Coming Soon: The C.S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia

The Lewis Legacy-Issue 76, Spring 1998 The C.S. Lewis Foundation for Truth in Publishing

Zondervan’s landmark Lewis reference volume is scheduled for release on 1 June 1998. The C. S. Lewis Readers’ Encyclopedia offers a wealth of information and insights from about 40 contributors. (For an annotated list of contributors who subscribe to The Lewis Legacy, see p. 13.)

Among other features, this book includes a unique 4-column timeline of events in Lewis’s life, his writings, his friends’ lives, and the world in his day. It has a chronological bibliography of books by and about Lewis. It has entries describing every published work by Lewis, even prefaces and book reviews. And it has an immense array of other entries, ranging from A to Y. Examples:

Acworth, Bernard Addison’s Walk Aesthetics Alcohol/Tobacco Aldwinckle, Elia Estelle Alexander, Samuel Allegory America Analogy Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . Wain, John Walking Tours Walsh, Chad War Wells, H.G. Williams, Charles W.S. Women Wordsworth, William Wynyard School Yeats, William Butler

For ease of use, all entries are arranged in simple alphabetical order and cross-referenced throughout. Zondervan publicity claims, “This is the most comprehensive encyclopedic companion to Lewis and his writing available.” The book is edited by Jeffrey D. Schultz, 640 pages long, and priced at $29.95