This set includes six DVDs and a magazine on C. S. Lewis: The Fantasy Makers; The Shortest Way Home; Shadowlands; Through a Lens Darkly; Affectionately Yours, Screwtape; C. S. Lewis Onstage; and Christian History magazine issue #113.
The Fantasy Makers - J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and George MacDonald were the pioneers of the fantasy genre and their impact is unmistakable. Their works—exploring Middle-earth, Narnia, and other tales of redemption, sacrifice, and the battle of good and evil—have become best-selling books and blockbuster movies. Contemporary fantasy writers such as J.K. Rowling grew up inspired by their works. All three were deeply committed Christians, and their spiritual convictions permeate their writing. They engaged and challenged from the pulpit of imagination, speaking truth through fantasy. The Fantasy Makers examines the spiritual influences of these fantasy pioneers and the lasting impact their works have on our present-day culture. Featuring Rowan Williams, Kristin Jeffrey Johnson, Malcolm Guite, Allister McGrath, and Michael Ward.
The Shortest Way Home - Doubt and disbelief live in the hearts of many people as they wrestle with the questions of good and evil and the existence of God. Those who embrace Christianity as a way of life must then learn how to live out their faith as a transformed individual in an imperfect and difficult world. But how is this accomplished? The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity is an introductory review to Lewis’s classic work on issues of faith and reason. Viewers will find honest discussion and helpful insights for the tough questions asked by believers and skeptics alike. Those who journey to the heart of Lewis’s most famous apologetic work will find that the longest way round—the hard way of discipleship, of learning to truly love God and man—is the shortest, and only way home.
Shadowlands - This film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C. S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. Relive the journey of C. S. Lewis during the days prior to and after the cancer-related death of his wife Joy in this film that captures both heart and mind. You will be able to see his commitment to Christ despite severe trials. He picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet." Starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards including the International Emmy for Best Drama and two British Academy Awards.
Through a Lens Darkly - Loss comes in many forms: The grief over the death of a loved one, the devastation of a physical or mental impairment, the pain of divorce or separation, or the distress of job loss and foreclosure. The physical and emotional responses to grief can be as heart wrenching as the loss itself. So where does a person turn for answers and encouragement in a time of despair, doubt or fear? Through a Lens Darkly: Grief, Loss and C.S. Lewis will uplift the soul with moving stories of individuals and families touched by significant loss who have begun their journey to recovery, and who share their thoughts on the timeless wisdom of C.S. Lewis's most personal and reflective book, A Grief Observed. This literary review offers real-life examples to help viewers begin to recognize and cope with the many emotions and seasons of their own grief and identify the best approaches to help others through the grieving process.
Afffectionately Yours, Screwtape - Did God give each person free will? Who is Satan? Can good truly overcome evil? Consider these questions and more as we journey inside the mind of C.S. Lewis in this introductory review of one of the great Christian literary works of the 20th century. The Screwtape Letters, a thin volume of imaginative letters between two devils, has given millions of readers insight into conquering everyday spiritual struggles. Join us as we explore the Biblical, historical and cultural depictions of Satan and hell and gain a deeper understanding of the nature of temptation and redemption. Whether you're a devoted C.S. Lewis fan or just reading his work for the first time, you're sure to develop a new appreciation for The Screwtape Letters through this modern look at his timeless classic.
C. S. Lewis Onstage - Using C.S. Lewis’s own words, award-winning actor Max McLean inhabits Lewis to take us on his rigorous journey from hard-boiled atheist to “the most reluctant convert in all England.” Discover how the “Hound of Heaven” pursued Lewis relentlessly until he finally “gave in”…only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.
Christian History magazine #113: Seven Literary Sages - Dark lords in dark towers, cheerful hobbits, lions who roar whole worlds into being, wise old women, mysterious elves, and several quick-witted detectives that you have probably seen on Masterpiece Theatre. The Christian authors who gave us these timeless tales gave us something more: a vision encompassing all of life from economics to art to education. Explore the wisdom of George MacDonald, G. K. Chesterton, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield in this issue of Christian History magazine.
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