He distanced himself from love, as he distanced himself from pain, until one woman got close enough to open his heart to the world.
The true story of the romance of C S Lewis and Joy Davidman.
This West End and Broadway hit is the love story of C.S. Lewis - Oxford don and author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters - and American poet, Joy Davidman.
Jack Lewis is comfortable with his life in Oxford as a well-known writer, popular lecturer and with his respected group of Oxford intellecuals. He has become smug in his convictions about God and His plan for the world until Joy and her young son enter his life and the bewildered lecturer of love in theory must deal with love in reality.
The story deals with his struggle with personal pain and grief: Lewis preaches that one should endure suffering with patience, but finds that the simple answers he had preached no longer apply when Joy is diagnosed with cancer.