Capturing the Heart of a Child
What was so wonderful about C.S. Lewis, says Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of The Jesus Storybook Bible, is that such an incredible mind wrote children’s stories. She continues,
He didn’t think children’s stories were beneath him. In fact, a mind like that is what it took to write those children’s stories. And of course, as Lewis said, a children’s story that’s only good for children isn’t a good children’s story in the least. He dignified children, and he knew the power of story. . . . The story is how you capture the child’s heart.
In this short clip, she celebrates Lewis’s brilliance as a children’s writer.
In this second clip, Sally Lloyd-Jones talks about learning narration and tone from Lewis. He knew the best tone was like a mother talking to her children. His influence on her, she says, is like the air we breathe. “I can’t even…