For anyone who has ever longed for God but always felt like his love was just out of reach; for anyone whose messy story has made them feel like a third-string player on God’s team; for anyone whose soul feels beaten, battered, and in desperate need of some healing, C. S. Lewis just may have a remedy.
This collection of essays and memoirs, delivered by an author whose fundamentalist upbringing painted a picture of a God who was simply impossible to please, are written for anyone whose has struggled with their spiritual self-worth. After life threw him a few curveballs, he was convinced that the God whose approval he yearned for, simply had no use for him. Lewis helped to changed that.
This story about falling back in love with God takes the reader on a three-year journey in which the author digested just about every word Lewis ever wrote, including many of his classics, his lesser-known writings, and even personal letters he wrote to family, friends, fans, and even children. The memoirs will journey to Lewis’s home and favorite pub in Oxford, his office in Cambridge, his church, his gravesite, and more.
Endorsements and Reviews:
“One mark of C. S. Lewis’s achievement is the number of insightful books inspired by him that keep appearing. Removing the Dragon Skin records his transformative impact on the author’s life and thought, especially with respect to the problem of low spiritual self-esteem. He explores both the causes of, and remedies for, this common disabling condition, and shows how overcoming it can lead to a more profound love for God. The highest praise I can give this book is that it is one, I think, Lewis himself would have enjoyed reading!”
—Robert Banks, Fuller Theological Seminary
“In Removing the Dragon Skin, Braudrick courageously shares the difficulties of his life, intertwining it with his astounding knowledge of the works of Lewis. He unveils not only Lewis’s mind, but also his heart, transforming long-held religious strongholds into freedom to enjoy the Savior Lewis knew so well. If a person is fortunate, they get to have a few soul-enlightening moments in life. This was one of them for me. I’m deeply grateful for it.”
—Rene Gutteridge, novelist and screenwriter
“Mingled with the brilliance of C. S. Lewis, you will read Jeremiah’s journey to renewed ‘spiritual’ self-esteem and a clearer picture of God’s love. You will find it hard to put this book down!”
—Marty Grubbs, Pastor, Crossings Community Church
“Jeremiah articulates his journey through shame and into the knowing place of God’s longing to be in relationship with him. One of love and friendship. And Jeremiah uses the gifted writing of one of the all-time best writers we’ve ever had the privilege of reading—C. S. Lewis.”
—Sandi Patty Peslis, Christian artist and C. S. Lewis fan