C. S. Lewis

DaVanna Lockett

The Life of C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis was born November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Ireland. When Lewis was young he had a fascination with personification animals he used to write stories and illustrations of these animals. He also loved to read and his family home was filled with books. Lewis had private tutors until he went to Wynyard School in Watford, Hertfordshire when his mother passed away from cancer. After C. S. Lewis' head master went to a mental hospital. He started to attend Campbell College and a few years later he went away a few months for respiratory problems.
When Lewis attended the preparatory school Cherbourg House that is when he gave up his Christian faith and became atheist. In 1917 he left his studies to volunteer as a soldier in the British Army during World War 2. On April 15, 1918 he was wounded by a shell falling short of target. He also suffered depression and homesickness. After his recovery in October he had returned back to his studies. C. S. Lewis converted back to Christianity in 1931. He found a woman named Joy Davidman who he married in 1957 . She got diagnosed with terminal bone cancer. She died in 1960 while they took a vacation to Greece.
In the beginning of June in 1961 Lewis started to have medical problems and then was diagnosed with inflammation of the kidneys. Since he was diagnosed with this he had blood poisoning. His health started to improve in 1962 and returned in April. On July 15, 1963 he was ill again and was admitted to the hospital. On the 16th he had a heart attack and went into a coma he woke up the next day. He was discharged and went back to work but he was to ill he resigned in August. Then finally in mid-November he got diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. On November 22, 1963 he collapsed in his bedroom and died a few minutes later.

Books Written By C. S. Lewis

  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Mere Christianity
  • The Screwtape Letters
  • The Problem of Pain
  • The Great Divorce
  • The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis
  • Words to Live By
  • A Year With C. S. Lewis

Images of C. S. Lewis and His Books