10 episodes

Join New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan for a seven-part original podcast that explores in-depth the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.

While writing her bestselling novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti Callahan was inspired by numerous experts from both personal, scholarly, and literary backgrounds. Join her as she talks with these influencers, who include:

• Joy Davidman’s son and C.S. Lewis’s step-son, Douglas Gresham
• Drs. David and Crystal Downing, co-directors of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
• Dr. Crystal Hurd, author and editor for Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal
• Scholar, speaker and author, Dr. Andrew Lazo, who specializes on works from C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
• Montreat College Professor and author of Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of the Words of Joy Davidman, Dr. Don W. King

For more information about the podcast and Becoming Mrs. Lewis, please visit www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com

Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Patti Callahan

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    • 4.8, 39 Ratings

Join New York Times bestselling author Patti Callahan for a seven-part original podcast that explores in-depth the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.

While writing her bestselling novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti Callahan was inspired by numerous experts from both personal, scholarly, and literary backgrounds. Join her as she talks with these influencers, who include:

• Joy Davidman’s son and C.S. Lewis’s step-son, Douglas Gresham
• Drs. David and Crystal Downing, co-directors of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College
• Dr. Crystal Hurd, author and editor for Sehnsucht: The C.S. Lewis Journal
• Scholar, speaker and author, Dr. Andrew Lazo, who specializes on works from C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman
• Montreat College Professor and author of Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of the Words of Joy Davidman, Dr. Don W. King

For more information about the podcast and Becoming Mrs. Lewis, please visit www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com

    Bonus Episode: Writing Joy’s Story for Television, with Todd Komarnicki

    Bonus Episode: Writing Joy’s Story for Television, with Todd Komarnicki

    In this bonus episode of Behind of Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti sits down with author, film and television producer, and prolific screenwriter, Todd Komarnicki. Patti and Todd discuss their backgrounds in studying stories, and how their love of stories has translated into collaborating on the upcoming TV-series adaptation for Becoming Mrs. Lewis. Todd has penned several novels and has worked on numerous films, such as Elf and Sully. For more information, please visit www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com

    • 49 min
    Thank You For Listening + A Sneak Peek of the Audiobook

    Thank You For Listening + A Sneak Peek of the Audiobook

    Author Patti Callahan extends a “thank you” to all the listeners of the Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast and offers a sneak peek at the bonus content that can be found on the upcoming audiobook edition, including a clip from the bonus episode with Max McLean, the founder and artistic director of Fellowship for Performing Arts.

    For more information about the podcast and Becoming Mrs. Lewis, please visit www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com.

    • 3 min
    Surprised by Love – How love found C.S. Lewis with Andrew Lazo

    Surprised by Love – How love found C.S. Lewis with Andrew Lazo

    A once-proclaimed “confirmed bachelor,” C.S. Lewis found himself contradicted when he fell in love with Joy Davidman. However, it is up for debate WHEN Lewis discovered this deep love for Joy. Scholar Andrew Lazo discusses how the letters and works of C.S. Lewis showcase his evolving self-awareness as he realized that he had helplessly fallen in love with the imperious Joy Davidman.

    For more information about the podcast and Becoming Mrs. Lewis, please visit www.becomingmrslewispodcast.com

    • 34 min
    The Lost Love Sonnets – Joy’s poetry to C.S. Lewis with Dr. Don W. King

    The Lost Love Sonnets – Joy’s poetry to C.S. Lewis with Dr. Don W. King

    Over 300 poems by Joy Davidman were never published during her lifetime and were lost until quite recently. Dr. Don W. King has edited, analyzed and published them in his book Yet One More Spring: A Critical Study of the Works of Joy Davidman. Patti and Don discuss how Joy’s poetry reveals her desires, persistence, and pain. They also ask: Did Joy give Lewis these poems? How do these poems reflect their love story? Quite racy in parts, Joy’s desire and love for Lewis is palpable in these lost sonnets.

    • 32 min
    Muse and Co-Author – Joy as Lewis’s muse and co-author, with Andrew Lazo

    Muse and Co-Author – Joy as Lewis’s muse and co-author, with Andrew Lazo

    Till We Have Faces, a retelling of the ancient story of Cupid and Psyche, is often hailed as one of C.S. Lewis’s most mature and sophisticated novels. In fact, Lewis himself credits the title as being one of his best books. Patti speaks with scholar Andrew Lazo about how Till We Have Faces was heavily influenced—and arguably cowritten—by wife Joy Davidman and how Lewis’s other works show Davidman’s literary fingerprint.

    • 32 min
    Why Joy? Why did Lewis choose Joy Davidman? with Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Crystal Downing

    Why Joy? Why did Lewis choose Joy Davidman? with Dr. Crystal Hurd and Dr. Crystal Downing

    One of the questions that Patti asked while writing Becoming Mrs. Lewis was: Why Joy? Why was Joy Davidman the woman who finally ended Lewis’s long run as a bachelor?  Patti speaks with Dr. Crystal Downing about how Dorothy Sayers introduced Lewis to an appreciation of brilliant, fiery women who bristled against cultural gender expectations. In another conversation, Dr. Crystal Hurd gives insight on how Lewis’s mother, Flora Lewis, also paved the way to Lewis finding his soul mate in Joy Davidman.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

gmageorgia ,

Favorite Book

This book is my favorite book this year. After watching your videos I loved it all the more and now to hear the podcast makes me excited that my book club is going to read it next year. Reading it again will be so much better with these interviews to add to our discussion. Please consider another book about dynamic women who deserve recognition.

barbaras boy ,

So amazing

Keeps me wanting more!

CarolinaShagGirl ,

Fascinating

Thank you for keeping the story going Patti! Becoming Mrs Lewis was one of my very favorite reads and I’ve been looking forward to the Podcasts.

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