“The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis & Mere Christianity” is an introductory review to Lewis’s classic work on issues of faith and reason. Viewers will find honest discussion and helpful insights for the tough questions that believers and skeptics alike often ask.
Widely known for his fictional work, “The Chronicles of Narnia,” C.S. Lewis was much more than a literary author. He possessed an analytical, philosophical mind with an uncanny ability to communicate his complex thoughts to the everyday person. In the midst of World War II, Lewis led a radio broadcast, titled “Mere Christianity,” during which he addressed the controversial issue of good versus evil and the Ultimate Authority of both. At a time when the world was devastated with tragedy and fear, he used his intellect and faith to answer their troublesome questions, like, “How can a good God allow such evil to exist?”The documentary, “The Shortest Way Home: C.S. Lewis and Mere Christianity,” discusses Lewis’s apologetic lecture, while experts on his life explain the events that led him, a former atheist, to complete faith in Jesus Christ as the answer to all of life’s difficult questions. This film is intriguing, informative, and challenging, even for the seasoned Christian. The Dove Foundation is pleased to award it the “Faith Friendly” seal of approval for all ages, with hopes that it will create edifying discussions and studies in the homes of its viewers.