Tuesday, November 25, 2008

C.S. Lewis Interview: Emerging Scholars Network

The Emerging Scholars Network recently featured an interview with me about my book Conversations with C.S. Lewis. Here's an excerpt:

Why did you create a fictional story to introduce readers to C. S. Lewis?

There are a lot of books out about Lewis, defending the faith, and the viability of Christianity in light of other philosophies, but they are written in a traditional nonfiction format, which doesn’t appeal to everyone. Since most people like stories, myself included, it occurred to me that a story featuring Lewis as one of the main characters would appeal to a broader audience than a more traditional nonfiction book. The fictional format also allows for more entertaining settings and characters. Of course, fiction can also communicate truth, like Christ’s use of parables in the New Testament.

Read the entire interview here.

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