By Alister E. McGrath
Fifty years after his dying, C. S. Lewis keeps to encourage and fascinate hundreds of thousands. His legacy continues to be assorted and gigantic. He used to be a towering highbrow determine, a well-liked fiction writer who encouraged a world motion picture franchise around the globe of Narnia, and an atheist-turned-Christian thinker.
In C.S. Lewis—A Life, Alister McGrath, prolific writer and revered professor at King’s university of London, paints a definitive portrait of the lifetime of C. S. Lewis. After completely reading lately released Lewis correspondence, Alister demanding situations a number of the formerly held ideals in regards to the particular timing of Lewis’s shift from atheism to theism after which to Christianity. He paints a portrait of an eccentric philosopher who turned an inspiring, notwithstanding reluctant, prophet for our times.
You won’t are looking to pass over this interesting portrait of an inventive genius who encouraged generations.
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