As we have started a new C. S. Lewis Society year, as we reckon our years, Kathy gave me a "New Year" gift. A book by H. Dennis Fisher, As the Sun Has Risen: Scriptural Reflections on C.S. Lewis' Life and Literature. This book was published in 2015 and the publisher is Discovery House.
My book review:
The edition I have is a cloth covered hardcover, with nice paper (feel and weight) - if you are into those particulars. The title is taken from the famous ending to Lewis' "Is Theology Poetry?" a paper Lewis read to the Oxford University Socratic Club in 1944. You can find this address in The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses, the book we just finished discussing. Mr. Fisher has waded into crowded territory. I believe I own five such books and I am pretty sure I have owned others over the years. There are also a few volumes I know about that I paged through at the bookstore and passed on. The crowded territory is the Daily Lewis Devotion/Thought genre. One of my favorites is The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C.S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper. What makes Fisher's volume stand out is that he uses all of Lewis for his daily readings. Lewis the author of Narnia and the Space Trilogy, Mere Christianity and Miracles, personal letters and essays, and the often neglected (especially by me) academic works. In addition to the full Lewis being used, each reading includes a scripture and guidance for further information, usually with the book and chapter listed, a very nice and helpful addition. If you did not buy everything you needed on Black Friday, consider this book.
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but by it I see everything else."