Collect of the Day: Clive Staples Lewis, Writer, 1962

November 24, 2009

Today, our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church honor C.S. Lewis. From today’s Daily Office,

O God of searing truth and surpassing beauty, we give you thanks for Clive Staples Lewis, whose sanctified imagination lights fires of faith in young and old alike. Surprise us also with your joy and draw us into that new and abundant life which is ours in Christ Jesus, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Here’s an appreciative, though critical, recent essay on Mere Christianity, by Anglican bishop and New Testament scholar N.T. Wright, who himself wrote a very fine apologetic book called Simply Christian, which I’d recommend to everyone.

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