In our final episode of our “Lies About Life” series, Patti Callahan Henry joins our host, Kat Armstrong, to share the story behind her captivating novel, Becoming Mrs. Lewis, which illuminates the life of Joy Davidman. While C.S. Lewis remains one of the most well-known figures in history, many people are unaware of the wife, Joy Davidman’s story and brilliant work. Not only did Joy have a tremendous impact on his work, but her own story of bravely defying cultural expectations and asking the big questions about God should serve as an inspiration to us all. In today’s episode, Patti thoughtfully shares about the lies she believes Joy battled with and how she courageously overcame them.
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis (writing as Patti Callahan). In addition, she is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year.” ; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.
The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launched, October 2019. The podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released on January 7, 2020, and available now. The new expanded Becoming Mrs. Lewis paperback edition was released on March 24, 2020, and available now.
In March of 2021, a new historical fiction novel based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband.
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