The Conversion of C.S. Lewis

Today, November 22nd, in the sanctoral cycle or calendar of the Episcopal Church is the feast day of Clive Staples (or "C.S.") Lewis. Lewis has, of course, been very influential in English-speaking culture and Christianity over the last 75 years, far beyond the borders of his own Anglicanism. Below is a video recounting his conversion to faith in Jesus Christ, from a documentary about Lewis, and the prayer from Lesser Feasts and Fasts.

O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lights fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and draw us into that new and abundant life which is ours in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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Anonymous Simply Me said...

What a wonderful clip! Thank you for sharing. I have the feeling that a lot of modern American Christians are, in fact, deists, as Lewis once was. To truly be a Christ follower, would be quite inconvenient.

6:57 PM, November 28, 2011  
Blogger Nance said...

And thanks for that prayer; it's nice. I should probably check out the Lesser Feasts and Fasts...

8:42 AM, November 30, 2011  

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