Hello and welcome to With Hands Open! The title of my blog comes from the focus of my scholarly research – the final scene of C.S. Lewis’s Perelandra. In that scene, the feminine eldil stands with her hands open, signifying a willingness to accept whatever God sends – food, people, work, challenges. She sees everything as His gift.

While I blog primarily about Lewis and gender, I also occasionally address subjects such as theology, books, philosophy, or music. All is gift, and as such just about anything could make its way into the blog. Even chickens. I’d love to hear from you – yes, you. It would be yet another gift.

Christy Raj

Most Recent Post: Peter and Edmund

If you’re interested in a bit more about how I got into all this, go here: With Hands Open

If you want to read about my theories on Perelandra, go here: Eldila and Gender

If you want to see all my posts, this is the place: All Posts