Have you ever wanted to meet the man behind the magical land of Narnia? Now you can! Let this book introduce you to C. S. Lewis, the Oxford tutor and Cambridge Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature who wrote the seven books The Chronicles of Narnia. Learn what made the creator of the most beloved fairy tales of the 20th century the man he was. Along the way you will visit all the important places of Lewiss life from Belfast, Northern Ireland to the trenches in France, from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to the steps of the Parthenon in Greece. On this fascinating trip you will also meet some of Lewiss family members his father Albert, the police court lawyer, his brilliant mother Flora and his funloving brother Warren. You will be introduced to some of Lewiss best friends and most important companions like J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and Joy Davidman Gresham, the poet and novelist whom Lewis married late in life. Our sources of transportation for this journey will be varied. Mainly we will be using a good bit of historical imagination. As we do so we will join Jack in a horsedrawn carriage as he goes off to boarding school for the first time. We will travel with the Lewis brothers numerous times by steamship across the Irish Sea, back and forth to England where they were educated. We will join Jack atop a red, doubledecker bus where he meets, of all people, God. And we will bump along in Warrens sidecar as he takes his brother Jack to Whipsnade Zoo, the place where Jack will begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Last but not least, we will even fly with Jack and Joy on an airplane to Greece where they will climb to the top of the Acropolis in Athens only months before Joys death. As we journey through C. S. Jack Lewiss 65 years of life on planet earth, from 1898 to 1963 (he died the same day as JFK) we will see how Jack dealt with many painful experiences the loss of his mother to cancer at age 9 separation from his home when he was sent to boarding school the same year being wounded in the trenches of France during World War I caring for the elderly mother of a schoolmate who died in the First World War the loss of his best friend at the end of World War II his brother Warrens alcoholism his late in life marriage to Joy and her subsequent death from cancer just four years laterLearn about Jacks vast reading of all the great lit
Professor Of Narnia was published by Believe Books in October 2008. The ISBN for Professor Of Narnia is 9780981706108.