On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Harry Lee Poe discuss the influences in C.S. Lewis childhood, his friendship, and reaching young people today with the Word of God, along with his book, Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (Crossway, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Some of the most significant influences on C.S. Lewis in his childhood.
- Why C.S. Lewis many biographers neglect his early years.
- The childhood and teenage years of C.S. Lewis.
- C.S. Lewis thoughts on religion when he was a teenager.
- In what way did Lewis’s love of mythology impact his thoughts about God and influence his future writing.
- When Lewis’s love of reading and literature began.
- What role friendship played in C.S. Lewis’s childhood and teenage years.
- Why we need more men like C.S. Lewis and what such men would look like in terms of their character and ministries.
About the Guest
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.