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A man of reason and vigorous discourse, and a renowned professor of literature and philosophy, C.S. Lewis, always “Jack” to family and friends, never shied from intellectual debate, and through his written works encouraged others to wrestle with the difficult questions of faith. A master of visual illustration and allegory, Lewis wrote with the intuitive understanding thatA man of reason and vigorous discourse, and a renowned professor of literature and philosophy, C.S. Lewis, always “Jack” to family and friends, never shied from intellectual debate, and through his written works encouraged others to wrestle with the difficult questions of faith. A master of visual illustration and allegory, Lewis wrote with the intuitive understanding that his readers wrestled with the same questions about the Christian story, about pain, suffering, and notions of Heaven and Hell, as he himself had wrestled. He also understood that others found reason and imagination to be incompatible aspects of an understanding of God and the universe....

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  • Robert Federline
    2019-05-09 03:32

    E-books are convenient and handy. This book is interesting and well-written, but all too brief. C.S.Lewis was too complex a man to gloss over his career and his life in slightly over 100 pages. It is ironic that a man so deep has his life glossed over so that only the surface may be scratched.This book, however, should serve as an inspiration to revisit the many works, both of fiction and non-fiction, penned by this man. Authors are frequently cautioned that they should write about the things which they know. This brief biography reminds us that by reading the works of C.S. Lewis, one may come to know the man as well. His writings parallel the growth and education he experienced in his life, and the processes he utilized in arriving at his personal beliefs. His works are a reflection of his personal growth and his desires to share that with the world.Of course, he is best known for the Chronicles of Narnia, ostensibly written for children. While this series is probably the most easily read and understood of his works, they reveal much of the man and his beliefs. he exposes himself in all of his works, and to a degree which he himself did not always realize. The children show him at different intellectual and emotional levels through which he passed in his lifetime.Lewis's journey to faith through reason, and his deep emotional experience of it gave meaning to his life, and to his writing, on all levels. It is almost always worthwhile to know the man behind the writings. This is especially true when it is someone so influential in modern thought and philosophy as C.S. Lewis.

  • Emily Dones
    2019-05-01 20:54

    Finished it's 1:04 am. I should be sleeping. Anyway this book was good. It was a good introduction to Lewis' life. This short biography focuses heavily on his spiritual journey and how it's reflected on his christian books and The Chronicles of Narnia. I liked this but I think I might not continue to pursue biographical books about him because his books like Surprised by Joy, Mere Christianity,Miracles, The Great Divorce, A Grief Observed and The Four Loves might give me the insight of his life that I'm looking for.

  • juan carlos compres
    2019-04-27 20:54

    This is a very well-written book. It highlights the main facts in the life of a great man. It also summarizes his most-known writings. As a biography is too short and the reader is left with questions. Therefore, if you´re looking for a Lewis´s biography, look elsewhere. However, if you´re not familiar with his life and his works, this is an excellent introduction to C.S. Lewis´s life and work. I believe this was the author´s purpose and it serves it really well. I enjoyed this read.

  • Sarah -
    2019-05-13 19:45

    As someone who knows almost nothing about CS Lewis, this was a good introduction. I feel like he is much more complex than this biography shows, but it was a good starting point for me to learn more about him.

  • Jon
    2019-05-02 01:42

    Short and sweet overview that can't come close to covering everything on such a complex individual or his works. Great for a basic introduction with some nice facts, but overall just a simple and concise synopsis.

  • J. Ewbank
    2019-05-07 21:38

    This book about C.S. Lewis provides information about his life that I was not aware of. I have read his books for a number of years but it is interesting to find out more about the person writing them. It was well done, tastefully done, and written in an interesting manner. I enjoyed it.J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"

  • Chris Whisonant
    2019-05-12 02:43

    This was a pretty good primer on the life of CS Lewis. It only took me a couple of days to read it. If you are looking for a high-level look at Lewis's life and writings, then this would be a good one to check into.

  • Karl Marzoo
    2019-05-20 19:39

    Christian InspirationIf you are looking for guidance on Christian theology C.L. Lewis's children's book on Narnia are a place of inspiration. Decent biography on the author of these books, nothing too elaborate.

  • Bill Wyler
    2019-04-24 21:46

    A good read about the man and how his experiences were reflected in his writings along with his personal faith in Jesus Christ. Especially helpful if you have read any of his books.

  • M Pau
    2019-05-18 23:30

    This book covers Lewis journey through Christianity and the inspiration behind his work.

  • Tracy
    2019-05-03 02:48

    Interesting read about the life of C.S. Lewis.

  • Jeff Miller
    2019-05-11 23:37

    Just a very summary biography with few insights.

  • Amy Budge
    2019-05-19 21:41

    An enjoyable look into the life of an inspiring author. A quick read that left me wanting to study Lewis's writing more in-depth.

  • Bill Tillman
    2019-05-12 21:52

    JACK A GREAT READ!I have read many books about JACK and this one is a high middle ground. It covers his life well is a balanced look at the man and his faith.

  • Steve Campbell
    2019-05-14 23:49

    This is a very brief biography of Lewis, and therefore can only be considered an introduction. It is well written an provides some insight into Lewis' character and the people and circumstances that helped shape that character. For those who only have time to scratch the surface of Lewis' life and thought, this is adequate, but for those who want to go a little deeper, this will not quite fit the bill. There is obviously a lot more that can be said about Lewis that can't be covered in a hundred pages.

  • Scott Hughes
    2019-05-16 03:42

    Good but briefThis is a very helpful though brief introduction to C. S. Lewis. Having read many of Lewis' work, I'm familiar with Lewis' biography and themes. I did learn a few things from this book but it does not go into great depth about his life or his books. However, it definitely hits the highlights and is written well and the author sneaks in the occasional gem of insight.

  • Mark
    2019-05-09 20:46

    Very nice Bio and History I have read "Mere Christianiy" and heard of Lewis's works like the Narnia saga. And, being a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien I knew of their friendship. So, I wanted to know more about him. This book is perfect! Not weighed down with every minutia it covers his life and works. His trials and successes! I highly recommend it to anyone!

  • Tom Callahan
    2019-04-24 02:37

    CS Lewis ConciseThis was a concise and engaging book about CS Lewis and his life. It's brief but very interesting. I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Lewis. Tom Callahan

  • Karen
    2019-04-29 21:36

    An insightful, intriguing, and surprising consice bio for those who have read and enjoy C.S.Lewis. It will be more meaningful for those who have already read a few of his apologetic works. Definitely recommend start with Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters in particular.

  • Jim Rickard
    2019-05-08 03:48

    A good summary of his lifeThis as a good summary of his life. Now I want to find a more detailed bio of his life.

  • Carol
    2019-05-17 03:34

    InterestingInteresting background about an excellent writer and his struggle with his faith. I loved all the Narnia books so I was glad to read this short biography.

  • Marilyn
    2019-04-20 00:54

    A quick review of his life and work. Was not real interesting to me.

  • Claudia
    2019-05-11 03:33

    Not a long book, but a good overview of Lewis' life.

  • Danni
    2019-05-16 23:34

    what an amazing man.

  • John A
    2019-04-24 03:54

    Brief and powerful! The author helps the reader understand the scope and transit of C. S. Lewis's career and its impact on the Greatest Generation right down to the Millennials.

  • Stephanie
    2019-05-03 00:49

    It was so interesting to see how C.S. Lewis became a Christian. His scientific, evidence-based philosophy of life eventually led to his study, questioning and conversion.

  • Jennifer
    2019-05-01 03:45

    A very short introduction to C. S. Lewis. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know, but I suppose it would be good for those who don't know much about Lewis going into it.

  • Stephen Kilbøurn
    2019-04-22 03:35

    Short but enjoyableThis was a quick, Saturday morning read. I knew some of his life story and have read most of his books. This put his life and story into a nice chronology to tie things together.

  • Bill Davies
    2019-04-26 00:31

    Thoroughly enjoyedI thoroughly enjoyed reading this biographical sketch of a man who I only knew by name. Now that I have read about the man, reading his published works will take ok n a new meaning.

  • Karen
    2019-04-30 21:54

    This was a great beginning biography on CS Lewis. I've been wanting to read about him for quite a while. I've always found his quotes and what books I have read of his so incredible. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book and the insights it gave into this very intelligent and spiritual man. It's interesting how a man started out as a rigid atheist and was exposed to others with that mindset, but who ended up being a convert to Christianity. I intend to get a more in depth book and also read some of Lewis' own books in order to get a better understanding of the man. But this book was definitely a very good beginning, and I would highly recommend this book to others.I'm going to add this information to other books I've read on men like John Donne, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer...all of whom were great men who approached religion in different ways. Lewis worked at both Oxford and Cambridge. I don't think that those great schools (Tolkien was also at Cambridge) would have accepted a man who wasn't highly intelligent. I lose patience with people like Dawkins and even Stephen Hawkings (who I admire...)who act like only those who are atheists are intelligent, and dismiss others who have religious beliefs as lacking intelligence. Maybe they should read books about these great men and look at the world through their eyes for a while.