C. S. Lewis

'Called' One-Year Anniversary Giveaway: Let's Encourage Someone Together

'Called' One-Year Anniversary Giveaway: Let's Encourage Someone Together

It was about a year ago that I heard from my friend, Dom; he was holding a copy of Called, the first copy I had ever seen. I made my way to Portland that weekend to speak on C. S. Lewis to a room full of folks at Dom's church. It was then that I saw my words in print for the first time.

It's tough to put into words how much that moment meant. That was one year ago this month.

Reimagining 'Called': Two alternate covers

Reimagining 'Called': Two alternate covers

It was about a year ago that Jen and I were getting ready to sit down for dinner at our good friends' Todd & Emily's home in North Carolina when I saw the first artwork for my book cover. It was a surreal moment.

I'll be honest, before seeing the first cover designs, I was afraid of how it might turn out. 

What if I don't like it? I remember thinking. What if it looks nothing like what my book is actually about and I have to go back and ask them to change it? I don't want to be that guy.

Fortunately, I was thrilled with how the artwork turned out. 

Plans Vs. Calling: What's the difference?

What's the difference between making plans and following those plans versus discerning and following a calling? Or is there even a difference? Is following a calling simply placing a divine stamp of approval on our own plans? (Which just might be the ultimate Christian trump card.)

That's the question I consider in an article I wrote for the current issue of Bible Study Magazine.

No book I have ever read does justice to this topic like Ryan's story: Will Vaus Reviews "Called"

"No book I have ever read, or sermon I have ever heard, does justice to this topic like the simple sharing of Ryan's story--not so much because his tale is extraordinary--but simply because it is told truly."

Read Will's full review of my new book, "Called: My Journey to C. S. Lewis's House and Back Again"...

Weekend in PDX: The Life, Writings & Lasting Influence of C. S. Lewis

Jen and I had the pleasure of spending several days in Portland over the weekend. The good people of Westside: A Jesus Church invited me out to speak on the life, writings, and lasting influence of C. S. Lewis. Portland is always fun, and it was great to see many old friends again.