New Film About C.S. Lewis Released

Source: Baptist Press

“The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis” was released in theatres last week. The film depicts the conversion of Christian author and apologist C.S. Lewis.

The movie depicts Lewis’ life beginning with the childhood tragedy of losing his mother to his time at Oxford featuring encounters with literary luminaries such as J.R.R. Tolkien and Hugo Dyson who challenged Lewis’s atheistic worldview.

In the film, Lewis is portrayed by actor Max McLean, who also served as the film’s executive producer.

Directed by Norman Stone, the unlikely story of Lewis’s conversion is made all the more remarkable because of Lewis’s noted atheism. Historian and Lewis expert Joseph Loconte said, “When you look at the conversion of Lewis, it broadens our understanding of what Christian conversion is, at least it did for me. God works in many different ways in people’s lives, and probably for most people there are many experiences that become part of our conversion experience.

“I really do believe there is spiritual awakening, or a moment in someone’s heart and soul where they pass from death to life, but there are a lot of experiences and activities that I think go on before that moment that God is of course a part of that are preparation for that moment. That is certainly the case with C.S. Lewis. His conversion to Christianity out of atheism was a process over a long period of time, and there was a combination of authors and friends who contributed to his conversion process. They were links in the chain, if you will.”The film was produced by the Fellowship for Performing Arts (FPA), a Christian stage performance company founded by McLean. To view a trailer of the film, click here.

Source: Baptist Press