C. S. Lewis -- A Life - Alister Mcgrath

C. S. Lewis -- A Life

By Alister Mcgrath

  • Release Date: 2013-02-18
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 9 Ratings


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-A Life

    By Joyce C. Hall
    This biography is a well organized compilation of biographical complexities that gave rise to Lewis's literary and religious philosophies. The information is well sourced. The author expresses opinion based in analysis differing from other biographers. However, his conclusions are based on solid factual information. This biographer views the factual events from a different perspective. His viewpoint adds incredibly to the understanding of Lewis as both a fragile human with broken relationships who nevertheless understood perfect relationship through medieval literary forms. Not just a biography, but a treatise full of a depth of thought.