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A Short Survey

A Short Survey

Postby Arwen » 06 Mar 2006, 22:24

If you would please take a moment to complete this short survey, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

1. Describe C.S. Lewis in one word.

2. Has Lewis (or his books) made an impact on you? If so, how?

3. Which book that Lewis has written is your favorite? Why?
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re: A Short Survey

Postby A#minor » 06 Mar 2006, 22:35

1. Logical

2. CON helped me through some dark years in my teens. Screwtape helped me to see life as a battlefield where the good guys win in the end. Lewis' general truthful outlook on the Christian life has been an eye-opener to how we deceive ourselves and excuse our sin.

3. Chronicles of Narnia (all of them) - b/c they are so full of meaning and are enjoyable reads.
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Erekose » 06 Mar 2006, 22:47

1. Inventive

2. Everything makes an impact. Not sure exactly what impact Lewis made on me, but to be sure, he did/does

3. Magicians Nephew. Although the second to last of the CoN I read, its my favourite
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Lara » 06 Mar 2006, 23:06

1) Brilliant

2) Earth shattering. He made me realize I could be a christian without being in-yer-face type, which always made me uncomfortable.

3) The Great Divorce; It makes me laugh and long for heaven at the same time.
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Re: A Short Survey

Postby Karen » 06 Mar 2006, 23:13

1. Christian

2. Yes. Surprised by Joy was instrumental in my conversion.

3. The Screwtape Letters. It's a brilliant conceit, wonderfully written, and profoundly true.
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Re: A Short Survey

Postby carol » 07 Mar 2006, 04:19

Arwen wrote:1. Describe C.S. Lewis in one word.

2. Has Lewis (or his books) made an impact on you? If so, how?

3. Which book that Lewis has written is your favorite? Why?



1. Inspired. (tempted to say deceased?)

2. Yes, challenged me to think more about my faith. And to read difficult books like Miracles. And try to be logical, and rational, and well-reasoned in my arguments. And encouraged me to keep enjoying fantasy, myth and creativity in the expression of my faith.

3. Probably LWW, but it changes from time to time.
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Pete » 07 Mar 2006, 13:36

Arwen wrote:1. Describe C.S. Lewis in one word.

Intelligent.

Arwen wrote:2. Has Lewis (or his books) made an impact on you? If so, how?

Definitely, one of the ways His books have done that (for me) have helped me see/explain different parts of my spiritual journey in a different light and different understanding - as well as other peoples and even broader than that.

Arwen wrote:3. Which book that Lewis has written is your favorite? Why?

Well...that's a hard one, I'd have to say The Horse & His Boy and The Last Battle but I'd also say the Space Trilogy...but my number one being H&HB because of the Moses-like moment that Shasta/Cor has with Aslan, and because I can relate so much to his character (and to Moses) in those moments and their journies prior to their special encounters.
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Monica » 07 Mar 2006, 14:05

1. Inspired. (Thanks, Carol - that's the best word.)
2. Brought me back to the faith.
3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- it presages our own voyage to the Utter East.
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Rosie Cotton » 10 Mar 2006, 02:34

1) wonderful!

2) He has impacted my life in that parts of his books have put words to thoughts and feelings that in me were "dumbly struggling for utterance". I wish I was as good with words! And the solemn fragrance of Aslan enriches my worship of Jesus Himself.

3) I think I pick up The Great Divorce more often than the others. Ditto on Lara's reasons above!
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Re: A Short Survey

Postby Jimbo » 10 Mar 2006, 20:35

Arwen wrote:If you would please take a moment to complete this short survey, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

1. Describe C.S. Lewis in one word.

2. Has Lewis (or his books) made an impact on you? If so, how?

3. Which book that Lewis has written is your favorite? Why?


1. Comforting

2. Yes. Surprised by Joy most specifically. I love the moment when he hears the hard boiled atheist acknowledge, "Rum thing. All that stuff of Frazer's Dying God. Rum thing. It almost looks as if it had really happened once." The logic, the humor, the grace of it all. Brilliant.

3. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I think it's because of the adventure of the sea and sailing to where the sky and water meet. And Reepicheep's faith and farewell...
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Paul F. Ford » 19 Mar 2006, 17:01

1. Spell-weaving (see The Weight of Glory, ¶5)

2. He gave/gives me hope.

3. The Great Divorce
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re: A Short Survey

Postby bekkah2008 » 01 Apr 2006, 22:07

1. Inspiring and Brillant
2.he has challange me to think about my faith and he has made my faith grow!
3. I must say The Lion, The Witch and The Wadrobe or The Last Battle
They have made me start thinking of what my faith really means to me. They also beautifully written.
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re: A Short Survey

Postby Guest » 02 Apr 2006, 18:32

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