Fridays Are For One Question

A few years ago, we tried to read The Chronicles of Narnia to the kids. It did not go well.

Older English, 15 page chapters – it was not a “jolly good” time. But now things have changed.

We are two chapters into The Magician’s Nephew. Andi is a little disturbed that Polly is missing, but Joshua is all hands on deck with magical yellow rings. My favorite quote so far, in 2 chapters, comes from Digory:

“Adults are always coming up with uninteresting explanations.”


So today’s question might be a little isolating, but I feel like that CS Lewis has played a major role at some point in many people’s spiritual development. So today’s question revolves around him:

“Do you have a favorite CS Lewis quote?”

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  • Carrie says:

    I never read these until adulthood. My favorite *book* is the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. However, my favorite *scene* is the creation scene in The Magician’s Nephew.

    Focus on the Family Radio Theater has awesome versions of these on audio. Great in the van!

  • Becky says:

    “It is certainly my opinion that a book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.”

    I love that quote.

  • Dominick says:

    I am a big fan of Jack, his writing has definitely affected my walk in a good way.

    One of my favorite quotes of his comes from The Four Loves-

    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

  • Stephen Z says:

    “We are far too easily pleased.”
    –The Weight of Glory

  • Jared B. says:

    Right now, my favorite Lewis quote is the last several paragraphs of his address “Is Theology Poetry?” Currently, it is included in the publication of The Weight of Glory.

    I cannot quote all of that here, but the last sentence may be the best:
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

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