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Fifty years after his death, C. S. Lewis continues to inspire and fascinate millions. His legacy remains varied and vast. He was a towering intellectual figure, a popular fiction author who inspired a global movie franchise around the world of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker.
In C.S. Lewis—A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific author and respected professor at King’s College of London, paints a definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis. After thoroughly examining recently published Lewis correspondence, Alister challenges some of the previously held beliefs about the exact timing of Lewis’ shift from atheism to theism and then to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.
You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrait of a creative genius who inspired generations.
© 2013 by Alister McGrath
“Alister McGrath sheds new light on the life of the incomparable C. S. Lewis. This is an important book.”
Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy
“To the question of whether the world really needs another biography of C. S. Lewis, McGrath’s lucid and unsentimental portrait of the Christian champion responds with a resounding ‘yes’…McGrath offers a new and at times shocking look into the complicated life of this complex figure, in a deeply researched biography…[McGrath] shows with skill, sympathy, dispassion, and engaging prose that Lewis, like the rest of us, did the best he could with the hand he was dealt. But he got over it, as must all those who would prefer a Lewis without shadows.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Rich with information...An excellent scholarly read encompassing new ideas for Lewis devotees or those interested in religious argument.”