Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part One

84 years ago, former atheist C. S. Lewis converted to Christianity. 45 years I later, I followed in his footsteps. Thank you, Jack!

Mitch Teemley


The truth that compelled me to journey from atheism to faith also had a profound impact on my spiritual mentor C.S. Lewis.  Here, in three parts, is my story.

Few have broughtso much baggage along on their journey of faith—my carry-on was way over the weight limit—as I had when I got down on my knees in the dark and declared my dependence upon God in the bicentennial year 1976.  I simply had no choice; the Hound of Heaven had tracked me down and cornered me in my little cinderblock study. I had no idea that nearly fifty years earlier a reticent Oxford don named C. S. Lewis, known to his friends as “Jack,” had made the same begrudging journey from atheism to deism to Christ:

“You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even…

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8 Responses to Why I Believe: C.S. Lewis and Me – Part One

  1. atimetoshare says:

    What a lovely testimony

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Interesting. Thanks for sharing

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