The Most Reluctant Convert: New Movie about C. S. Lewis

There’s a new movie about C. S. Lewis out! It was only in theaters for a brief time, but it’s available for purchase. I had my library buy a copy. I highly recommend it! (It’s about 1 hour 13 minutes long)

Learn more and watch the trailer here


An elder C.S. Lewis looks back on his remarkable journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most renowned Christian writer of the past century.

The Most Reluctant Convert features award-winning actor Max McLean as the older Lewis and Nicholas Ralph – breakout star of PBS Masterpiece’s All Creatures Great and Small – as young Lewis. Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief.

Written for the screen and directed by two-time Emmy and BAFTA winner Norman Stone (BBC’s Shadowlands), The Most Reluctant Convert brings to life the spiritual evolution of one the 20th century’s sharpest minds and keenest wits.


Max McLean is a wonderful Christian actor. His solo performance of Mark’s Gospel, which can be seen on YouTube, is a soul stirring performance.

I also got to see him read Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God at a Ligonier conference. John McArthur came to preach afterwards, and he joked that he has had to follow some great preachers in his life, but not ever one like Edwards. The difference in the force of the vernacular was strikingly obvious. McArthur is a good speaker, but he sounded juvenile after hearing Edwards.

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