C. S. Lewis, author of The Narnia Chronicles, The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity, is arguably one of the best communicators of the twentieth century. During his lifetime, he was hailed for his talents as author, speaker, educator and broadcaster. He continues to be a best-selling author more than a half-century after his death. This book unlocks the secrets of C. S. Lewis’s communication skill so that you can communication like Lewis. C. S. Lewis made many explicit observations about how to communicate effectively embedded in his writing and speaking. For the first time, this book comprehensively unveils Lewis’s strategies about the craft of communication.
A review of Lewis’s work reveals five communication principles that explain his success as a communicator. Based on Lewis’s advice about communication sprinkled throughout his work, the essence of being a skilled communicator is to be holistic, intentional, transpositional, evocative and audience-centered. These five principles are summarized by the acronym HI TEA. Dr. Steven A. Beebe, a nationally-recognized communication author and educator, uses Lewis’s own words to present these five principles in an engaging and memorable way. The concluding chapter, "How to Communicate Like C. S. Lewis," offers specific techniques and strategies that Lewis uses that will help readers enhance the craft of communication. By applying Lewis’s communication principles (what he said about communication—HI TEA) and emulating his techniques (how he communicated), you too can be a master communicator.