From the beloved children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia to the brilliant and thought-provoking essays of Mere Christianity, Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) wrote the kind of books he thought he'd like to read. A remarkable man, his writings have intrigued, captivated, and inspired people from all walks of life, including the Latter-day Saints. Lewis is one of the non-LDS writers most quoted by LDS authors and General Authorities.
Join prominent LDS scholars as they explore C.S. Lewis's writings on the relationship of God to man, the necessity for free will, the nature of man, life's opportunities for joy, the lessons of pain, and the Godhood of Jesus Christ. This presentation also includes brief biographical sketches of Lewis's life as well as readings from his work by noted poet Leslie Norris.The bonus materials on this DVD include excerpts from a conference held at Brigham Young University in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of C. S. Lewis. Presenters include Elder Neal A. Maxwell, Robert L. Millet, Andrew C. Skinner, and others.
I enjoyed the multiple viewpoints of various LDS scholars and even one non-LDS scholar regarding the writings of C S Lewis and his profound insights into Christianity. I have enjoyed the works of C S Lewis immensely - both his fiction and non-fiction works. This DVD gave me added understanding about the life of C S Lewis as well as giving me a peek into how other intellectuals feel about his works too.
I had difficulty with this video. Four LDS scholars talking on a panel could be a delightful thing. It's just that I don't think it turned out that way here. The banter throughout was incomprehensibly nebulous. They seemed to be enjoying themselves; I wasn't. Even C.S. Lewis' segue quotes left me wondering, "What value?"
There was one redeeming piece of content, however. It was found in the extras. It was Elder Neal A. Maxwell sharing his observations about Lewis in relation to discipleship.
Otherwise, I would pass on this DVD.