This one is titled C. S. Lewis at War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity.
It’s only 2.5-hours long, and the time goes by very quickly.
It also comes with an unabridged audiobook of Mere Christianity (~7.25 hours).
You probably know C.S. “Jack” Lewis as the man who wrote the wryly insightful The Screwtape Letters, the seven children’s stories comprising The Chronicles of Narnia and the masterful defense of Christian belief, Mere Christianity. You may not know that Jack was wounded in World War I. Or that he became a Christian while trying to argue against Christianity. Or that his best-known writings were produced against a backdrop of family difficulties, conflicts with his fellow academics and a world war that impacted every aspect of his life and writing.
Now, for the first time, the dramatic story of the life of C.S. Lewis and the events behind the creation of Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters are played out with a full cast of award-winning actors and an original music score—recorded in London, England, and on location in C.S. Lewis’ Oxford home. Also included in this package is a new, dramatic reading of Lewis’ Mere Christianity—capturing the clarity, intelligence and wit of Lewis’ words in a way not experienced before.
Forged against the hard realities of war and personal difficulty, Mere Christianity was created to speak to a generation that had lost its faith. Time has not diminished its power. Years later, it still articulates Christian truth with fresh relevancy—and the drama behind the book makes it truly come alive.
Related: Other Focus on the Family Radio Theatre stories include these:
- Narnia (cf. Ten Narnia Resources)
- Amazing Grace: The Inspirational Stories of William Wilberforce, John Newton, and Olaudah Equiano
- Anne of Green Gables: An Endearing Story of a Young Girl Whose Spirit Could Never Be Broken
- At the Back of the North Wind
- Ben Hur: An Epic Tale of Revenge and Redemption
- Billy Budd, Sailor: A Classic Tale of Innocence Betrayed on the High Seas; Adapted from the Novel by Herman Melville
- Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Freedom; A Man Whose Message Could Not Be Silenced (cf. my thoughts)
- A Christmas Carol: By Charles Dickens
- Father Gilbert Mysteries: Collector’s Edition; All 9 Father Gilbert Mysteries
- The Hiding Place: The Acclaimed Story of Corrie Ten Boom
- The Legend of Squanto: An Unknown Hero Who Changed the Course of American History
- The Life of Jesus: Dramatic Eyewitness Accounts from the Luke Reports (cf. my thoughts)
- Little Women
- Les Misérables: Victor Hugo’s Masterpiece
- The Screwtape Letters: First Ever Full-cast Dramatization of the Diabolical Classic (cf. my review)
- The Secret Garden: Frances Hodgson Burnett; A New Way to Experience the Beloved Classic
- Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe; The Transforming Power of a Child’s Love
- Traveling Home for Christmas: Four Stories That Journey to the Heart of Christmas (The Shoemaker’s Gift, The Gift of the Maji, Christmas Day at Kirkby Cottage, andChristmas by Injunction)
- Oliver Twist