The C.S. Lewis Bible is slated to be released in Oct. 2010.
A news release from the publishers said the Lewis Bible offers one of the most respected Christian thinkers as a companion to a reader's reflection and study of scripture.
The news release said Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century, and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University. That was a position he held until his retirement.
Lewis' contributions in literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience. His works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.
"The C.S. Lewis Bible offers a unique way for readers to reflect upon important Biblical passages," said Mark Tauber, senior vice president of Harper One, publisher of the C.S. Lewis Bible, speaking in a news release.
He added, "By pairing Lewis' writing with scripture, this Bible offers readers the opportunity to gain fresh insight into Lewis's writings, his own spiritual journey, and to the scriptures themselves."
According to the news release, the Bible includes such features as over 600 selections from C. S. Lewis for contemplation and devotional reading, introductory essays on Lewis' view of scripture, and indexes to guide readers to each reading from Lewis.
The Lewis Bible publishers commented in a news release, "(It) offers an unprecedented window into the Bible and draws upon the distinctive wisdom and spiritual insight from one of the most thought provoking and influential Christian writers of our time."
For more information about Lewis, go to www.cslewis.com
Written and used with permission by Jeremy Reynalds and ASSIST News Service