In this 10-segment video series filmed on-location in beautiful Oxford, England, individuals and small groups alike will walk through the life, writings, and impact of beloved author C. S. Lewis. This series, bundled with a companion guide and leader’s guide, is ideal for gaining insight into Lewis's works and paints an engaging portrait of the man whose ideas have shaped the thought and faith of millions of readers. You’ll visit historic sites from Lewis's life, study sixteen of his most beloved books, and hear the story of how Lewis's writings have impacted Tony Ash’s own life and faith.
For the past forty years, Ash has been teaching about Lewis in the classroom and the church. He has been deeply changed by Lewis's writings, and his goal is to help others deepen their spiritual walk in the same way. Though he’s read many of Lewis's books more than thirty times each, Ash says, “I always find something new and refreshing.” With Ash as your expert guide, walk with C. S. Lewis—and see him and his writing in a new and transformative way for yourself.
Ryan J. Pemberton’s companion guide to Ash’s video series brings added depth to the video content, summarizing each of the works discussed as well as filling in relevant biographical details from Lewis's life. Reflection questions and guidance for small group leaders follow the video segments, making Walking with C. S. Lewis a perfect curriculum for small group or personal study.
A companionable and spiritually encouraging guide to C. S. Lewis’s writings. Helpful, useful, gentle, informative.
—Michael Ward, author of Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis
This is a fantastic resource, full of insights and wide-ranging applications of the life and legacy of the beloved C. S. Lewis. Whether in the classroom, a church, or a small group study, Walking With C. S. Lewis will help readers go deeper not only in their knowledge and appreciation of Lewis, but in their own spiritual journey. Far more than just a teaching curriculum, this is resource for cultivating virtue and inspiring curiosity, beckoning us (as Lewis might say) to “Come further up, come further in!”
—Brett McCracken, journalist and author of Uncomfortable: The Awkward and Essential Challenge of Christian Community and Hipster Christianity: When Church and Cool Collide
Walking with C. S. Lewis combines important summary discussions of the books covered in the series with probing, exploratory questions. Who was C. S. Lewis? What were his important books? Why are his books still popular more than 50 years after his death? What does Lewis have to say to us today? These and many other questions are considered in Walking with C. S. Lewis. Book clubs, church groups, and Sunday school classes will find a wealth of material in these two helpful resources.
—Don W. King, professor of English, Montreat College; author of C. S. Lewis, Poet and The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis: A Critical Edition
Ryan J. Pemberton left a successful career in marketing and public relations to write about life and faith and God. He has degrees in theology from Duke Divinity School and Oxford University, where he lived in C.S. Lewis’ former home, served as president of the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, and cofounded the Oxford Open Forum, an inter-religious dialogue group. He serves on the Board of Directors for Jesus’ Economy, an international non-profit organization that creates jobs and churches in the developing world. He is also the coauthor of Walking with C.S. Lewis.