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Frederick C. S. Lewis Society

Last night I gave a talk on the spiritual themes in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to the C. S. Lewis Society of Frederick, Maryland. The meeting took place in the Parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church.Before the meeting I was treated to a delicious meal at Brewer's Alley where I imbibed the closest thing to British beer which I have ever tasted outside of England. I highly recommend the India Pale Ale from the cask at Brewer's Alley.


My host for the evening was Corey Kinna, founder of the society.


Corey was sporting a very interesting T-shirt appropriate to the event....



I heartily recommend this friendly group to anyone within the vicinity of Frederick, Maryland. Their blog may be found here: http://frederickcslewissociety.blogspot.com/.

Reading Dawn Treader

Currently I am reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to my son Joshua's fifth grade class at Highland Elementary School in Monterey, Virginia. I am also sharing with them Pauline Baynes' color illustrations.

We are reading a chapter a day, which takes about twenty to thirty minutes. Several children have thanked me for reading the story to them. Their favorite chapters so far have been about Eustace being turned into a dragon and then un-dragoned. Personally, I think this is a great way to prepare for the Dawn Treader movie coming out in December.

This is a sort of payback for my fourth grade teacher reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to my class--an event that started me on a life-long journey of reading C. S. Lewis' works. Who knows what results my reading may have on the fifth graders in my son's class?

Hidden Story Book Tour Rescheduled

We are in the process of rescheduling The Hidden Story of Narnia tour dates for Indiana and Illinois. As it looks now I will be speaking to the Central Indiana C. S. Lewis Society in Indianapolis on Monday, November 1. The signing and talk for the Wade Center at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois (pictured above) has been rescheduled for November 5 and 6. On Friday November 5 I will be addressing an adult gathering at the Wade and on Saturday morning I will be speaking to younger readers about The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Check back here for more details as those dates get closer.

Our Loss, Heaven's Gain

Sadly, my mother-in-law, Barbara Buckman, died today after a long illness. As I said on Facebook, she will be missed by many who loved her, including me. But our loss is heaven's gain. I would appreciate the prayers of all the readers of this blog for my wife Becky, her father Len, and the rest of the Buckman family.

Unfortunately, this also means that the book-signings I had planned for this week at the Wade Center, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois and with the Central Indiana C. S. Lewis Society in Indianapolis will be postponed to a later date. Check back here for updates on The Hidden Story of Narnia Book Tour.
Thanks to all for your prayers and understanding.

Hidden Story of Narnia Book Tour

Here is the upcoming schedule for my Hidden Story of Narnia Book Tour:
9/14/20103:30 pm
Marion E. Wade Center
Wheaton College
Wheaton, Illinois
Click here for more info:www.wheaton.edu/news/events/events_10_11/09.14.10_Vaus_WadeCenter.html
9/17/20107 pm
Central Indiana C. S. Lewis Society
Indianapolis
For more info email: dchintz@sbcglobal.net
9/27/20107 pm
Frederick C. S. Lewis Society
Frederick, Maryland
For more info email: fredericklewissociety@yahoo.com Blog: http://frederickcslewissociety.blogspot.com/
10/7/2010Austin, Texas
Concordia University
For more info email: Joel.Heck@concordia.edu
San Marcos, Texas
Texas State University
For more info email: sb03@txstate.edu
10/17/2010 First Presbyterian Church Mesa, Arizona For more information on the Arizona portion of my tour you may contact: bruce@scottsdalechurch.com
10/20/2010
Southern California C. S. Lewis Society
Meeting at Azusa Pacific University
For more information email: jprothero@cox.net
11/13/2010 9 am Rainbow Fayre Watford, England Contact: gillhulme@b…

Hollywood Jesus.Com Review

Mark Sommer has given a good review of The Hidden Story of Narnia at http://live.hollywoodjesus.com/?p=6103. Check it out!