The real C.S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

-C.S. Lewis

Many people know the small facts about Clive Staples Lewis, that he was a great author, great debator and a Christian man. But what many people don’t know is that he used to be a devout athiest, and that he had many hardships in his life. In his late life, he married a woman named Joy Gresham.  Before they married, they were great friends. In fact, the only reason he married her was so that she could retain British residency. Her residency was going to expire, and she didn’t want to Britain because her husband in America was abusive, and she would have to go back to him. So she divorced her husband and married Lewis, but only after he asked her to. They did not live together, but stayed friends until a few years later, when Joy found out that she had cancer. It was then that Lewis found out he really did love her, and then he proposed to marry her properly, “Before God.” But a few years later, Joy died, leaving two sons for Lewis to take care of. Lewis was devastated, and wrote: “It is hard to have patience with people who say ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.”  Three years after Joy died, C.S. Lewis died. November 22, 1963—the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. Amazing, isn’t it?
He was a normal guy with normal hardships, but I also think he was brilliant, and majorly blessed with a knowledge not many people have. So for those that already knew this and are rolling their eyes because they’ve heard it all before, STUFF IT! 😆 And to those who haven’t heard it..well, you just learned a little tidbit about my favorite author. Have a nice day. 😉



10 responses to “The real C.S. Lewis

  1. Great post, v. informative.

    Whoa! Someone actually COMMENTED! 😉

  2. oh yea narnia gi 2 my siteim quitting my blog
    yeah forgot 2 tell ya! anyway im quitting my piczo blog im not deleting it tho. i will be back 2 ur website every,like 3 weeks-to a month to cheak up on ya OK?

    Whoa! That was sudden! I’ll miss reading your posts! (I did swing by every now and then to check out your stuff, it’s always a great read!) Sorry to see you go, come back every now and then!!

  3. how come no one comes here anymore? where is everyone? what happened to opus and posting? lol. ill always visit this place, even if im the only one =]

    I honestly don’t know. I guess I just got boring! :D. Oh, and I think Opus is busy on other sites. We all kind of hang out at Brian’s now. It’s fun. 🙂

  4. lol, i dont think youre boring!!! i think youre super interesting!!!

  5. i really want to read the rest of the narnia series. ive read thelion teh witch and the wardrobe and prince caspian. in what order should i read the others?

    I would do Voyage of the dawn treader next, then the Silver Chair, then Horse and His Boy, and then Dawn Treader, and then Magician’s Nephew.

  6. Thanks!! I’m glad to hear it. 😉

  7. okay…so

    dawn treader
    silver chair
    horse and his boy
    dawn treader
    magician nephew…

    ummm, you kinda listed dawn treader twice, lol. im guessing i should read the last battle last, or just before magician’s nephew then. thanks for your help!

    Whoops! 😉 Yeah, I would recommend you read MN last, because that is the beginning of it all, and it’s just really cool.

  8. oh, and about the deep posts comment you left on brian’s site, i know i havent done a deep post in about a month, lol, but if i do it every week it would be…not so special, you know what i mean? but i have some really cool deep posts planned.

    Awesome! Sounds good.

  9. So, how have you been, Narnia?

    Oh, all right. At the moment I am busy with school, but life goes on.

  10. update on me wuiting; im wquitting for good. no more coming to see ANYONE. Sorry. i will miss u SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!
    i ish u the BEST future for this blog!
    will always remember u!

    AH!!! NOOOO! Why are you quitting!?! Anyway, I’ll miss you!

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