Actor Max McLean who played C.S. Lewis in a movie, revealed the author’s unbelievable transformation from being a vigorous debunker of Christianity to finding Jesus himself.
A Vigorous Atheist
Christian writer and thinker C.S. Lewis has been one of the most remarkable apologetic faith voices throughout Christian history. But little did we know, he was once a vigorous atheist who leveled in destroying the Christian faith.
According to actor Max McLean who played the author’s role in the “The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis” movie, C.S. Lewis was a “hard-boiled atheist.” Not until he found Jesus.
“[Lewis] lost his mother to cancer at the age of so of 9. He had a terrible relationship with his father. … and he also experienced a butchery of being in the trenches of World War I,” the actor detailed. “And he came to the conclusion after that that either there’s no God behind the universe. A God who’s indifferent to good and evil — or worse, an evil God.”
C.S. Lewis Becoming A Christian
Hence, the author became a “hard-boiled atheist.” However, C.S. Lewis’s spiritual journey did not stop there. Because eventually, he found Jesus and accepted Christ in his heart. He then became one of the most prominent Christian apologists in history. And he was also able “to formulate some of the best and most compelling arguments for God and the Bible.”
“Not only does he explore things spiritually and emotionally,” Max explained. “But he ties it together intellectually so that there’s no bifurcation of the spiritual, the emotional.”
Further, the actor admitted the legacy the legendary author left upon him “through reading and studying his works.” He led him to “navigate the Christian faith in a way that’s deep — that’s profound.”
“Lewis helps me to stay on track,” he remarked.
“The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis” movie shows in 200 theaters across America.