Quoted by pastors and read by children, Clive Staples Lewis was no doubt the most significant atheist-turned-Christian of the last century. Many know him only as the creator of Narnia, while others see him primarily as a defender of the faith. And yet there’s so much more to learn about this Irish country boy who grew up to live through two world wars and influence millions through his books, lectures, and war-time radio talks.
In 2013, Focus on the Family commissioned a fascinating documentary in honor of the 50th anniversary of Lewis’ passing. Gathering stories from the author’s friends, family, and fellow like-minded academic enthusiasts, this documentary tells the little known story of how C. S. Lewis came to write Mere Christianity through a time of war, while also shedding light on the far-reaching impact of his life and body of works.
C. S. Lewis at War is a powerful and entertaining radio theatre–style recording that brings to life an amazing period in history, providing rare insight into Lewis’ life, friends, and family, illuminating a time of personal difficulty that also brought forth some of his most influential works: The Screwtape Letters, The Problem of Pain, and Mere Christianity. Recorded in London and written by Paul McCusker, the script comes alive with a full cast of award-winning British voice actors, cinematic sound effects, and an original score.