To all those writers who’ve ever wondered what’s the point. Why bother writing? What difference can it possibly make?

Sometime about 1878, Oscar Wilde seemed on the verge of joining the Roman Catholic Church. He wavered back and forth on this for a few years until he read a book that changed him, turning him from any sort of faith into the man that history most remembers.

Sometime about 1914, a young C. S. Lewis was rapidly turning into a confirmed atheist. Then, he read a book that changed him, beginning his journey to Christianity and becoming the man that history most remembers.

Sometimes, a book is all it takes.

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.”
C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

Copyright 2015 Andrea Lundgren

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