Such academic recognition of Lewis indicates his brilliance and academic achievement, but his great popularity is due to more than just his scholarly accomplishments:
- He has the ability to explain difficult subjects at a level that common people can understand.
- He has a keen understanding of the modern world, and he can step outside of it (due to his training in ancient civilizations and literature) and see its flaws.
- He has an uncanny insight into the human condition. He has the ability to penetrate the human heart such that readers have experienced the sensation while reading him that he has somehow read their minds.
- He has a deep Christian faith, which he shares from his heart.