Are you planning to study author C.S. Lewis with your kids in the coming weeks? Maybe you just have a Chronicles of Narnia fan in your home. Either way, you need to know about C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller from the Christian Heroes Then and Now series.
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Did you know that C.S. Lewis considered himself an atheist by the time he was 15 years old, but came to know Christ when he was 33?
Maybe you’re aware of the friendship between C.S. Lewis and author J.R.R. Tolkien, but did you know that Tolkien played a great role in helping Lewis return to his faith?
These are just a few things that stood out to us while reading Janet and Geoff Benge’s C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller from the Christian Heroes Then and Now series.
The Master Storyteller: C.S. Lewis
I’m pretty familiar with the incredible Christian Heroes: Then and Now series. In fact, they’re some of our favorite history books for kids. Even so, missionaries, preachers, and key figures in church history come to mind when I think of Christian Heroes: Then and Now.
I was surprised, but excited to learn about the C.S. Lewis book from this series. You see, although he wasn’t a missionary or preacher and didn’t really play a role in church history, C.S. Lewis has made a profound impact on my life. His words have inspired me for years, so much so that we named a child after one of his characters.
That great impact is exactly why I’m excited to tell you more about this book and the story behind the storyteller.
The Story Behind the Storyteller
Whether you’re learning about C.S Lewis in particular or are simply interested in adding a new biography to your read aloud plans, there’s much to learn from the heroes of the faith — even the literary ones — who have gone before us. That’s why a book (and series) like this is so helpful.
It’s easy for us to read the words from an author like C.S. Lewis and take notes furiously. It’s also easy for us to walk through the wardrobe and imagine a magical land beginning to thaw after seasons of death and oppression.
There’s great meaning in all that C.S. Lewis offers through his books, both fiction and nonfiction, but knowing more about his life and how it shaped his words makes all the difference.
Written with ages 8-12 in mind, C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller is the perfect book to help your kids learn the story behind the beloved storyteller, the friendships that influenced his faith journey, and how God used him to impact generations of readers all over the world.
Bottom Line: I highly recommend adding C.S. Lewis Master Storyteller to your homeschool reading plans.
Janet and Geoff Benge have given a great gift through this book: a reminder that God’s work isn’t limited to missions, pulpits, or reformers. They’ve also given us a greater appreciation for this prolific author and shed light on how his own story shaped the ones we love so much.
Get Your Copy of C.S. Lewis:
You can get your copy of C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller by purchasing through BengeBooks.com or over at Amazon.
While you’re grabbing your copy of C.S. Lewis, I encourage you to check out all the titles from Janet and Geoff Benge. Like above, you can find them through their website, but you may also like gift sets available through Amazon and other retailers.
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