C.S. Lewis on Stage: The Most Reluctant Convert

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Posted on : 03-04-2018 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

We were a group of 16, including 7 students, that attended the sold-out performances in Houston. It was an 80 minute play with no intermission where the audience was walked through C.S. Lewis’s journey from Atheism to Faith in Christ. Max McLean portrayed C.S. Lewis, from the setting of his 1950’s office, takeing us through key moments in his life – his mother’s death from cancer as a small boy, his private tutoring that shaped his mental skills to ask questions, his dabbling in the Occult, various belief systems he tried like Materialism, his experience as an officer-solider in the trenches of WWI and his years as an Oxford Don where his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, HVD Dyson and others helped to shape his thinking that brought him to Faith in Christ. Lewis said he came, “Kicking and screaming into the kingdom as the most reluctant covert ever.” C.S. Lewis went on to be one of, if not the, greatest Christian apologist of the 20th century.

“Now the story of Christ is simply a true myth: a myth working on us the same way as the others, but with this tremendous difference that it really happened: and one must be content to accept it in the same way, remembering that it is God’s myth where the others are men’s myths: i.e., the Pagan stories are God expressing Himself through the minds of poets, using such images as He found there, while Christianity is God expressing Himself through what we call ‘real things’.” ― C.S. Lewis

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