C.S. Lewis remains one of the world’s most beloved and renowned Christian writers even decades after his death in 1963. His books have sold more than a quarter of a billion copies, and he sells more every year than the year before.

Now, with Netflix announcing a new series of films adapting The Chronicles of Narnia books, sales of Lewis’ writings are unlikely to slow down anytime soon.

What may come as a surprise to many is the author of the Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity followed a spiritual journey to the Christian faith from a position of deeply held and rigorously defended atheism.

Reflecting on the journey to admitting, at least, there is a God, Lewis described
himself as “the most reluctant convert in all England.”

His story is a fascinating one and well worth exploring.