Rev. Will Vaus, author of several books on C. S. Lewis, will speak at the next meeting of the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga Friday. The topic will be "C. S. Lewis' Reading of George MacDonald."
Rev. Vaus was born outside of New York City and grew up in Southern California. He is the son of Jim Vaus, former organized crime wiretapper who came to personal faith in Jesus Christ through the ministry of Billy Graham in 1949.
He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. He has served as a pastor in California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He is the president of Will Vaus Ministries, and currently resides in Monterey, Va.
Dr. Vaus is the author of Mere Theology: A Guide to the Thought of C. S. Lewis, The Professor of Narnia: The C. S. Lewis Story, The Hidden Story of Narnia: A Book-by-Book Guide to C. S. Lewis' Spiritual Themes, and most recently Open Before Christmas, Devotional Thoughts for the Holiday Season.
George MacDonald, author of many fantasy stories and sermons, was a great influence on the thought and writing of C. S. Lewis. Dr. Vaus will be presenting the same lecture at the Oxford C. S. Lewis Society in England next month.
The meeting will take place at the Craft Social Room, across from The Camp House, 1427 Williams St., on the Southside. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
For more information on the C. S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga, visit www.cslewischattanooga.org