C. S. Lewis Through the Shadowlands — He cried out, "Where is God when I really need him?" This film is about the agonizing spiritual crisis of C. S. Lewis when his wife died from cancer. The love, grief, pain, and sorrow were so shattering to Lewis that his basic Christian beliefs, magnificently communicated in his many books, were now called into serious doubt. Relive the journey of C. S. Lewis during the days prior to and after the cancer-related death of his wife Joy in this film that captures both heart and mind. You will be able to see his commitment to Christ despite severe trials. He picked up the pieces and moved out of the depressing "shadowlands," realizing that "real life has not even begun yet." Starring Joss Ackland and Claire Bloom. Winner of over a dozen prestigious awards including the International Emmy for Best Drama and two British Academy Awards. Includes 90-minute television version and 73-minute abridged version.
Affectionately Yours, Screwtape — Did God give each person free will? Who is Satan? Can good truly overcome evil? Consider these questions and more as we journey inside the mind of C.S. Lewis in this introductory review of one of the great Christian literary works of the 20th century. The Screwtape Letters, a thin volume of imaginative letters between two devils, has given millions of readers insight into conquering everyday spiritual struggles. Join us as we explore the Biblical, historical and cultural depictions of Satan and hell and gain a deeper understanding of the nature of temptation and redemption. Whether you're a devoted C.S. Lewis fan or just reading his work for the first time, you're sure to develop a new appreciation for The Screwtape Letters through this modern look at his timeless classic. This DVD can be viewed as a documentary or as a five-part study for small groups.
The Shortest Way Home —Doubt and disbelief live in the hearts of many people as they wrestle with the questions of good and evil and the existence of God. Those who embrace Christianity as a way of life must then learn how to live out their faith as a transformed individual in an imperfect and difficult world. But how is this accomplished?
The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity is an introductory review to Lewis’s classic work on issues of faith and reason. Viewers will find honest discussion and helpful insights for the tough questions asked by believers and skeptics alike, including: How do we know right from wrong? If a good God made the world, why has it gone wrong? Why did God give us free will to choose to do good and evil? Is Christianity a bargain in which we are rewarded for doing good things and punished for doing bad things? Is it enough to believe in God without believing in Him personally? Can you believe Jesus was a good moral teacher but not the Savior of the world? Those who journey to the heart of Lewis’s most famous apologetic work will find that the longest way round—the hard way of discipleship, of learning to truly love God and man—is the shortest, and only way home.
Through a Lens Darkly — Loss comes in many forms: The grief over the death of a loved one, the devastation of a physical or mental impairment, the pain of divorce or separation, or the distress of job loss and foreclosure. The physical and emotional responses to grief can be as heart wrenching as the loss itself. So where does a person turn for answers and encouragement in a time of despair, doubt or fear? Through a Lens Darkly: Grief, Loss and C.S. Lewis will uplift the soul with moving stories of individuals and families touched by significant loss who have begun their journey to recovery, and who share their thoughts on the timeless wisdom of C.S. Lewis's most personal and reflective book, A Grief Observed. This literary review offers real-life examples to help viewers begin to recognize and cope with the many emotions and seasons of their own grief and identify the best approaches to help others through the grieving process. Grief doesn't have to feel like fear anymore. Anyone facing personal devastation can find a path to healing and hope in this inspirational and informative film.