C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Message

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C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Message
Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1999

C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Message

Reviewer Bruce W. Young

C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Message presents eleven of the fourteen addresses given at the December 1998 Brigham Young University conference commemorating the hundredth anniversary of C. S. Lewis's birth. These strong and diverse essays are valuable for both newcomers and confirmed Lewis enthusiasts.

The point of The Man and His Message is explicitly "not to canonize C. S. Lewis, but to appreciate him," and the authors carefully avoid "contorting" him into a Latter-day Saint. They spend little time comparing Lewis's thought and LDS doctrine, yet the connections between Lewis and the restored gospel are constantly implied, and several essayists argue that Lewis, despite his lack of prophetic authority, can serve Latter-day Saints as a source of insight and as an example of Christian discipleship.

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