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All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast

William O\'Flaherty

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All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast

All About Jack: A C.S. Lewis Podcast

William O\'Flaherty

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Focuses on the life and writings of C.S. Lewis. Mostly via interviews with authors of books about him. Sometimes short talks.

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(Re-Post) The Faun's Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview aboutThe Faun's Bookshelfby Dr. Charlie Starr.A book released last year (2018). The Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr. Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. This interviewed was recorded on the campus of Taylor University the day before the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, where he gave one of the keynote talks. Even though Charlie goes into a lot of deal about his book in this interview, you will learn even more about myth by purchasing his book (direct link given below). Speak thanks to Dr. Crystal Hurd who voiced the endorsement given at the start and also an except from Charlie's book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BuyThe Faun's Bookshelf Listen to Other Podcasts with Dr. Charlie Starr Visit Dr. Charlie Starr's FB Page Purchase Lewis Books on A...

29 MIN1 d ago
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(Re-Post) The Faun's Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion (Christine Norvell)

Some readers only know Lewis from his Narnia series, or his books directly related to the Christian faith. Few are aware that his last work of fiction was a book called Till We Have Faces. Many who read it have it too different from his other works and have trouble understanding it. If only there was someone familiar with the work who could read it alongside you and assist you...that's actually where the guest to my podcast interview comes in! Christine Norvell has written Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion to help you better understand and appreciate the book by Lewis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purchase Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion PurchaseTill We Have Faces Visit Christine Norvell's Website Listen to All About Jack on iTunes PurchaseC.S. Lewis Goes to Hell Visit ScrewtapeCompanion.com 90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. LewisYouTube CHANNEL Visit EssentialCSLewis.com PurchaseThe Misquotable C.S. Lewis

30 MIN4 d ago
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Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion (Christine Norvell)

(Re-Post) WRL03 - The Great Divorce

IN THIS REPEAT: A variety of guest tell about The Great Divorceand why you should read or re-read it. This podcast, part of an occasional feature to encourage you to read material from Lewis, focuses on one of the shortest works by him (excluding essays, of course). The Great Divorce was first released in weekly installments in The Guardian before published in 1946. If you have never read this fictional work then you will be pleasantly surprised about how much truth can be learned from the experiences of the characters! The guests sharing their thoughts are (in order of appearance): Dennis Beets, Gina DalFonzo, James Motter, and Brenton Dickieson. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseThe Great Divorce Hear Podcast Interview ofC.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven(Reader's Guide toThe Great Divorce) Visit Memphis C.S. Lewis Society (Dennis Beets) Purchase Gina Dalfonzo's Book - One by One Visit A Pilgrim in Narnia (Brenton Dickieson)Website Hear other podcasts with Brenton Dickieson Hear oth...

31 MIN1 w ago
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(Re-Post) WRL03 - The Great Divorce

(Re-post) WRL02 - Dymer

IN THIS REPEAT; From my series about why you should read Lewis; this one about his poemDymer. This podcast focuses on one of the lesser known works by C.S. Lewis; a long narrative poem entitled Dymer. This show is part of an occasional series indirectly begun in 2016 and officially kicked-off this year, 2017. The series is called "Why Read Lewis," and the aim is to encourage you to read or re-read works written by Lewis. Today's program features just three individuals reflecting and/or summarizing Dymer. They are Dr. Jerry Root, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Don King.Dymer was first published in 1926, prior to Lewis becoming a Christian and was later reprinted in 1950. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseDymerfound inNarrative Poems PurchaseDymer found inThe Collected Poems of C.S. Lewis Visit Dr. Crystal Hurd's Website Listen toThe Collected Poems of C.S. LewisInterview (includes links to other shows) Hear other podcasts with Dr. Crystal Hurd Hear other podcast with Dr. Jerry Root ...

23 MIN2 w ago
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(Re-post) WRL02 - Dymer

(Re-post) Introducing Why Read Lewis

IN THIS REPEAT: A new series on why reading Lewis himself is important. This debut features six different experts.----more---- ************************ Welcome to a new occasional podcast series designed to encourage you to read books that C.S. Lewis wrote (or edited). Even those who have read a variety of works by him are surprised to learn he wrote more than forty during his lifetime. Additionally, there are numerous books (mostly essay collections) created after his death. As you are likely aware, Lewis wrote in a variety of styles or genres. How many have you read? This new podcast will usually focus on a SINGLE work by Lewis with between three to five individuals sharing thoughts about it. However, because this episode introduces the series, it has comments on six DIFFERENT titles (as noted in the picture). Dr. Michael Ward, Brenton Dickieson, Sørina Higgins, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal share in this introductory show. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purcha...

33 MIN3 w ago
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(Re-post) Introducing Why Read Lewis

(Re-Post) Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O'Flaherty)

IN THIS REPEAT: Atalk I gave in early April, 2016 about a running theme inThe Screwtape Letters. I just gave the following talk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. It was also the public debut of my first book C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters. While I do give a summary of the unique aspects of my book, the main focus of the talk is about the devils' secret weapon that is mentioned in nearly all of the letters. My book just list them, but this presentation provides more details and gives a practical application to one's life. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this weapon is mentioned or alluded to. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Paperback ofC.S. Lewis Goes to Hell Kindle of C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell VisitShelley and Son Books Website (podcast sponsor) Purchase Lewis Books on Amaz...

43 MINJUL 10
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(Re-Post) Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O'Flaherty)

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

IN THIS REPEAT: a reader's guide toThe Great Divorce. With the publication ofmy book aboutThe Screwtape Lettersapproaching soon (it should be out by late March, 2016), I thought I'd remind you of a book by the same publisher aboutThe Great Divorce. That book is calledC.S. Lewis Goes to HEAVENand it came out in 2012. I spoke with the author, Dr. David Clark,when it came out but also shared it again last January. I'm sharing it again for those who may not have caught it then, but this also serves as a reminder to consider this resource to help you further enjoy a fictional book by Lewis that is sometimes overlooked. C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce originally came out nearly 70 years ago (that is the book, which was published January 14, 1946; but it was released in weekly installments starting on November 10, 1944). Back in 2012 William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. David Clark about a book that is a study guide and more to this great and often neglected work of fiction. His book is called...

28 MINJUL 7
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(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

(Re-Post) 14r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 2 (Andrew Lazo)

In this repeat: Here's the second of a two-part essay chat on the shorter work "On Stories." This is the second and final part of a podcast focusing on "On Stories" by C.S. Lewis. This is the lead essay in On Stories: And other Essays on Literature. William O'Flaherty spoke with Andrew Lazo about this shorter work back in 2012. Andrew, who does a lot of behind the scenes work related to Lewis, is the co-editor of Mere Christians, a book containing testimonies of various individuals who were dramatically impacted by the writings of C.S. Lewis. In this second part, Andrew addresses the issue of the importance of re-reading stories. Favorite quotes from this essay are also shared, along with where to find other material where Lewis addresses the topics in this essay (links to purchase are below). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Listen to PART ONE of On Stories Essay Chat PurchaseOn Stories Listen toMeditation in a Toolshed Essay Chat VisitAndrew Lazo’s Website Listen to Interview wit...

19 MINJUL 6
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(Re-Post) 14r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 2 (Andrew Lazo)

(Re-Post) 13r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 1 (Andrew Lazo)

IN THIS REPEAT:The first of a two-part essay chat on the shorter work by Lewis called "On Stories." "On Stories" is the namesake essay in On Stories: And other Essays on Literature. William O'Flaherty spoke with Andrew Lazo back in 2012 about this shorter work by C.S. Lewis. Among the topics it explores is what makes a story pleasurable and why fairy tales do follow a strict logic. This is the first of a two-part episode on it (this first show alone is 20 minutes). Learn about when this essay was first published and some keys points made in the article in this first part. Next week's segment deals primarily with the issue of the importance of re-reading stories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseOn Stories Listen to The Narnia Code podcast series Visit Andrew Lazo’s Website Listen to Interview with Andrew on Mere Christians Purchase Lewis Books on Amazon Purchase C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell PurchaseThe Misquotable C.S. Lewis Listen to All About Jack on iTunes Visit ScrewtapeComp...

20 MINJUL 4
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(Re-Post) 13r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 1 (Andrew Lazo)

(Re-Post) The Pilgrim’s Regress (Wade Annotated Edition)

IN THIS REPEAT: About aspecial edition ofThe Pilgrim's Regressthat was published in 2014. C.S. Lewis's first Christian book has been a difficult read for most individuals, however a newly released edition makes it easier to understand. Dr. David Downing is the editor of The Pilgrim's Regress: Wade Annotated Edition. William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Downing recently about how he became involved in the project, along with what types of helps he provides in this version of the 1933 volume. Previously Dr. Downing has been on the show to discuss his books The Most Reluctant Convert and Looking for the King (see below for links). PurchaseThe Pilgrim's Regress (Wade Annotated Edition) Dr. Downing Author's Page Hear Dr. Downing's Talk onThe Pilgrim's Regress(Direct link from Wade Center) Visit The Wade Center Hear Podcast ofLooking for the King Hear Podcast ofThe Most Reluctant Convert Listen to All About Jack on iTunes Visit ScrewtapeCompanion.com 90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. LewisYouTube C...

28 MINJUN 28
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(Re-Post) The Pilgrim’s Regress (Wade Annotated Edition)

Latest Episodes

(Re-Post) The Faun's Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

IN THIS REPEAT: An interview aboutThe Faun's Bookshelfby Dr. Charlie Starr.A book released last year (2018). The Faun's Bookshelf is an interesting title that explores, as part of the subtitle reveals, "Why Myth Matters." Dr. Charlie Starr, the author, uses books C.S. Lewis mentions on Mr. Tumnus's bookshelf as the framework to examine what myth means and how it teaches us about reality. This interviewed was recorded on the campus of Taylor University the day before the 11th Frances W. Ewbank Colloquium, where he gave one of the keynote talks. Even though Charlie goes into a lot of deal about his book in this interview, you will learn even more about myth by purchasing his book (direct link given below). Speak thanks to Dr. Crystal Hurd who voiced the endorsement given at the start and also an except from Charlie's book. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BuyThe Faun's Bookshelf Listen to Other Podcasts with Dr. Charlie Starr Visit Dr. Charlie Starr's FB Page Purchase Lewis Books on A...

29 MIN1 d ago
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(Re-Post) The Faun's Bookshelf (Dr. Charlie Starr)

Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion (Christine Norvell)

Some readers only know Lewis from his Narnia series, or his books directly related to the Christian faith. Few are aware that his last work of fiction was a book called Till We Have Faces. Many who read it have it too different from his other works and have trouble understanding it. If only there was someone familiar with the work who could read it alongside you and assist you...that's actually where the guest to my podcast interview comes in! Christine Norvell has written Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion to help you better understand and appreciate the book by Lewis. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purchase Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion PurchaseTill We Have Faces Visit Christine Norvell's Website Listen to All About Jack on iTunes PurchaseC.S. Lewis Goes to Hell Visit ScrewtapeCompanion.com 90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. LewisYouTube CHANNEL Visit EssentialCSLewis.com PurchaseThe Misquotable C.S. Lewis

30 MIN4 d ago
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Till We Have Faces: A Reading Companion (Christine Norvell)

(Re-Post) WRL03 - The Great Divorce

IN THIS REPEAT: A variety of guest tell about The Great Divorceand why you should read or re-read it. This podcast, part of an occasional feature to encourage you to read material from Lewis, focuses on one of the shortest works by him (excluding essays, of course). The Great Divorce was first released in weekly installments in The Guardian before published in 1946. If you have never read this fictional work then you will be pleasantly surprised about how much truth can be learned from the experiences of the characters! The guests sharing their thoughts are (in order of appearance): Dennis Beets, Gina DalFonzo, James Motter, and Brenton Dickieson. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseThe Great Divorce Hear Podcast Interview ofC.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven(Reader's Guide toThe Great Divorce) Visit Memphis C.S. Lewis Society (Dennis Beets) Purchase Gina Dalfonzo's Book - One by One Visit A Pilgrim in Narnia (Brenton Dickieson)Website Hear other podcasts with Brenton Dickieson Hear oth...

31 MIN1 w ago
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(Re-Post) WRL03 - The Great Divorce

(Re-post) WRL02 - Dymer

IN THIS REPEAT; From my series about why you should read Lewis; this one about his poemDymer. This podcast focuses on one of the lesser known works by C.S. Lewis; a long narrative poem entitled Dymer. This show is part of an occasional series indirectly begun in 2016 and officially kicked-off this year, 2017. The series is called "Why Read Lewis," and the aim is to encourage you to read or re-read works written by Lewis. Today's program features just three individuals reflecting and/or summarizing Dymer. They are Dr. Jerry Root, Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Don King.Dymer was first published in 1926, prior to Lewis becoming a Christian and was later reprinted in 1950. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseDymerfound inNarrative Poems PurchaseDymer found inThe Collected Poems of C.S. Lewis Visit Dr. Crystal Hurd's Website Listen toThe Collected Poems of C.S. LewisInterview (includes links to other shows) Hear other podcasts with Dr. Crystal Hurd Hear other podcast with Dr. Jerry Root ...

23 MIN2 w ago
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(Re-post) WRL02 - Dymer

(Re-post) Introducing Why Read Lewis

IN THIS REPEAT: A new series on why reading Lewis himself is important. This debut features six different experts.----more---- ************************ Welcome to a new occasional podcast series designed to encourage you to read books that C.S. Lewis wrote (or edited). Even those who have read a variety of works by him are surprised to learn he wrote more than forty during his lifetime. Additionally, there are numerous books (mostly essay collections) created after his death. As you are likely aware, Lewis wrote in a variety of styles or genres. How many have you read? This new podcast will usually focus on a SINGLE work by Lewis with between three to five individuals sharing thoughts about it. However, because this episode introduces the series, it has comments on six DIFFERENT titles (as noted in the picture). Dr. Michael Ward, Brenton Dickieson, Sørina Higgins, Dr. Crystal Hurd, Dr. Jerry Root and Mark Neal share in this introductory show. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Purcha...

33 MIN3 w ago
Comments
(Re-post) Introducing Why Read Lewis

(Re-Post) Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O'Flaherty)

IN THIS REPEAT: Atalk I gave in early April, 2016 about a running theme inThe Screwtape Letters. I just gave the following talk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Inklings Fellowship Weekend Retreat that was held in Montreat, NC at Montreat College. It was also the public debut of my first book C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell: A Companion and Study Guide to The Screwtape Letters. While I do give a summary of the unique aspects of my book, the main focus of the talk is about the devils' secret weapon that is mentioned in nearly all of the letters. My book just list them, but this presentation provides more details and gives a practical application to one's life. Visit my website to contact me about giving this talk or a three or four part presentation on all of the places this weapon is mentioned or alluded to. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Paperback ofC.S. Lewis Goes to Hell Kindle of C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell VisitShelley and Son Books Website (podcast sponsor) Purchase Lewis Books on Amaz...

43 MINJUL 10
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(Re-Post) Shining Light on Screwtape’s Darkest Secret (William O'Flaherty)

(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

IN THIS REPEAT: a reader's guide toThe Great Divorce. With the publication ofmy book aboutThe Screwtape Lettersapproaching soon (it should be out by late March, 2016), I thought I'd remind you of a book by the same publisher aboutThe Great Divorce. That book is calledC.S. Lewis Goes to HEAVENand it came out in 2012. I spoke with the author, Dr. David Clark,when it came out but also shared it again last January. I'm sharing it again for those who may not have caught it then, but this also serves as a reminder to consider this resource to help you further enjoy a fictional book by Lewis that is sometimes overlooked. C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce originally came out nearly 70 years ago (that is the book, which was published January 14, 1946; but it was released in weekly installments starting on November 10, 1944). Back in 2012 William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. David Clark about a book that is a study guide and more to this great and often neglected work of fiction. His book is called...

28 MINJUL 7
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(Re-Post) C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven

(Re-Post) 14r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 2 (Andrew Lazo)

In this repeat: Here's the second of a two-part essay chat on the shorter work "On Stories." This is the second and final part of a podcast focusing on "On Stories" by C.S. Lewis. This is the lead essay in On Stories: And other Essays on Literature. William O'Flaherty spoke with Andrew Lazo about this shorter work back in 2012. Andrew, who does a lot of behind the scenes work related to Lewis, is the co-editor of Mere Christians, a book containing testimonies of various individuals who were dramatically impacted by the writings of C.S. Lewis. In this second part, Andrew addresses the issue of the importance of re-reading stories. Favorite quotes from this essay are also shared, along with where to find other material where Lewis addresses the topics in this essay (links to purchase are below). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Listen to PART ONE of On Stories Essay Chat PurchaseOn Stories Listen toMeditation in a Toolshed Essay Chat VisitAndrew Lazo’s Website Listen to Interview wit...

19 MINJUL 6
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(Re-Post) 14r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 2 (Andrew Lazo)

(Re-Post) 13r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 1 (Andrew Lazo)

IN THIS REPEAT:The first of a two-part essay chat on the shorter work by Lewis called "On Stories." "On Stories" is the namesake essay in On Stories: And other Essays on Literature. William O'Flaherty spoke with Andrew Lazo back in 2012 about this shorter work by C.S. Lewis. Among the topics it explores is what makes a story pleasurable and why fairy tales do follow a strict logic. This is the first of a two-part episode on it (this first show alone is 20 minutes). Learn about when this essay was first published and some keys points made in the article in this first part. Next week's segment deals primarily with the issue of the importance of re-reading stories. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PurchaseOn Stories Listen to The Narnia Code podcast series Visit Andrew Lazo’s Website Listen to Interview with Andrew on Mere Christians Purchase Lewis Books on Amazon Purchase C.S. Lewis Goes to Hell PurchaseThe Misquotable C.S. Lewis Listen to All About Jack on iTunes Visit ScrewtapeComp...

20 MINJUL 4
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(Re-Post) 13r Essay Chat - On Stories pt. 1 (Andrew Lazo)

(Re-Post) The Pilgrim’s Regress (Wade Annotated Edition)

IN THIS REPEAT: About aspecial edition ofThe Pilgrim's Regressthat was published in 2014. C.S. Lewis's first Christian book has been a difficult read for most individuals, however a newly released edition makes it easier to understand. Dr. David Downing is the editor of The Pilgrim's Regress: Wade Annotated Edition. William O'Flaherty spoke with Dr. Downing recently about how he became involved in the project, along with what types of helps he provides in this version of the 1933 volume. Previously Dr. Downing has been on the show to discuss his books The Most Reluctant Convert and Looking for the King (see below for links). PurchaseThe Pilgrim's Regress (Wade Annotated Edition) Dr. Downing Author's Page Hear Dr. Downing's Talk onThe Pilgrim's Regress(Direct link from Wade Center) Visit The Wade Center Hear Podcast ofLooking for the King Hear Podcast ofThe Most Reluctant Convert Listen to All About Jack on iTunes Visit ScrewtapeCompanion.com 90 Seconds to Knowing C.S. LewisYouTube C...

28 MINJUN 28
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(Re-Post) The Pilgrim’s Regress (Wade Annotated Edition)
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