In Memoriam Clive Staples Lewis

As the world remembers today the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, let us also remember that C. S. Lewis—writer, poet, theologian, and myth-maker—also died on November 22, 1963. Only an hour before President Kennedy died, Lewis also began, in his words, “Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read”:

And as He spoke He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this is the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

Simon Usborne interviewed Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham about his memories of the man.

Here is a reflection focusing on Lewis as a person of faith.