10 Best Books by C. S. Lewis | TheReviewGeek Recommends

C. S. Lewis is one of the most beloved and influential Christian authors of the 20th century. Though he wrote in many genres, he is best known for his children’s fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Narnia.’

However, Lewis has many other excellent books that are worth reading. Many of his stories make us wonder what’s the way to life. Here are 10 of the best books by C. S. Lewis. As usual, you can let us know your thoughts in the comments below:

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Published in 1950, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is the first book in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series. Four siblings discover a magical wardrobe that transports them to the land of Narnia, which is ruled by the evil White Witch.

To defeat the witch, the children must join forces with the lion Aslan. This allegorical tale of good versus evil is a classic fantasy novel that continues to delight both children and adults.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
Mere Christianity

‘Mere Christianity’ is one of Lewis’s most popular non-fiction works. First given as a series of radio talks during World War II, the book presents a rational case for Christianity and Christian ethics.

Lewis breaks down complex theological ideas using simple analogies and reasoned arguments. ‘Mere Christianity’ provides a thoughtful explanation of Christian beliefs that has resonated with generations of readers.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Screwtape Letters

This clever satirical novel consists of a series of letters from Screwtape, an undersecretary in hell, to his incompetent nephew Wormwood, who has been assigned to tempt a young man living in England.

Screwtape provides advice on how Wormwood can undermine the man’s faith and steer him toward damnation. A humorous take on spiritual warfare, ‘The Screwtape Letters’ offers insight into human nature and morality.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Great Divorce

In this thought-provoking fantasy, the narrator boards a bus from hell (which is portrayed as an endless, dreary city) to heaven (everyone’s final wish).

Along the way, the passengers encounter people from their pasts and are given a chance to remain in heaven if they let go of their sins. Using imaginative allegory, ‘The Great Divorce’ explores deep questions of good, evil, repentance, and salvation.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
Prince Caspian

The second published book in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series follows the four Pevensie children as they return to Narnia to help Prince Caspian reclaim the throne.

This action-packed adventure features epic battles between talking animals and mythological creatures as the children and Prince Caspian fight against the evil King Miraz. Lewis brings Narnia to vivid life while exploring themes of faith, courage, and redemption.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Magician’s Nephew

Though sixth in publication order, this prequel depicting Narnia’s creation is first chronologically. Digory and Polly discover the dying world of Charn and awaken its evil Queen Jadis. Later, in Narnia’s nascent days, Digory must resist the temptation to save the new world.

‘The Magician’s Nephew’ provides an intriguing backstory while highlighting spiritual parallels between Genesis and Narnia’s origins.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

In this fifth-published Chronicle, Edmund and Lucy join their obnoxious cousin Eustace on a sailing voyage to rescue Narnian lords. They encounter dragons, invisible creatures, and more dangers while learning priceless spiritual lessons.

‘The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ is an enchanting adventure story with profound messages about courage, redemption, and overcoming temptation.

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The Silver Chair

Eustace and his schoolmate Jill journey to Narnia to find Prince Rilian, who disappeared years ago. Aided by Puddleglum the Marsh-wiggle, the children confront giants, underground kingdoms, and a sinister enchantress.

With its memorable characters and emphasis on faith and reason, ‘The Silver Chair’ is one of the most compelling Chronicles. Some of the events in the story are very beautiful, representing the true nature of a good life.  

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Last Battle

In this emotional conclusion to the Narnia series, an impostor Ape tricks Narnia’s inhabitants into worshipping the false god Tashlan. As the end of Narnia draws near, the Pevensie children and Eustace return to join a last stand against evil.

Filled with apocalyptic imagery, ‘The Last Battle’ poignantly depicts the end of one adventure and the beginning of another.

Best C.S. Lewis Books
The Problem of Pain

This thought-provoking Christian apologetics work analyzes the question of why an all-powerful and benevolent God allows suffering.

Lewis explores concepts like divine omnipotence, human free will, and the purpose of suffering in spiritual growth. While not definitive, ‘The Problem of Pain’ provides insightful theological perspectives on this age-old question.

There we have it, our list of 10 best books by C. S. Lewis. What do you think about our picks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below:


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