C.S. Lewis—A Life by Alister McGrath

Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis, the author of Mere Christianity,The Chronicles of Narnia, and numerous other works, remains “a figure of authority and influence,” according to McGrath. He explores “the complex and fascinating connections between Lewis’s external and internal worlds.” Raised in a Christian home, Lewis later embraced atheism. Still, he felt a deep longing for the fleeting hints of joy he had occasionally experienced. Years later, when Lewis became a Christian, he understood that God was the “source from which those arrows of Joy had been shot . . . ever since childhood.”

McGrath’s detailed, lengthy biography gives readers a window into the way God pursued Lewis until he could no longer resist. Since then, Lewis’s works of Christian apologetics, fiction, and more have enriched and challenged the lives of millions of people. (Tyndale)

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