C S Lewis A Life

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.

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414382524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Winner (Non-Fiction)! 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’s 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.

C S Lewis

Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Author: Bruce L. Edwards

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

Jack

In memory of Horace Salley.

Author: George Sayer

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781581347395

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 457

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Written by a longtime friend and colleague of the man his friends called "Jack," this definitive biography of C. S. Lewis recounts the great scholar's relationships and experiences.

A Life Observed

"This book has the essential quality of a biography--it's reliable." --Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis's personal secretary and editor "Devin Brown has always been my go-to source for all things related to Middle Earth and Narnia.

Author: Devin Brown

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1441242864

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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C. S. Lewis is one of the most influential Christian writers of our time. The Chronicles of Narnia has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and all Lewis's works are estimated to sell 6 million copies annually. At the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Lewis expert Devin Brown brings the beloved author's story to life in a fresh, accessible, and moving biography through focusing on Lewis's spiritual journey. Although it was clear from the start that Lewis would be a writer, it was not always clear he would become a Christian. Drawing on Lewis's autobiographical works, books by those who knew him personally, and his apologetic and fictional writing, this book tells the inspiring story of Lewis's journey from cynical atheist to joyous Christian and challenges readers to follow their own calling. The book allows Lewis to tell his own life story in a uniquely powerful manner while shedding light on his best-known works.


C S Lewis

An insightful new portrait of the writer and Christian theologian, reveals a depressive, spiritually tormented man who nevertheless forged a respectable career as a scholar, a writer of fantasy books like the Chronicles of Narnia, and a ...

Author: Michael White

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786713769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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An insightful new portrait of the writer and Christian theologian, reveals a depressive, spiritually tormented man who nevertheless forged a respectable career as a scholar, a writer of fantasy books like the Chronicles of Narnia, and a Christian apologist.

The Narnian

How did this middle-aged Irish bachelor turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of the original Narnian.

Author: Alan Jacobs

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006175014X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- all these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia. Over the past half century, children everywhere have escaped into this world and delighted in its wonders and enchantments. Yet what we do know of the man who created Narnia? This biography sheds new light on the making of the original Narnian, C. S. Lewis himself. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential religious writer of his day. An Oxford don and scholar of medieval literature, he loved to debate philosophy at his local pub, and his wartime broadcasts on the basics of Christian belief made him a celebrity in his native Britain. Yet one of the most intriguing aspects of Clive Staples Lewis remains a mystery. How did this middle-aged Irish bachelor turn to the writing of stories for children -- stories that would become among the most popular and beloved ever written? Alan Jacobs masterfully tells the story of the original Narnian. From Lewis's childhood days in Ireland playing with his brother, Warnie, to his horrific experiences in the trenches during World War I, to his friendship with J. R. R. Tolkien (and other members of the "Inklings"), and his remarkable late-life marriage to Joy Davidman, Jacobs traces the events and people that shaped Lewis's philosophy, theology, and fiction. The result is much more than a conventional biography of Lewis: Jacobs tells the story of a profound and extraordinary imagination. For those who grew up with Narnia, or for those just discovering it, The Narnian tells a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight, but who knew above all that the world holds far more richness and meaning than the average eye can see.

C S Lewis on the Fullness of Life

"Using the concept of "deep heaven," an image borrowed from C. S. Lewis's popular work of Christian fantasy The Great Divorce, the basic christological truths of the faith are considered in the context of human happiness.

Author: Dennis Joseph Billy

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809145430

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 125

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"Using the concept of "deep heaven," an image borrowed from C. S. Lewis's popular work of Christian fantasy The Great Divorce, the basic christological truths of the faith are considered in the context of human happiness. Six important aspects of Jesus' redeeming actions from the Apostles' Creed are examined: his incarnation, passion and death, descent into hell, resurrection, ascension, and second coming. Each chapter concludes with a series of reflection questions and meditative prayers to assist the reader in uncovering practical applications for his or her life and relationship with God."--BOOK JACKET.

Jack s Life

The stepson of the renown author of Further Up and Further In, The Keys to the Chronicles, and Narnia Beckons highlights the great writer's life in an extraordinary portrait. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Douglas H. Gresham

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805432466

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 167

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The stepson of the renown author of Further Up and Further In, The Keys to the Chronicles, and Narnia Beckons highlights the great writer's life in an extraordinary portrait. 25,000 first printing.

C S Lewis Little Book of Wisdom Meditations on Faith Life Love and Literature

C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

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Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000830937X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 400

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C. S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom offers more than 300 bite-size nuggets of inspiration and wisdom from the much-loved author, philosopher, and Christian theologist.

The Reading Life

The revered teacher and bestselling author reflects on the power, importance, and joy of a life dedicated to reading books in this delightful collection drawn from his wide body of writings.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 9780062849977

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The revered teacher and bestselling author reflects on the power, importance, and joy of a life dedicated to reading books in this delightful collection drawn from his wide body of writings. More than fifty years after his death, revered intellectual and teacher C. S. Lewis continues to speak to readers, thanks not only to his intellectual insights on Christianity but also his wondrous creative works and deep reflections on the literature that influenced his life. Beloved for his instructive novels including The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Chronicles of Narnia as well as his philosophical books that explored theology and Christian life, Lewis was a life-long writer and book lover. Cultivated from his many essays, articles, and letters, as well as his classic works, The Reading Life provides guidance and reflections on the love and enjoyment of books. Engaging and enlightening, this well-rounded collection includes Lewis’ reflections on science fiction, why children’s literature is for readers of all ages, and why we should read two old books for every new one. A window into the thoughts of one of the greatest public intellectuals of our time, this collection reveals not only why Lewis loved the written word, but what it means to learn through literature from one of our wisest and most enduring teachers.

Deep Magic Dragons and Talking Mice

Whether you're new to Lewis, a fan of the Narnia books or a devotee of his apologetic writings, McGrath will lead you into an exploration of life's deepest questions, using one of the twentieth century's most engaging writers as our guide.

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444750321

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on the questions we all ask ourselves from time to time - questions about friendship, education, suffering, God ... and the meaning of life itself? Alister McGrath's provocative and perceptive book Deep Magic, Dragons and Talking Mice takes Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks. Lewis travelled from staunch atheism to reluctant belief, from rational scepticism to the appreciation of human desires and imagination, and from Christian apologist during the Second World War to celebrated author of classic children's literature - and as such looked at life's mysteries from many different viewpoints. The questions Lewis thought so deeply about are still relevant today, and all are illuminated by his astonishingly varied body of work. Whether you're new to Lewis, a fan of the Narnia books or a devotee of his apologetic writings, McGrath will lead you into an exploration of life's deepest questions, using one of the twentieth century's most engaging writers as our guide.

Clive Staples Lewis

A detailed scholarly biography of the Narnia creator and his life-long struggle with his religious faith.

Author: William Griffin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Authors, English

Page: 507

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A detailed scholarly biography of the Narnia creator and his life-long struggle with his religious faith.

Jacks Life

As he is Jack's stepson, Douglas Gresham is in a unique position to provide insight into Lewis' domestic life - where greatness is most accurately judged.

Author: Gresham Douglas

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781853453830

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C S 'Jack' Lewis - author of Prince Caspian - was not the academic recluse, shielded from life's difficulties, that he is usually made out to be. This title shows you just what the man behind The Chronicles of Narnia was really like, and helps you learn from his example how to be a 'saint'.

C S Lewis

Fans of C. S. Lewis will treasure this comprehensive guide inside the life, mind, and work of one of Christianity's most beloved authors.

Author: Walter Hooper

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Oxfordshire (England)

Page: 940

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This award-winning reference on the life and work of C.S. Lewis, the most beloved Christian thinker and storyteller of this century, is being reissued to commemorate the centenary of his birth.

Women and C S Lewis

In this collection of short essays, opinion pieces, and interviews, academics and writers come together to investigate these accusations.

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745956955

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Sexism in Narnia? Or Screwtape? Or amongst the Inklings? Many critics have labelled C.S. Lewis a sexist, even a misogynist. Did the life and writing of the hugely popular author and professor betray attitudes that today are unacceptable, even deplorable? The younger Lewis was criticized for a mysterious living arrangement with a woman, but his later marriage to an American poet, Joy Davidman, became a celebrated love story. As a writer he, along with J.R.R. Tolkien, formed a legendary literary group, the Inklings - but without women. In this collection of short essays, opinion pieces, and interviews, academics and writers come together to investigate these accusations. They include Alister McGrath, Randy Alcorn, Monika Hilder, Don W. King, Kathy Keller, Colin Duriez, Crystal Hurd, Jeanette Sears, David C. Downing, Malcolm Guite, and Holly Ordway. The resulting work, Women and C.S. Lewis, provides broad and satisfying answers.

A Year with C S Lewis

The classic A Year with C.S. Lewis is an intimate day-to-day companion by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century.

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061757640

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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The classic A Year with C.S. Lewis is an intimate day-to-day companion by C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century. The daily meditations have been culled from Lewis’ celebrated signature classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and A Grief Observed, as well as from the distinguished works The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man. Ruminating on such themes as the nature of love, the existence of miracles, overcoming a devastating loss, and discovering a profound Christian faith, A Year with C.S. Lewis offers unflinchingly honest insight for each day of the year.

Richard Dawkins C S Lewis and the Meaning of Life

Alister McGrath has written to great acclaim on both Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis.

Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281080208

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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Alister McGrath has written to great acclaim on both Richard Dawkins and C. S. Lewis. Here he brings these two intriguing and well-known writers into a conversation. They could hardly have more different perspectives! Engaging with their views is a brilliant way of sharpening up our own thinking on the meaning of life.

A Brief Guide to C S Lewis

Most companions to Lewis's work have been written from a religious perspective. This guide assumes no biblical scholarship; the focus is on what Lewis wrote rather than the specific texts that he dissects.

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472100670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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November 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Clive Staples 'Jack' Lewis, when a memorial to him will be placed in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Although perhaps best known as the author of the seven Chronicles of Narnia, published between 1949 and 1954, Lewis also wrote The Pilgrim's Regress, a trilogy of science-fiction novels incorporating Christian themes, and a large number of non-fiction books about his faith, accessible to Christians and non-believers alike. In a survey of the greatest British writers since 1945, the Times newspaper ranked Lewis eleventh, ahead of Salman Rushdie, Anthony Burgess and Ian Fleming. A Brief Guide to C. S. Lewis explores Lewis's life, from his reconversion to Christianity under the influence of his friend J. R. R. Tolkien, which had such a profound influence on his writing - both fiction and non-fiction - to his marriage to American writer Joy Davidman Gresham and his battle with cancer. He died on 22 November 1963, a day before the first-ever episode of Dr Who, a TV series with many links to his Narnia stories was shown. Although this Brief Guide ranges well beyond the world of Narnia to explore other aspects of Lewis's life and his other writings, it does not do so - unusually among books on Lewis - from the point of view of Christian scholarship, thereby assuming much knowledge of theology on the part of readers. That Lewis wrote about the problems of praying is significant; the specific texts he discusses and dissects are likely to be of less significance to most readers. The guide provides synopses of Lewis's fiction, an overview of his other writings, a biography and a look at all the many different versions of his stories that have appeared. In doing so it draws on recent interviews by the author with some of the many talented people who have worked on these adaptations.

C S Lewis

The story of C. S. Lewis's life with Joy Davidman, his terminally ill wife.

Author: Brian Sibley

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800755348

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The story of C. S. Lewis's life with Joy Davidman, his terminally ill wife.