Christian Leaders as Storytellers: C. S. Lewis, God’s Master Storyteller

  • Christa M. Bonnet
Part of the Christian Faith Perspectives in Leadership and Business book series (CFPLB)


This chapter looks at the role of storytelling as an integral part of the human experience. This is done by focusing on C. S. Lewis (1898–1963) as an exemplar through exploring his belief that stories reveal the truth about the real world in a unique way, especially in an era marked with conflict and complexity. It evaluates organizational leadership in terms of how Lewis used communication in his storytelling practices as Christian leader to transform people’s lives. Organizational leadership themes are identified, with a corresponding principle for each theme as a supporting lesson for Christian leaders in a contemporary organizational context.


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  1. 1.The Difference MakersJohannesburgSouth Africa

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