Last November, Focus on the Family Radio Theatre released their new drama, C. S. Lewis At War: The Dramatic Story Behind Mere Christianity. It provides a rare insight into Lewis’s life, friends, and family, illuminating a time of personal difficulty that also brought forth some of his most influential works. In addition to the three-hour audio drama production, C. S. Lewis at War includes a complete and unabridged dramatic reading of the book Mere Christianity. And now, the release date for the companion book by Paul McCusker has been set. The upcoming C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity: The Crisis that Created a Classic will be released in stores on July 1st of this year. You can read the book's summary below.
Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth?
C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis’s series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.