(The Inklings Series is a monthly series featuring the works of my two favorites, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, or books about them. But I don’t want it to be just me chatting about these books, so that’s where y’all come in! I’ll announce the book at least four weeks in advance of when the discussion post will go live, so you have plenty of time to get the book and read it. Then, the following month, I’ll post a discussion post and let the fun begin!!)
You guys! Next month means INKLINGS WEEK!!! Mark your calendars for May 8th-12th. It’s going to be the best! If you’re new, you can check out the past two Inklings Weeks here and here! I thought this would be a fun book because I love reading who inspired both Tolkien and Lewis. This one focuses on Lewis and will be fun to read. Since there’s so many short entries, I’m planning on picking several that stood out for me. If you love classics in literature and nonfiction, I think you’ll really enjoy going through this one!
From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey by James Stuart Bell & Anthony P. Dawson
C. S. Lewis was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. But who influenced C. S. Lewis? What were the sources of his inspiration? Who were his spiritual mentors?
Drawn from Lewis’s personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, this book includes more than 200 selections from literary giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as more contemporary writers such as G. K. Chesterton, Dorothy L. Sayers, George MacDonald, and J.R.R. Tolkien, providing a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis’s own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth.
Discussion date: May 18, 2017
You can find all of the previous discussions here! Please feel free to join in any of them. You can never talk to much about Tolkien or Lewis!