Lewis, C.S

This theologian and prolific writer who lived from 1898-1963, is best known for ‘The Screwtape Letters’, ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and “Mere Christianity’. Although an avowed atheist in early life, he later converted to Christianity and used his sharp mind creatively to effectively communicate the concepts of the faith with clear simple explanations. His apologetic approach often used pictures and analogies to enable people to understand, for he considered it was his service to explain and defend the gospel to his unbelieving neighbours in a manner they could comprehend.

He is quoted as saying, ‘You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream’, and ‘Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching’.

See also: apologetics, influential Christians.