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The Inklings: What to Read

Bruce Edwards "Professor and Author"
 
The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia
"The wondrous land of Narnia--for the childlike of all ages"
Surprised by Joy
Surprised by Joy
"CSL's great autobiography--how he became a believer"
Mere Christianity
Mere Christianity
"CSL's wartime defense of the rationality of Christianity--a must read for anyone who thinks science has ruled out the supernatural"
God in the Dock
God in the Dock
"Collections of Lewis's nonfiction essays--reasonable and full of charm"
The Abolition of Man
The Abolition of Man
"CSL's prophecy of the West's decline--and why we are in the fix we're in educationally"
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"Tolkien's "prequel" to the Lord of the Rings--read aloud to CSL during its crafting"
The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
The Lord of The Rings (Based on the 50th Anniversary Single volume edition 2004)
"Read this, instead of renting the movie; a work that CSL helped Tolkien finish by constant exhortation"
Essential Writings in Spirituality and Theology
Essential Writings in Spirituality and Theology
"A great intro to the scope and themes of the more darkly mystical of the Inklings"
A Barfield Reader: Selections from the Writing of Owen Barfield
A Barfield Reader: Selections from the Writing of Owen Barfield
"The demanding and perplexing but challenging Mr. Barfield who helped CSL grope toward the light of Christianity"
The C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia
The C.S. Lewis Readers' Encyclopedia
"Comprehensive guide to all things Lewisian; I have about 40 entries in it."
The Inklings: C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends
The Inklings: C.S.Lewis, J.R.R.Tolkien, Charles Williams and Their Friends
"A good, basic source of info about the Oxford crew known as the Inklings--beware Carpenter's Tolkien-bias, however."
The Inklings Handbook: The Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends
The Inklings Handbook: The Lives, Thought and Writings of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, Owen Barfield and Their Friends
"Indispensible compendia of info about Lewis, Tolkien, et al. and their life, works, and friendships."