Of Lions, Dragons and Turkish Delight: C. S. Lewis for Latter-day Saints (Talk on CD)
This Bookshelf Single is a written transcript of the original audio talk.
C. S. Lewis is loved by many Latter-day Saints who are intrigued by insights in his books that parallel LDS doctrines. In this inspiring presentation, S. Michael Wilcox discusses Lewis's perspectives on such topics as:
- Our ability to become like God
- The “divine homesickness” inside each of us that only God can satisfy
- God's desire to pour happiness into the hollow of our souls
- How to avoid today's “Turkish delights,” the obstacles to happiness that Satan puts in our path
You'll love this discussion about one of the greatest Christian writers by a gifted teacher and storyteller.
About the Author
S. Michael Wilcox received his PhD from the University of Colorado and taught for many years at the LDS Institute of Religion adjacent to the University of Utah. He has spoken to packed crowds at BYU Education Week and has hosted tours to the Holy Land and to Church history sites. He has served in a variety of callings, including as bishop and counselor in a stake presidency. He has written many articles and books, including House of Glory, Sunset, 10 Great Souls I Want to Meet in Heaven, and Finding Hope. He and his late wife, Laurie, are the parents of five children.
by Customer - reviewed on September 10, 2008
If you love C.S. Lewis or want to get to know his writings better this is a great CD for you. Micheal Wilcox does a great job of pulling together the writings of Lewis and showing how they easily fit into LDS doctrine. I love this CD and have loaned it out to many friends
by Customer - reviewed on October 16, 2008
Great CD for C.S. Lewis fans or those that are just becoming acquainted with Lewis's writings. Wilcox does an excellent job of pulling Lewis's writings and LDS doctrine together in a wonderful fireside format
If you love Lewis you'll love this talk!
by Sierra - reviewed on August 25, 2012
Absolutely wonderful! Wilcox has spent years studying the writings of C.S. Lewis and presents them here in such and uplifting and thought provoking way. Definitely one to listen to again and again.
by Robin - reviewed on April 28, 2008
This talk on CD is a chance to sit at the feet of a master teacher and storyteller. Brother Wilcox's knowledge regarding C.S. Lewis' life and writings are full of insightful interpretations. His enthusiasm for his subject and his presentation style makes this talk worth owning. It has moments that are both spiritual and at times humorous. His many insightful teachings made me ponder long after listening. This is a talk I will listen to again and again. The cd was 160 min(2 discs) and I still wanted more!
by Customer - reviewed on September 24, 2008
Love this author!