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Podcast: Episode Two —Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis "What About the Children Part II"

Updated: Oct 15, 2019



What About the Children Part II —with Douglas Gresham (after Joy's cancer). 

Host and Author Patti Callahan

Episode 2 

October 8, 2019  


WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN PART II

—With Douglas Gresham (after Joy's cancer)


When Douglas Gresham first learned of his mother’s cancer diagnosis, he very clearly heard the Lord say, “If you can’t make it, if you really can’t make it without your mother, I can fix it. All you have to do is ask.” Joy Davidman’s cancer later went miraculously into remission and gave her, her two children, and Lewis four more blissful years before fatally returning. In this episode, Douglas takes Patti through the years following his mother’s death and shares how her cancer diagnosis not only changed him but also changed the people whom he learned to call family. 




End Notes:


Douglas Gresham: 

(Joy Davidman’s son & C.S. Lewis’s stepson) Douglas Gresham BooksLenten Lands and Jack's Life: The Story of C.  S. Lewis. C.S. Lewis Books.

The Author and Host:  

New York Times Bestselling Author Patti Callahan Henry Writing as Patti Callahan. Website (The Novel)  Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis. (The Podcast) Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series.  

Joy Davidman's Poetry: 

A Naked Tree: Love Sonnets to C.S. Lewis and other poems by Joy Davidman and edited by Don W. King.




A Naked Tree


Love Sonnets to C. S. Lewis and Other Poems

By Joy Davidman Edited by Don W. King

"For I have loved my own ghost all these years Till there is nothing to say yes to me:  Till there is only vast and lightless nothing And in the heart of it not even I. 

Oh, Love, let shadows flee; Oh live sun, living God, incarnate sword Of edged reality, let me be hurt, But let me live enough to die."


— Joy Davidman, A NAKED TREE  

 Last part of "Prayer Before Day Break."









Second Edition 

Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis

A New🎙Podcast Series

Episode Two


 

Dearest Reader,


My original podcast series Episode Two is out today!


Opening with Joy’s poetry, we first hear from her son, C. S. Lewis’s stepson, Douglas Gresham.  


What About the Children Part II —with Douglas Gresham (after Joy's cancer).  

Please join me, as host for a seven-part original podcast, "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis" that explores in depth the improbable and beautiful love story between C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.


While writing my novel Becoming Mrs. Lewis, I was inspired by numerous experts with scholarly, literary, and personal connections to Lewis and Davidman. Follow the journey as I talk with these significant influencers. 


Thank you for listening! 

 

With💕JOY,

Patti Callahan 





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October 15, 2019

LOSING FAITH

—Did Lewis lose his faith after Joy’s Death with Dr. David Downing

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About the Author



Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the historical fiction, BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. The author is also the host of the "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launching October 1, 2019.  


THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, (Southern Contemporary Fiction) was released June 4, 2019 and her holiday Christmas novella THE PERFECT LOVE SONG October 8, 2019, available now.


A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More



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