Exploring C.S Lewis

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 / 8:00 pm
Exploring C.S Lewis

NEW Book Club - Thursday at 8PM

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Exploring C.s Lewis is a new Book Club from Sanctuary First. Every week on Thursday at 8PM Sandy Smith will lead an online book club focusing on the works of C.S Lewis. The first of C.S Lewis's books covered in this Club will be 'Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life'. This first run of the Club will start on the 1st of October and finish on the 31st of October, which the chapters divided evenly between the five weeks. 

This book club is offered primarily to all those who have perhaps not read anything of Lewis or very little and will serve as an introduction into the man himself, who he was, what he stood for and what he believed in. That said, if you have read or re-read some titles many times you will still be welcome to take the journey but be aware, you might be travelling with beginners.

If you love books, are looking to be part of a new book club and are willing and keen to meeting and chat with new people, then come along and join us on Thursday at 8PM for 'Exploring C.S Lewis!

Find out more on the book club in Sandy's Blog: New Book Club — Exploring C.S. Lewis

The book is availible to buy on Kindle, paper copy's via amazon and as an audio book, however we would recomend getting a text copy if this is possible for you. 

The books are also widley availible in high street book stores and in local librarys. 

Buy a paper copy from Blackwells

Buy a Paper copy, kindle and audiobook options from Amazon

Thursday 1st  ‘The early years’  (Chapters 1-3, focus on Belfast)

Thursday  8th  ‘School Days’ ( Chapters 4-8)

Thursday 15th ‘Teenager’ (Chapters 9-10)

Thursday 22nd ‘Check ‘(Chapters 11-12)

This week we will be reading chapters 11-12 discussion questions will be sent to participants via email.

Thursday 29th ‘Checkmate’ (Chapters 13-15)

Re-Cap Weeks 1-10

So far we have covered:

Title of the Book – Wordsworth Poem, Preface- reasons for writing the book.

Visuals of location of his birthplace , boyhood home and school attended in Belfast

Overview of his life, emphasis on recorded episode of the Toy Garden and Sehnsucht that happened in garden of Dundela Villas in Belfast , his mother’s illness and death.

Attendance at Robert Capron’s School in Watford ( Chapter 2)

Return to Belfast and introduction to the Ewart Family from Mount Bracken (Glenmachen) and Campbell College his former school.

Discussion point on Lewis’s understanding of Prayer.  We pray to God as Sovereign not as “magician”.

His mother’s death. A life changing event but not a “religious experience” and not a significant event in his shift in the direction of Atheism.


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