I've been noticing something lately: Whenever I post a passage from C. S. Lewis anywhere, the general reaction is a particularly warm and personal one. People speak of wishing to meet him, talk with him, sit down and have tea with him. Comedian Mike Nelson (of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and RiffTrax fame) once spoke of "the warm embrace of C. S. Lewis."
I used to think that the reason Lewis is still one of the most popular Christian writers, nearly 40 years after his death, was his unique blend of reason and imagination. That's part of it -- but I realize now, it's not all.
The qualities that shine through even Lewis's most detached and formal work are a warmth, a humility, and a generosity of spirit that still affect readers powerfully.
That inspires a question for all of you: Do we have any Lewises today? Are there any Christian writers whose work draws our hearts to them, as well as our minds -- and through this, draws both hearts and minds nearer to Christ?