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You too?

I’d like some feedback please, just a minute or more from the dozens of you who stop by.

Many people feel intimidated by C. S. Lewis. A bunch of people confess (usually to my well-placed spies rather than to me) to feeling intimidated by ME as I talk about the man. You too?

Tell me about the experience of intimidation surrounding CSL. I know when I read a really carefully-researched book about him, I feel as though I’ve never had an original thought about the guy, and that I’ve been nothing but lazy in my avid pursuit of everything I can get my hands on. You too?

And then I open the pages, and geeeez…the guy drops so many literary names, I think I’ll never have time for one tenth of the BEST of it. You too?

I mean, I got a little game when it comes to this author, but I’m wondering why this intimidation keeps coming up, and if it’s common to those who read this. So, please, put on your boots and take some time to post a comment, on this or something even tangentially related, woncha? Oh, and sorry for the very inside lil pun in that last sentence. Gold star if you got it.

Besides, it helps me to frame up and to understand my own experience when I hear those of others.

You too?


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Dear Colleagues, Friends and Family,

I hold in my hot little hands the first copy of the long-awaited fruit of our labor. Mere Christians: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis has arrived at the publisher, who’s passed on one copy.

A thousand thanks to the many of you who contributed (or wanted to), listened to me rant and rave, prayed, asked, booked me to speak (or may want to), and encouraged me and Mary Anne as we made it to this day.

Those in the Chicagoland Area are more than welcome to join us for the book launch on Thursday, 12 February at the Marion E Wade Center on the campus of Wheaton College from 4-5 pm. Please contact the Wade at 630-752-5908 for more info.

If you want a copy of your own, you can find it on all of the book sites incl. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mere-Christians-Inspiring-Stories-Encounters/dp/0801071844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232740462&sr=1-1

It ships 1 Feb (NINE DAYS!); I’m still finding out which retail outlet will carry it. Also, at least two Christian book clubs will release editions.

If you’d like to arrange a speaking engagement or book signing for groups of any size, please feel free to contact me at cslewisprofessor@gmail.com.

But I didn’t sit down to advertise–rather I wanted to share my excitement with you today and to offer my thanks for your enthusiasm and support. Huzzah!



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Debuting Feb. 1, Mere Christians: Inspiring Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis gathers fifty-five accounts of Lewis’s profound influence.  Find it here, where you can See Inside.

You want Andrew to come to your church, school, or book group to talk about the book and the life and work of C. S. Lewis?  Contact him by clicking here.

And now back to your regularly scheduled day.

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