The Wade Center
C. S. Lewis at home writing at his desk (which is now on display at The Wade Center on the campus of Wheaton College).
Discover the Wisdom of C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis is a beloved writer and thinker, and arguably the most important Christian intellectual of the 20th century. His groundbreaking children's series The Chronicles of Narnia
, lucid nonfiction titles such as Mere Christianity
and The Problem of Pain
, and thought-provoking fiction, including The Screwtape Letters
and The Great Divorce
, have become trusted companions for millions of readers. Lewis's writings inevitably provoke deep thought and surprising revelations.
Herein you'll find books by C. S. Lewis and some about him. Among the books penned by Lewis are the classics mentioned above, volumes of The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis
, and books such as Words to Live By
and A Year with C. S. Lewis
that contain selections from his prolific writing career. These essential books showcase just how life-giving his writings can be.
The books about Lewis are broadly defined; they include The Narnian
, a book that explores the themes and life events that allowed Lewis to write one of the most enduring classics of children's literature, The Chronicles of Narnia
. There are also companion books to the blockbuster Narnia
movies and the Pocket Companion to Narnia
“Lewis's writing takes on a life of its own, as the more it is read, the more insight the reader gains into a mind unhampered by either style or doctrine. In his uniquely dynamic way, Lewis experiments with looking at the universe, people, and God from a variety of angles. There is a sense that, though Lewis is presenting his true inner self, he is in no way attempting to force these truisms onto others but is merely looking for others to walk the road with, in sweet converse, both listening and sharing the deep secrets of souls.”