Book and Film Club

C. S. Lewis Society Book and Film Club of the Bay Area

Meetings are held bi-weekly at 7:30 p.m. to read and discuss books by C. S. Lewis and others. To attend or inquire with questions, please phone 510-635-6892 or email to info@lewissociety.org

2018

DateBook TitleAuthorModerator
Jan. 10 The Weight of Gloryby C.S. LewisAndrew Dósa, Esq.
Jan. 24 The Weight of Gloryby C.S. LewisAndrew Dósa, Esq.
Feb. 7The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobeby C.S. LewisMark Hofman, M.Div.
Feb. 21The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobeby C.S. LewisMark Hofman, M.Div.
Mar. 7Bearing False Witnessby Rodney StarkAndrew Dósa, Esq.
Mar. 21Bearing False Witnessby Rodney StarkAndrew Dósa, Esq.
Apr. 4Till We Have Facesby C.S. LewisPaul Ashby, Ph.D.
Apr. 18Till We Have Facesby C.S. LewisPaul Ashby, Ph.D.
May 2God in the Dockby C.S. LewisAndrew Dósa, Esq.
May 16God in the Dockby C.S. LewisAndrew Dósa, Esq.
May 30Surprised by Hopeby N. T. WrightMary L. G. Theroux
Jun. 13Surprised by Hopeby N. T. WrightMary L. G. Theroux
Jun. 27George MacDonaldby C.S. LewisEric Rauscher
Jul. 11George MacDonaldby C.S. LewisEric Rauscher
Jul. 25Mere Christianityby C.S. LewisJosé Yulo, Ph.D.
Aug. 8Mere Christianityby C.S. LewisJosé Yulo, Ph.D.
Aug. 22Awaiting the Kingby James K.A. SmithMark Hofman, M.Div.
Sep. 5Awaiting the Kingby James K.A. SmithMark Hofman, M.Div.
Sep. 19Quarks, Chaos & Christianity, Questions to Science And Religionby John PolkinghornePaul Ashby, Ph.D.
Oct. 3Quarks, Chaos & Christianity, Questions to Science And Religionby John PolkinghornePaul Ashby, Ph.D.
Oct. 17Martin Lutherby Eric MetaxasMary L. G. Theroux
Oct. 31Martin Lutherby Eric MetaxasMary L. G. Theroux
Nov. 14Father Brownby G. K. ChestertonTBD
Nov. 28Father Brownby G. K. ChestertonTBD
Dec. 12Father Brown movie

History

2017

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 4The Greater Trumpsby Charles Williams
Jan. 18The Greater Trumpsby Charles Williams
Feb. 1 Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, amd J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Conditionby Donald T. Williams
Feb. 15 Mere Humanity: G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, amd J.R.R. Tolkien on the Human Conditionby Donald T. Williams
Mar. 29The Screwtape Lettersby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 15The Screwtape Lettersby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 29The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixionby N.T. Wright
Apr. 12The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixionby N.T. Wright
Apr. 26 Are Women Human? Penetrating, Sensible, and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Societyby Dorothy L. Sayers
May 10 Are Women Human? Penetrating, Sensible, and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Societyby Dorothy L. Sayers
May 24 The Age of the Gods: A Study in the Origins of Culture in Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Eastby Christopher Dawson
Jun. 7 The Age of the Gods: A Study in the Origins of Culture in Prehistoric Europe and the Ancient Eastby Christopher Dawson
Jun. 21The Last Battleby C.S. Lewis
Jul. 5The Last Battleby C.S. Lewis
Jul. 19Conversion: The Spiritual Journey of a Twentieth Century Pilgrimby Malcolm Muggeridge
Aug. 2Conversion: The Spiritual Journey of a Twentieth Century Pilgrimby Malcolm Muggeridge
Aug. 16The Idea of the Holyby Rudolph Otto
Aug. 30The Idea of the Holyby Rudolph Otto
Sep. 13As One Devil to Anotherby Richard Platt (Author will be joining us for these meetings)
Sep. 27As One Devil to Anotherby Richard Platt (Author will be joining us for these meetings)
Oct. 11The Great Divorceby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 25The Great Divorceby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 15The Four Lovesby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 29The Four Lovesby C.S. Lewis
Dec. 13Film "Luther" (500th anniversary of Luther's posting his 95 thesesOct. 31

2016

DateTitleAuthor
Feb. 3Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Lifeby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 17Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Lifeby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 2The Hiding Placeby Corrie Ten Boom
Mar. 16The Hiding Placeby Corrie Ten Boom
Mar. 30The Magician's Nephewby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 13The Magician's Nephewby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 27Reflecting the Eternal: Dante's Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewisby Marsha Daigle-Williamson
May 11Reflecting the Eternal: Dante's Divine Comedy in the Novels of C.S. Lewisby Marsha Daigle-Williamson
May 25Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Informationby William A. Dembski
Jun. 8Being as Communion: A Metaphysics of Informationby William A. Dembski
Jun. 22J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earthby Bradley J. Birzer
Jul. 6J.R.R. Tolkien's Sanctifying Myth: Understanding Middle-Earthby Bradley J. Birzer
Jul. 20All Hallows' Eveby Charles Williams
Aug. 3All Hallows' Eveby Charles Williams
Aug. 17A Wind in the Doorby Madeleine L'Engle
Aug. 31A Wind in the Doorby Madeleine L'Engle
Sep. 14How the Irish Saved Western Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europeby Thomas Cahill
Sep. 28How the Irish Saved Western Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europeby Thomas Cahill
Oct. 12Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 26Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 9Women and C.S. Lewis: What his Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Cultureedited by Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key
Dec. 7Women and C.S. Lewis: What his Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Cultureedited by Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key

2015

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 14Soldier Boy: The War Between Michael & Luciferby Raymond Dennehy
Jan. 28Soldier Boy: The War Between Michael & Luciferby Raymond Dennehy
Feb. 4The Abolition of Manby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 18The Abolition of Manby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 4Scripture and Authority of Godby N.T. Wright
Mar. 18Scripture and Authority of Godby N.T. Wright
Apr. 1That Hideous Strengthby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 15That Hideous Strengthby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 29The Horse and His Boyby C.S. Lewis
May 13The Horse and His Boyby C.S. Lewis
May 27The Magician's Twinby John. G. West
Jun. 10The Magician's Twinby John. G. West
Jul. 8From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classicsby Louis Markos
Jul. 22From Achilles to Christ: Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classicsby Louis Markos
Aug. 5Film TBD
Aug. 19The Man Who Knew Too Muchby G. K. Chesteron:
Sep. 2The Man Who Knew Too Muchby G. K. Chesteron
Sep. 16The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. TolkienC. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield
Sep. 30The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. TolkienC. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield
Oct. 14Miracles: What They AreWhy They Happen and How They Can Change Your Life
Oct. 28Miracles: What They AreWhy They Happen
Nov. 11How the West Was Won by Rodney Stark
Dec. 2How the West Was Won by Rodney Stark:

2014

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 29The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien
Feb. 12Hereticsby G.K. Chesterton
Feb. 26Hereticsby G.K. Chesterton
Mar. 12Of Other Worlds: Essays and Storiesby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 26Of Other Worlds: Essays and Storiesby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 16Darkness at Noonby Arthur Koestler
Apr. 23Darkness at Noonby Arthur Koestler
May 7The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essentlal.by N.T. Wright
May 21The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essentlal.by N.T. Wright
Jun. 4Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Designby Stephen C. Meyer
Jun. 18Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Designby Stephen C. Meyer
Jul. 2The Silver Chairby C. S. Lewis
Jul. 16The Silver Chairby C. S. Lewis
Jul. 22The Narnia Code (BBC Documentary)
Aug. 6The Narnia Code (BBC Documentary)
Aug. 13Miracles: A Preliminary Studyby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 27Miracles: A Preliminary Studyby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 10A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bibleby William Lane Craig
Oct. 1A Reasonable Response: Answers to Tough Questions on God, Christianity and the Bibleby William Lane Craig
Oct. 8Pride and Prejudice1940
Oct. 22Pride and Prejudiceby Jane Austen
Nov. 5On Stories: And Other Essays on Literatureby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 19On Stories: And Other Essays on Literatureby C.S. Lewis
Dec. 3The Christmas Candle movieby Max Lucado

2013

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 16The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religionby Rodney Stark
Jan. 30The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became the World's Largest Religionby Rodney Stark
Feb. 13The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien
Feb. 27The Hobbitby J.R.R. Tolkien
Mar. 13The Pilgrim's Regressby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 27The Pilgrim's Regressby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 10Exposing Myths About Christianityby Jeffrey Burton Russell
Apr 24Exposing Myths About Christianityby Jeffrey Burton Russell
May 8Lilithby George MacDonald
May 22Lilithby George MacDonald
Jun. 5Augustine's Confessions
Jun. 19Augustine's Confessions
Jul. 3Letters to a Diminished Churchby Dorothy Sayers
Jul. 17Letters to a Diminished Churchby Dorothy Sayers
Jul. 31The Discarded Imageby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 14The Discarded Imageby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 281984by George Orwell
Sep. 111984by George Orwell
Sep. 25The Everlasting Manby G.K. Chesterton
Oct. 11The Everlasting Manby G.K. Chesterton
Oct. 23Christian Reflectionsby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 6Christian Reflectionsby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 20The Narnianby Alan Jacobs
Dec. 11The Narnianby Alan Jacobs

2011

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 19The Four Loves: The Much Beloved Exploration of the Nature of Loveby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 2The Four Loves: The Much Beloved Exploration of the Nature of Loveby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 16Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retoldby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 2Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retoldby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 16Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayerby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 30Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayerby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 13 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spyby Eric Metaxas
Apr. 27 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spyby Eric Metaxas
May 11 Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spyby Eric Metaxas
May 25 The World's Last Night: And Other Essaysby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 8 The World's Last Night: And Other Essaysby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 22Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsby R.J. Rowling
Jul. 6Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsby R.J. Rowling
Jul. 20Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Beliefby Rodney Stark
Aug. 3Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Beliefby Rodney Stark
Aug. 17The Place of the Lionby Charles Williams
Aug. 31The Place of the Lionby Charles Williams
Sep. 14The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavensby Michael Ward
Sep. 28The Narnia Code: C.S. Lewis and the Secret of the Seven Heavensby Michael Ward
Oct. 12Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Designby Stephen C. Meyer
Oct. 26Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Designby Stephen C. Meyer
Nov. 9God and Other Minds: A Study of the Rational Justification of Belief in Godby Alvin Plantinga
Nov. 16God and Other Minds: A Study of the Rational Justification of Belief in Godby Alvin Plantinga
Nov. 30On Stories: And Other Essays on Literatureby C.S. Lewis
Dec. 14On Stories: And Other Essays on Literatureby C.S. Lewis

2010

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 6The Abolition of Man: Or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schoolsby C. S. Lewis
Jan. 20The Abolition of Man: Or Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schoolsby C. S. Lewis
Feb. 3The Great Divorce: A Dreamby C. S. Lewis
Feb. 10The Great Divorce: A Dreamby C. S. Lewis
Mar. 3St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Oxby G. K. Chesterton
Mar. 17St. Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Oxby G. K. Chesterton
Mar. 31The Mind of the Makerby Dorothy Sayers
Apr. 14The Mind of the Makerby Dorothy Sayers
Apr. 28The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Successby Rodney Stark
May 12The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Successby Rodney Stark
May 26Out of the Silent Planetby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 9Out of the Silent Planetby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 23The Kingdom of God Is within You: Christianity Not as a Mystical Teaching but as a New Concept of Lifeby Leo Tolstoy
Jul. 7The Kingdom of God Is within You: Christianity Not as a Mystical Teaching but as a New Concept of Lifeby Leo Tolstoy
Jul. 21Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 4Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 18The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Traditionby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 1The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Traditionby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 15That Hideous Strengthby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 29That Hideous Strengthby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 13The Voyage of the Dawn Treaderby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 27The Voyage of the Dawn Treaderby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 17The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Isby N.T. Wright
Dec. 1The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Isby N.T. Wright

2009

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 7 The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticismby C. S. Lewis
Jan. 21 The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticismby C. S. Lewis
Feb. 4 The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal, Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Forceby Rodney Stark
Feb. 18 The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal, Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Forceby Rodney Stark
Mar. 4Mere Christianityby C. S. Lewis
Mar. 18Mere Christianityby C. S. Lewis
Apr. 1Descent into Hell: A Novelby Charles Williams
Apr. 15Descent into Hell: A Novelby Charles Williams
Apr. 29The World's Last Night: And Other Essaysby C. S. Lewis
May 13The World's Last Night: And Other Essaysby C. S. Lewis
May 27The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmareby G. K. Chesterton
Jun. 10The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmareby G. K. Chesterton
Jun. 24God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethicsby C. S. Lewis (ed. by Walter Hooper)
Jul. 8God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethicsby C. S. Lewis (ed. by Walter Hooper)
Jul. 22And God Came In: The Extraordinary Story of Joy Davidman: Her Life and Marriage to C. S. Lewisby Lyle W. Dorsett
Aug. 5And God Came In: The Extraordinary Story of Joy Davidman: Her Life and Marriage to C. S. Lewisby Lyle W. Dorsett
Aug. 19On Fairy Storiesby J. R. R. Tolkien (in The Tolkien Reader)
Sep. 2On Fairy Storiesby J. R. R. Tolkien (in The Tolkien Reader)
Sep. 16Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologeticsby William Lane Craig
Sep. 30Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologeticsby William Lane Craig
Oct. 14Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewisby Michael Ward
Oct. 28Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewisby Michael Ward
Nov. 11The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"by C. S. Lewis (from The Chronicles of Narnia)
Nov. 18The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"by C. S. Lewis (from The Chronicles of Narnia)
Dec. 2The Weight of Glory and Other Addressesby C. S. Lewis
Dec. 16The Weight of Glory and Other Addressesby C. S. Lewis

2008

DateTitleAuthor
Jan. 23Mere Christianityby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 6Mere Christianityby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 20Till We Have Facesby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 5Till We Have Facesby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 19Orthodoxyby G. K. Chesterton
Apr. 2Orthodoxyby G. K. Chesterton
Apr. 16Prince Caspian: The Return to Narniaby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 30Prince Caspian: The Return to Narniaby C.S. Lewis
May 14Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayerby C.S. Lewis
May 28Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayerby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 11Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Womenby George MacDonald
Jun. 25Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Womenby George MacDonald
Jul. 9God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethicsby C.S. Lewis
Jul. 23God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethicsby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 6War in Heaven: A Novelby Charles Williams
Aug. 20War in Heaven: A Novelby Charles Williams
Sep. 3 For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slaveryby Rodney Stark
Sep. 17 For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slaveryby Rodney Stark
Jan. 23What's So Great About Christianityby Dinesh D’Souza
Oct. 15What's So Great About Christianityby Dinesh D’Souza
Oct. 29Christian Reflectionsby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 12Christian Reflectionsby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 26 Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologeticsby William Lane Craig
Dec. 10 Reasonable Faith: Christian Truth and Apologeticsby William Lane Craig
Dec. 17 The Pilgrim's Regress: An Allegorical Apology for Christianity, Reason and Romanticismby C.S. Lewis

2007

YearTitleAuthor
Jan. 10The Great Divorceby C.S. Lewis
Jan. 17The Great Divorceby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 7Out of the Silent Planetby C.S. Lewis
Feb. 21Out of the Silent Planetby C.S. Lewis
Mar. 7The Everlasting Manby G.K. Chesterton
Mar. 21The Everlasting Manby G.K. Chesterton
Apr. 4Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Lifeby C.S. Lewis
Apr. 18Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Lifeby C.S. Lewis
May 2The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literatureby C.S. Lewis
May 16The Discarded Image: An Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literatureby C.S. Lewis
May 30Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 13Perelandraby C.S. Lewis
Jun. 27The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observedby C.S. Lewis
Jul. 11The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observedby C.S. Lewis
Jul. 25That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-tale for Grownupsby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 8That Hideous Strength: A Modern Fairy-tale for Grownupsby C.S. Lewis
Aug. 22Studies in Wordsby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 5Studies in Wordsby C.S. Lewis
Sep. 19Reflections on the Psalmsby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 3Reflections on the Psalmsby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 17Miracles: A Preliminary Studyby C.S. Lewis
Oct. 31Miracles: A Preliminary Studyby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 14The Screwtape Lettersby C.S. Lewis
Nov. 28The Screwtape Lettersby C.S. Lewis
Dec. 12The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Traditionby C.S. Lewis
Dec. 26The Allegory of Love: A Study in Medieval Traditionby C.S. Lewis