When C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham (née Davidman) first met in 1952 after having corresponded for two years, he was the philosopher-star, and she the fan, but Lewis was immediately struck by Gresham's intellect and strength of character and viewed her fully as his equal. They became friends and eventually married in 1956, after Gresham had already contracted terminal bone cancer. She died in 1960. Lewis was bereft, trying to piece together his shattered — but not extinguished — Christian faith; profound loss and suffering had shifted from the speculative to the visceral.... More >>>