For the A to Z blogging challenge I’ve decided to blog about the 1940′s. And in the spirit of the 1940′s, at the end of the month, I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of one of my favorite books, Summer at Tiffany, to one of my newsletter subscribers (sign-up on the sidebar if you are so inclined.) It’s a light-hearted memoir of two college girls let loose in New York City for a summer. What a hoot.
C.S. Lewis, author of the Chronicles of Narnia, gave a series of broadcasts for the BBC during WWII. England was under attack in ways that people in America could only imagine. During night raids in London families would sleep in the underground railway system for safety. Can you imagine?
To this generation, C. S. Lewis was asked to speak. To explain in layman’s terms what Christians believe. To unite and uplift the people enduring blackouts, rationing, and constant bombings. To comfort a suffering people.
A layman himself, Lewis was well chosen to explain Christian belief, as it was while he was trying to disprove Christianity, he became a Christ follower.
These fifteen minute talks had a profound effect on the people of the time, and led to Lewis writing Mere Christianity, a pivotal book in the field of apologetics.
Here is a video of the voice-actors who perform the audio version:
C.S Lewis’s surviving BBC radio address