His death went unnoticed, as he died the same day John F. Kennedy was shot, but his works are some of the most widely read in English literature.
Originally an agnostic, he served in World War I and became a professor at Oxford and Cambridge.
He credits his Catholic friend and fellow writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “Lord of the Rings,” as being instrumental in bringing him to faith in Christ.
Among his most notable books are: The Screwtape Letters; Miracles; The Problem of Pain; Abolition of Man; and The Chronicles of Narnia, which include The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe.
His name was C.S. Lewis, born this day, November 29, 1898.
Over 200 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide and continue to sell at a rate of a million copies a year, even forty years after his death.
In his book “Mere Christianity,” C.S. Lewis wrote:
“All that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”