- Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis © 1988
- x + 225 pages
There’s always something compelling about an insider’s perspective. In Lenten Lands, we have the ultimate insider’s perspective on the home life of C. S. Lewis from Douglas Gresham, Lewis’ step-son.
I bought the book to learn more about Lewis, but I was quickly engrossed by the life journey of Joy Davidman and her son. Gresham tells his story with simplicity and generosity. You can almost feel the joy of life at the Kilns, Jack and Warnie’s home.
Sprinkled throughout the text are occasional flashes of insight such as this:
As Jack said, “It is not important to succeed, but to do right. The rest is up to God.”
Lenten Lands will appeal to C. S. Lewis fans as well as plain old memoir lovers.