- Friends at the Pub
- Mrs. Lewis and the Meaning of Grief
- Devil in the Gray Town
- Narnia and the World of Imagination
- Immortality, Hell and the Great Story
Appendix A: Where Does Lewis Say That?
Appendix B: Who's Who?
About the Author
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