This video brings together two series, the 10 Minute Book Talk with Dr. Brenton Dickieson (i.e., me), on Youtube, and what I want to do as a 5 Books Series here on http://www.aPilgrimInNarnia.com. I have had this video done for a while but still haven’t worked out any other part of the series. So I am pre-launching the series because I think this is a helpful video, and I get more questions about this topic than anything else.
Here, I talk about 5 biographies of C.S. Lewis, each with a different way of looking at his story. The conversation includes:
#1 A personal biography by student and friend, George Sayer, Jack: A Life of C.S. Lewis
#2 A baseline critical biography by Alister McGrath, C.S. Lewis: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet
#3 A controversial biography from a skeptical angle, A.N. Wilson, C.S. Lewis: A Biography
#4 A literary biography by American public intellectual Alan Jacobs, The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
#5 A biography of the spiritual life, Devin Brown, A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C.S. Lewis
I also make some comments about some other biographies of and books about C.S. Lewis, just because I’m not good at sticking with 5!