Letters to an American Lady
On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters to an American woman he had never met but would maintain a correspondence with for the rest of his life.
Ranging broadly in subject matter, Lewis s letters discuss topics as profound as the love of God and as frivolous as preferences in cats. Lewis himself clearly had no idea that these letters would ever see publication, but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings -- a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to another Christian through the day-to-day joys and sorrows of ordinary life.
Letters to an American Lady stands as a fascinating and moving testimony to the remarkable humanity and even more remarkable Christianity of C. S. Lewis.
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A window into Lewis' private thoughtsUser Review - anxhawkeye - Christianbook.com
C.S. Lewis' private correspondence is consistent with his books. This collection of responses sent to an American woman who initiated a correspondence with him shows his private thoughts and feelings ... Read full review
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