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From his earliest childhood, C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about li From his earliest childhood, C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about life and faith headfirst. Convinced that the story of Jesus Christ is the truest of all stories, and known for searching out the truth with honesty, clarity, and imagination, the former atheist would become one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century.


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From his earliest childhood, C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about li From his earliest childhood, C.S. Lewis (1898 -1963) loved to hear and tell stories. Persuaded that stories could reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, the literature professor would write more than thirty books, including science fiction, theology, literary criticism, and fantasy. In an era marked by two world wars, Lewis attacked tough questions about life and faith headfirst. Convinced that the story of Jesus Christ is the truest of all stories, and known for searching out the truth with honesty, clarity, and imagination, the former atheist would become one of the most influential Christians of the twentieth century.

30 review for C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller

  1. 5 out of 5

    Calvin Edwards

    This book was even better the second time! I loved it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ruthie Schmeichel

    Every time I read this book, I want to read The Chronicles of Narnia right afterward. This is one of my favorites — I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Clare S-B

    I enjoyed reading about the life of C. S. Lewis and finding out a few more things I did not know. The writing of this particular book was not spectacular or overly engaging, but I still enjoyed it because it was on C. S. Lewis' life. I particularly enjoyed the last half though which had things like the first names of many of his books before they were published and of course the order in which they were written and published and other things about his writing life and inspiration. I enjoyed reading about the life of C. S. Lewis and finding out a few more things I did not know. The writing of this particular book was not spectacular or overly engaging, but I still enjoyed it because it was on C. S. Lewis' life. I particularly enjoyed the last half though which had things like the first names of many of his books before they were published and of course the order in which they were written and published and other things about his writing life and inspiration.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    of course 5 stars I'm so happy to know more about this Master storyteller of course 5 stars I'm so happy to know more about this Master storyteller

  5. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This sums up so much. "Any fool can write learned language. The vernacular is the real test. If you can't turn your faith into it, then either you don't understand it, or you don't believe it." This sums up so much. "Any fool can write learned language. The vernacular is the real test. If you can't turn your faith into it, then either you don't understand it, or you don't believe it."

  6. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Chind

    Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.    The last several weeks most nights I have been reading aloud and taking turns with my Second Grader to read  C.S Lewis, Master Storyteller from the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series by YWAM Publishing {aff} which we were blessed to receive for review as well as a CD Unit Study Guide Curriculum. The book is also available an audiobook and eBook versions and the study guide is available as a download as well. Ours is a physical paperback and CD Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.    The last several weeks most nights I have been reading aloud and taking turns with my Second Grader to read  C.S Lewis, Master Storyteller from the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series by YWAM Publishing {aff} which we were blessed to receive for review as well as a CD Unit Study Guide Curriculum. The book is also available an audiobook and eBook versions and the study guide is available as a download as well. Ours is a physical paperback and CD. The book is very good quality with a glossy cover and is the size of an average trade paperback book with just over 190 pages. On the YWAM website you can see through ISSUU a sample of the book and some screen prints of a sample study guide. My own childhood was filled with knowledge of the Narnia stories written by "Master Storyteller" C.S. Lewis through BBC dramatizations that had been recorded onto VHS tapes from a PBS special. It was not until after I was married that I actually purchased an omnibus of the series and started to read and get an idea about what all the fuss what about. Within a few years, the newer movie versions started to come to theatre, then add on my own children and we have started to read the series as read aloud storytime books. In my own time, I've read quite a few of Lewis' apologetical devotionals as well as fallen in love with the use of the C.S. Lewis Study Bible also. Thus, I was delighted to start reading Christian Heroes: Then & Now C.S. Lewis, Master Storyteller by Janet & Geoff Benge. I had seen YWAM books and biographies mentioned on various homeschool lists over the last few years in my searching lists, but this is my first experience with one, and I'm very happy with it and definitely plan to look into their books in the future with other characters we need to know from history. From my own experience of words here and there I knew that Lewis was at one point in his life a staunch atheist, but I had not known until reading this with my children that he was quite a faithfilled Christian earlier in his life before he drifted away and then was influenced by a particular tutor. The prose of this autobiography is like a novel, but filled with facts and truth from youth forward and is bringing history alive for our whole family. Reading about the events in the all-boys school and then experiencing the depressions in his family surround him, and even the starting points of the first World War was powerful and educational. The writers of this book have done an incredible job. I am enjoying it, my advanced six year old is enjoying it and my four year old is enjoying the story even if not really holding on to it. She enjoys it as a story. We have enjoyed reading C.S. Lewis, Master Storyteller as our bedtime story. [ETA as requested more detail from the blog tour anchor team.] As I've already mentioned, the biography itself was delightful. However, I'd like to also note that the study guide is great as well. It is filled with a plethora of information that could take this one small biography and lead toward a semester or more of study. It is a CD-Rom, which when entered into the computer provides a short trailer video blip for the series. Such as the Christian Heroes: Then & Now which features Christian examples of people in history that have stood up and provided models of a good way to live and grow the faith and fellowship in Christ. Within the CD-Rom there are PDF printables that include maps, as well as discussion points in the actual guide document. In our home, before we read C.S. Lewis Master Storyteller I read through the study guide and made choices of things to point out. Such as the Key Bible Verse (see image above) and then as we read the story and Jack's example exemplified the verse I pointed it out to my girls and we talked about it further as well as underlined the verse in AppleBlossom's personal Bible. We used the study guide to expand the biography across the curriculum. Mainly it was a character and Bible story, but there was also imprints of geographical lessons as well as vocabulary and more. I appreciated the discussion that we were able to maintain through out our entire use of this program. What I found is that I would definitely like to continue to use YWAM products in our future homeschool especially the biographies. The study guide was good, but not absolutely fabulous as most of it was geared toward a group setting - but in that statement it would make a great resource for a Sunday School or Wednesday Bible study or some such. It is a great product.   This review was originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Christine Stobbe

    This book is about the life of C.S. Lewis: a glimpse into the world of an intensely private person. I have read other biographies of Lewis, and this one brought out some unique angles, including Lewis' extreme generosity and humility, as well as his great literary and professional success. I think the book could have been better written. I found the writing passive and wordy, hard to follow in places, with a tendency to occasionally interrupt the narrative with an aside in brackets that distract This book is about the life of C.S. Lewis: a glimpse into the world of an intensely private person. I have read other biographies of Lewis, and this one brought out some unique angles, including Lewis' extreme generosity and humility, as well as his great literary and professional success. I think the book could have been better written. I found the writing passive and wordy, hard to follow in places, with a tendency to occasionally interrupt the narrative with an aside in brackets that distracted from the current story with irrelevant information. The book was packed with facts about Lewis, but told in a dry, unengaging style, and not always in an order that made sense to me. In some places this book required effort to continue reading; yet in others, the text was interesting. The use of an omniscient narrator detracted from the book, I felt, and most of the story was "told" not "shown," which cannot always be avoided in a biography. However, I have read more engaging books from this series and these authors. For holding the attention of younger readers, this book comes up short, but for educational purposes, it is an acceptable textbook of the events of Lewis' life.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    A delightful biography of one of my favorite people, C.S. "Jack" Lewis. Lewis' fiction is enjoyable and wondrous while his nonfiction is captivating and heartening. From his Christian apologetics to his coining of "chronological snobbery" to Narnia and The Space Trilogy, Lewis' works give exercise to both the heart and the mind. Here, in C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller, we get to see inside the man's life history: what shaped him, how he grew up, and how the inspiration for Tolkien's Treebeard liv A delightful biography of one of my favorite people, C.S. "Jack" Lewis. Lewis' fiction is enjoyable and wondrous while his nonfiction is captivating and heartening. From his Christian apologetics to his coining of "chronological snobbery" to Narnia and The Space Trilogy, Lewis' works give exercise to both the heart and the mind. Here, in C.S. Lewis: Master Storyteller, we get to see inside the man's life history: what shaped him, how he grew up, and how the inspiration for Tolkien's Treebeard lived. Not all of my terms for and references to Jack are found in the book, but come from other sources. However, this book does a great job of chronicling the life of one of Christianity's greatest apologists and one of Western civilization's best authors.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kristen

    Note: I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As I read through the book and learned more about Lewis, I wanted to read more and more about him. I also found myself wanting to read more books written by him, Tolkien, and Chesterton. I really think the best books make us want to read more books. I found myself also wanted to pick up more biographies about Lewis to learn more details. I think this is the perfect biography for a m Note: I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. As I read through the book and learned more about Lewis, I wanted to read more and more about him. I also found myself wanting to read more books written by him, Tolkien, and Chesterton. I really think the best books make us want to read more books. I found myself also wanted to pick up more biographies about Lewis to learn more details. I think this is the perfect biography for a middle school or high school student to start with on their journey to learn about this Master Storyteller.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Abhy Nadar

    A great book. Enjoyed reading every page of this book. It transports you successfully to that era in Ireland and England. It moves through C. S. Lewis's life at just the right pace ensuring that you are never bored. It brings to your notice so many excellent authors. Includes many insights into C. S. Lewis. Anyone should be able to read this book - Christians and non-Christians alike. If you have read Chronicles of Narnia then you should read this to know how those books came about. A great book. Enjoyed reading every page of this book. It transports you successfully to that era in Ireland and England. It moves through C. S. Lewis's life at just the right pace ensuring that you are never bored. It brings to your notice so many excellent authors. Includes many insights into C. S. Lewis. Anyone should be able to read this book - Christians and non-Christians alike. If you have read Chronicles of Narnia then you should read this to know how those books came about.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    This was a pretty good biography about C.S. Lewis. It was interesting to read about the back story to his books. If you haven't read the Narnia series, be sure to read it first because this book is full of spoilers about the series. I read these Christian Heroes books to be inspirational to my kids. I didn't feel like this really had any inspiration toward the faith life. In fact, some of it was a bit weird. This was a pretty good biography about C.S. Lewis. It was interesting to read about the back story to his books. If you haven't read the Narnia series, be sure to read it first because this book is full of spoilers about the series. I read these Christian Heroes books to be inspirational to my kids. I didn't feel like this really had any inspiration toward the faith life. In fact, some of it was a bit weird.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Wren

    Enjoyed reading about his life and where his ideas for stories came from. Most fantastic is that he became a Christian depsite being surrounded by people who weren't believers in Christ, and one of his most influential teachers was an atheist. Enjoyed reading about his life and where his ideas for stories came from. Most fantastic is that he became a Christian depsite being surrounded by people who weren't believers in Christ, and one of his most influential teachers was an atheist.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tim Schwamb

    Good biography of one of the best Christian writers. He was very private, so there were a lot of unanswered questions, but it was good to learn about the man behind the Chronicles of Narnia and so many other classics.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Benje

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  15. 4 out of 5

    K.C

    One of my favorite nonfiction books

  16. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    3 1/2 stars

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rylie Lees

    An interesting biography of C.S. Lewis! I enjoyed learning about him!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Stacey Thacker

    Great summary for younger readers.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    What an amazing individual! It was a joy to get to know him better. He was truly an inspirational man. I look forward to diving deeper into more of his work.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    I read this aloud to my 6, 9 and 11 year old who all love The Chronicles of Narnia. We all enjoyed the insight into Lewis's life and some more back ground information about many of his books. I read this aloud to my 6, 9 and 11 year old who all love The Chronicles of Narnia. We all enjoyed the insight into Lewis's life and some more back ground information about many of his books.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mary Goutermont

    This is an excellent book about the life of C.S. Lewis for children. Highly recommended.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Hester

    Fascinating insight into the life of C S Lewis. I noticed quite different things from what I remembered from the movie about his life.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    A wonderful insight into the life of the man who created Narnia and how God worked in his life until C.S. went to join Him.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Melanie

    I've only read some of C.S. Lewis's books and have loved each of them! It was interesting to learn more about him and his life, starting with the fact that from the age of two, he insisted on going by the name of Jack. I was fascinated to learn that, at one point, he was an atheist and later became one of the greatest Christian authors of all time. I read The Chronicles of Narnia with my children a few years ago and we found the parts that talked about that to be especially interesting. There was I've only read some of C.S. Lewis's books and have loved each of them! It was interesting to learn more about him and his life, starting with the fact that from the age of two, he insisted on going by the name of Jack. I was fascinated to learn that, at one point, he was an atheist and later became one of the greatest Christian authors of all time. I read The Chronicles of Narnia with my children a few years ago and we found the parts that talked about that to be especially interesting. There was also background given on some of his other books, which we enjoyed learning about as well. This is an excellent book for younger readers. I'm glad I read it with them since it sparked some interesting discussions and I learned quite a bit from it, too.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kori

    have to say the presentation here of an icon's life was not all that enthralling and since it is written for young readers, it just seems to me that this book couldn't keep the interest of them - but it is a biography and he goal is to give an accurate portrayal of the subject's life. At any rate - I learned a lot about Mr. Lewis that I didn't know before. He is shown here to be such a modest and generous person, almost too good to be true. His books have stood the test of time and we are fortun have to say the presentation here of an icon's life was not all that enthralling and since it is written for young readers, it just seems to me that this book couldn't keep the interest of them - but it is a biography and he goal is to give an accurate portrayal of the subject's life. At any rate - I learned a lot about Mr. Lewis that I didn't know before. He is shown here to be such a modest and generous person, almost too good to be true. His books have stood the test of time and we are fortunate to have them.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Molly

    Only three stars because this book drags. I read it aloud to my two boys. We are all huge fans of C.S.Lewis. It started out well, but in the middle you get the feeling the authors really had to dredge up the minutiae of his life to pad out the book. It would have been a snappier read if it was shorter. Having said all that, we enjoyed getting to know about his life and it was inspiring. Just not for a low attention span.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Katie Lorsch

    I read this book to get a feel for the language used in non-fiction books for younger kids. I learned a lot about C.S. Lewis (Jack) that I didn't know, and was really fascinated with the life he led, and what relationships and opportunities flowed into his life. I'm anxious to get my hands on some of his books. Anyway, I look forward to reading this to Tommy in 4+ years! I read this book to get a feel for the language used in non-fiction books for younger kids. I learned a lot about C.S. Lewis (Jack) that I didn't know, and was really fascinated with the life he led, and what relationships and opportunities flowed into his life. I'm anxious to get my hands on some of his books. Anyway, I look forward to reading this to Tommy in 4+ years!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Marice Hill

    It was a pleasure to learn more about this amazing man. I've always found his quotes inspirational and his stories captivating so it was interesting to see the man behind them. I'm not sure how interesting this book would be to young people, especially if they weren't familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia. It almost seems to be written more for adults. It was a pleasure to learn more about this amazing man. I've always found his quotes inspirational and his stories captivating so it was interesting to see the man behind them. I'm not sure how interesting this book would be to young people, especially if they weren't familiar with The Chronicles of Narnia. It almost seems to be written more for adults.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kristina

    I've read a few of the books in this series. I enjoy how quick and easy they are to read. They don't go too in depth, but just enough to appreciate the life of the person who the biography is about. I've read a few of the books in this series. I enjoy how quick and easy they are to read. They don't go too in depth, but just enough to appreciate the life of the person who the biography is about.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jenn Clark

    My kids and I love these christian heros books. They offer a wonderful read aloud family time and my kids love them and always beg to read "just one more chapter" They are all very interesting and leave the reader eager to read more! My kids and I love these christian heros books. They offer a wonderful read aloud family time and my kids love them and always beg to read "just one more chapter" They are all very interesting and leave the reader eager to read more!

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