Last year, I had the privilege of contributing to Jennifer Dow’s Summer Classical Reading series. Here’s an excerpt:
My mom and I had a conversation a few weeks ago that surprised me. We’re very close, but I’ve been busy with little ones, and let’s be honest, pretty self-absorbed. So I was genuinely surprised when she told me she’s been struggling for at least three years with significant doubts about the existence of God, a true “dark night of the soul.” It began for her when my paternal grandmother, a life-long atheist, died without any indication that she had ever changed her mind about God. It took the wind out of the sails of my mom’s Christian faith and forced her to confront what she termed “the siren’s call of atheism.”
To read the full post about how C.S. Lewis has given me historical perspective, visit Expanding Wisdom.