The year is 1962, and in this enthralling one-man show, the world-renowned author C.S. Lewis has agreed to host a group of curious Americans in his home near Oxford, England. He reminisces on the events and people that shaped his life, including his childhood, his education, his career at Oxford and Cambridge, his spiritual journey to embrace Christianity, his books, and the American woman who turned his life upside down. What ensues is an inspiring performance that has captivated audiences worldwide. Full of humor, this critically acclaimed and engaging show offers fascinating and highly entertaining insights into the man whose work is available in over 100 books, including The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Space Trilogy, The Abolition of Man, The Four Loves, The Problem of Pain, and The Chronicles of Narnia.
In seven witty, lucid, tough-minded essays, Lewis considers questions that challenge the faith of modern Christians. He discusses such topics as the efficacy of prayer, the various uses of the phrase “I believe,” the religious implications of life on other planets, the meaning of words like “culture” and “religion,” and the idea of the Second Coming. This collection is also notable for a Screwtape dialogue in which that “very experienced devil” makes a brilliant speech on the opportunities for exploiting the evil in the world, concluding, “Nowhere do we tempt so successfully as on the very steps of the altar.”