Although Lewis was not always comfortable in the role of an evangelist, he was true to this task and regarded it as a necessary one. C. S. Lewis denied he was a theologian but he did declare “I am a rhetor.”[1] Since all rhetoric is persuasive—whether it be a request for someone to pass the salt or a shouted warning to flee a burning building—it is safe to say that through the spoken word as well as the written word Lewis sought to persuade. However, his methods were not manipulative. He was committed to objective value, seeking to follow the…