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Lewis, C.S. (Clive Staples) (1898-1963)

The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is C.S. Lewis.


Six Superlative Sources

· Schultz, Jeffrey D., and John G. West, Jr. (eds). The C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia. Zondervan, 1998. An easy-to-use, well-balanced compendium of information about Lewis and his works, by over forty contributers.

· Hooper, Walter. C.S. Lewis: Companion and Guide. HarperCollins, 1996. The first and longest compendium of information about Lewis. This one-man work and The C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia (above) complement each other; both are needed.

· George Sayer. Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis. Crossway Books, 1994. Unquestionably the best biography of C.S. Lewis, and improved in the updated 1997 edition.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. C.S. Lewis: Mere Christian. Fourth edition, Cornerstone Press Chicago, 1997. Generally considered the best overview of C.S. Lewis's core beliefs as expressed in his life and his writings.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. Sleuthing C.S. Lewis: More Light in the Shadowlands. Mercer University Press, 2001. Separating the published biographical and bibliographical Lewis apocrypha from Lewis's genuine history and his authentic canon.

· Myers, Doris T. C.S. Lewis in Context. Kent State University Press, 1994. An analysis of Lewis's fiction that will appeal to linguistic and literary scholars as well as to Lewis enthusiasts.

Other Excellent Sources


· Into the Wardrobe.

· C.S. Lewis and Public Life.


· The Canadian C.S. Lewis Journal.

· CSL: Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society.

· The Lamp-Post of the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society.

· The Lewis Legacy.

· Mythlore.

· VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review.

-- BOOKS--Fifty-eight of the many other books about C.S. Lewis, excellent in a wide variety of different ways:

· Adey, Lionel. C.S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield. University of Victoria, ELS Monographs, 1978.

· Adey, Lionel. C.S. Lewis: Writer, Dreamer, and Mentor. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998.

· Aeschliman, Michael. The Restitution of Man: C.S. Lewis and the Case against Scientism. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1983.

· Bramlett, Perry C. C.S. Lewis: Life at the Center. Smyth and Helwys, 1996.

· Bramlett, Perry C. Touring C.S. Lewis' Ireland and England. Smyth and Helwys, 1998.

· Bresland, Ronald W. The Backward Glance: C.S. Lewis and Ireland. The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1999.

· Carnell, Corbin Scott. Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C.S. Lewis. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999.

· Carpenter, Humphrey. The Inklings: C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends. Allen and Unwin, 1978.

· Christopher, Joe R. C.S. Lewis. Twayne, 1987.

· Christopher, J.R., and Joan K. Ostling. C.S. Lewis: An Annotated Checklist of Writings about Him and His Works. Kent State University Press, 1973.

· Christensen, Michael J. C.S. Lewis on Scripture: His Thoughts on the Nature of Biblical Inspiration, the Role of Inspiration and the Question of Inerrancy. Word Books, 1979.

· Como, James T., ed. C.S. Lewis at the Breakfast Table and Other Reminiscences. Macmillan, 1979.

· Dorsett, Lyle. A Love Observed: Joy Davidman's Life and Marriage to C.S. Lewis (originally entitled "And God Came In"). North Wind Books, 1998.

· Downing, David. Planets in Peril : A Critical Study of C.S. Lewis' Ransom Trilogy. University of Massachusetts Press, 1992.

· Edwards, Bruce L. Taste of the Pineapple: Essays on C.S. Lewis as Reader, Critic, and Imaginative Writer. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1988.

· Ford, Paul F. A Companion to Narnia. HarperCollins, 1994.

· Gibb, Jocelyn, ed. Light on C.S. Lewis. Geoffrey Bles, 1965.

· Gibson, Evan K. C.S. Lewis, Spinner of Tales: A Guide to His Fiction. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980.

· Gilbert, Douglas, and Clyde S. Kilby. C.S. Lewis: Images of His World. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973.

· Goffar, Janine. C.S. Lewis Index: A Comprehensive Guide to Lewis's Writings and Ideas. Crossway Books, 1995.

· Green, Roger Lancelyn, and Walter Hooper. C.S. Lewis: A Biography. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974.

· Hannay, Margaret Patterson. C.S. Lewis. Frederick Ungar, 1981.

· Hein, Rolland. Christian Mythmakers: C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, George MacDonald, G.K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, John Bunyan, Walter Wangerin, Robert Siegel, and Hannah Hurnard. Cornerstone Press Chicago, 1998.

· Hillegas, Mark R. Shadows of Imagination: The Fantasies of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. Southern Illinois University Press, 1968, 1978.

· Holmer, Paul L. C.S. Lewis: The Shape of His Faith and Thought. Harper, 1976.

· Hooper, Walter. Through Joy and Beyond. A Pictorial Biography of C.S. Lewis. Macmillan, 1982.

· Honda, Mineko. The Imaginative World of C.S. Lewis: A Way to Participate in Reality. University Press of America, 2000.

· Howard, Thomas. The Achievement of C.S. Lewis. Harold Shaw, 1980.

· Howard, Thomas. C.S. Lewis: Man of Letters. Ignatius Press, 1990.

· Huttar, Charles, ed. Imagination and the Spirit: Essays in Literature and the Christian Faith Presented to Clyde S. Kilby. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1971.

· Keefe, Carolyn, ed. C.S. Lewis: Speaker and Teacher. Zondervan, 1971.

· Kilby, Clyde. The Christian World of C.S. Lewis. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1964.

· Kilby, Clyde. Images of Salvation in the Fiction of C.S. Lewis. Harold Shaw, 1978.

· King, Don W. C.S. Lewis, Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse. Kent State University Press, 2001.

· Kort, Wesley A. C.S. Lewis: Then and Now. Oxford University Press, 2001.

· Kreeft, Peter. C.S. Lewis for the Third Millennium: Six Essays on the Abolition of Man. Ignatius Press, 1994.

· Lawlor, John. C.S. Lewis: Memories and Reflections. Spence, 1998.

· Lewis, Warren H. Brothers and Friends: The Diaries of Major Warren Hamilton Lewis. Harper and Row, 1982.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. The Lion of Judah in Never-Never Land. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1973.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. Finding the Landlord: A Guidebook to C.S. Lewis's Pilgrim's Regress. Cornerstone Press Chicago, 1995.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. Journey into Narnia. Hope, 1997.

· Lindskoog, Kathryn. Surprised by C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dante: An Array of Original Discoveries. Mercer University Press, 2001.

· Lindvall, Terry. Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis. Thomas Nelson, 1996.

· Manlove, Colin. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Patterning of a Fantastic World. Twayne, 1993.

· Meilaender, Gilbert. The Social and Ethical Thought of C.S. Lewis. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1978.

· Menuge, Angus, ed. C.S. Lewis: Lightbearer in the Shadowlands. Crossway Books, 1997.

· Peters, John. C.S. Lewis: The Man and His Achievement. Paternoster Press, 1985.

· Peters, Thomas C. Simply Lewis: A Beginner's Guide to His Life and Works. Crossway Books, 1997.

· Purtill, Richard L. C.S. Lewis's Case for the Christian Faith. Harper and Row, 1981.

· Reilly, R.J. Romantic Religion: A Study of Barfield, Lewis, Williams, and Tolkien. University of Georgia Press, 1971.

· Schakel, Peter, ed. The Longing for a Form: Essays on the Fiction of C.S. Lewis. Kent State University Press, 1977.

· Schakel, Peter. Reason and Imagination in C.S. Lewis: A Study of Till We Have Faces. Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1984.

· Schofield, Stephen, ed. In Search of C.S. Lewis. Bridge, 1984.

· Sims, John A. Missionaries to the Skeptics: Christian Apologists for the Twentieth Century, C.S. Lewis, E.J. Carnell, and Reinhold Niebuhr. Mercer University Press, 1995.

· Walsh, Chad. C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptics. Macmillan, 1949.

· Walsh, Chad. The Literary Legacy of C.S. Lewis. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.

· Walsh, Chad. Chad Walsh Reviews C.S. Lewis. Mythopoeic Press, 1998.

· White, William Luther. The Image of Man in C.S. Lewis. Abingdon Press, 1969.

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