Jack’s Life

In recent days many evangelical Christians have been intrigued and enriched by the reexamination of the works of C. S. Lewis. As you probably know, C. S. Lewis was among the most notable Christian writers of the 20th century. His writings include nonfiction as well as fiction. Perhaps he is best known for his fictional books in a series called The Chronicles of Narnia. During the last few months I had the opportunity to read some interesting books that have been published simultaneous to the release of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as a motion picture.

Perhaps no one alive today knew C. S. Lewis as well as his stepson, Douglas Gresham. His most recent biography of the famous apologist and literary scholar is entitled Jack’s Life. The essence of this tribute is summed up in the statement: “Jack was the finest man and the best Christian I have ever known. I loved him and I cherish his memory.” This biography adds a personal flavor to the increasing amount of information written about this 20th-century Christian voice. It is well worth the time to reflect upon this immensely personal account of Lewis.

Executive Director of Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions

State Missionary Rick Lance was elected in June of 1998 to serve as executive director of the State Board of Missions and treasurer of the Alabama Baptist Convention. Rick leads state missions efforts and facilitates Great Commission Ministries for the Convention's 3,200+ churches and more than one million Alabama Baptists.

Rick and his wife, Pam, are members at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have two daughters.

Any requests for Rick Lance to speak in or visit your church should be directed to Billie Davis at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 253 or (334) 613-2253, [email protected]

For questions about Dr. Lance's Facebook and Twitter accounts or his blog site, you may contact his social media assistant, Keith Hinson, at 1-800-264-1225, ext. 289 or (334) 613-2289, [email protected]