Mark, I wasn't suggesting you're wrong about the compilation. I've only read his books. You've looked into some behind-the-scenes stuff that I haven't. Besides Lewis' gift of faith, I really feel his greatest gift is simply to quickly, succinctly get in, make a clear point, and get out. Too many apologists and authors either don't make clear points or they take 5 pages to say what they could have in 1. They might have very persuasive arguments, but they lose them in not have tight points. I, too, love it when I hear from someone who appreciates him as much as I do! I'll be honest, though. A lot of people loved "The Screwtape Letters". It does nothing for me, personally. It just seems to go on and on, back and forth, over and over, letter after letter. But it's the only book of his I haven't liked a lot.