Search Results: "C.S. Lewis"


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C.S. LEWIS by Michael White
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A readable, balanced portrait of a great humanist."
Prolific English biographer White (Leonardo, 2000, etc.) delineates in lively fashion the less than saintly life of the Christian apologist, children's author, Luddite, and fuddy-duddy Oxford don. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 13, 2013

"Dense for general readers but an excellent scholarly read encompassing new ideas for Lewis devotees or those interested in religious argument."
Christian theologian McGrath (Theology and Ministry/King's College London; Mere Apologetics, 2012, etc.) dissects the life of C.S. Lewis 50 years after the author's death, focusing on how his life was impacted by theology and vice versa. Read full book review >

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LEWIS by A. Barsell Carlyle
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 23, 2009

"An enjoyable beach read for men, but suspense lags until the final pages."
A debut novel of men's fiction/suspense. Read full book review >

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Released: April 30, 1982

"The book won't stir up a great deal of interest except among his admirers, but their number seems to be large—and growing larger."
A minor but occasionally stimulating collection (nine of the 20 pieces originally appeared in Of Other Worlds) on fiction, fantasy, and related topics. Read full book review >

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NARRATIVE POEMS by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 23, 1971

"Yet that other contrived universe has its power to charm, sometimes to haunt, and will deepen the affection Lewis so readily inspires."
Of course Lewis would be drawn to the long narrative: what form could better accommodate the heraldic solemnities of his Christian Romanticism? Read full book review >

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THE FOUR LOVES by C.S. Lewis
Released: July 27, 1960

"From a reading of this book laymen and clergy alike will reap great rewards: a deeper knowledge of an insight into human loves, and, indeed, humans, offered with beauty and humor and a soaring description of man's search for God through Love."
The ever-popular and highly readable C.S. Lewis has "done it again." Read full book review >

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Released: June 15, 1966

"The few tales seem tired and coy, though the slight extracts from a projected novel supposedly revamping the Helen in Egypt ploy and the troubles of a victorious, if cuckolded, Menelaus, have a wry, squinting gaiety."
The late Professor Lewis' fame began flickering over the wartime roofs of Oxford and Cambridge with the publication of The Screwtape Letters, a witty defense of Christianity in a "satanic" age, meaning the 20th century. Read full book review >

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THE ABOLITION OF MAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 8, 1947

"Those who have come to expect from Lewis penetrating satire and a subtle sense of humor, used to buttress a real Christian faith, will be disappointed."
The sub-title of this book is "Reflections on Education with Special Reference to the Teaching of English in the Upper Forms of Schools." Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 17, 1985

"Although more an indirect portrait of an Edwardian childhood than a major collection of new stories, Boxen—as Lewis' first and formative imaginary kingdom—should be of interest to Narnia enthusiasts."
Between the ages of seven and 29, C.S. Lewis produced short sketches of an imaginary world named "Boxen"—a cosmos bounded by his older brother Warner's imaginary India on the east and by young Jack's wholly invented Animal-Land on the west. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 5, 1969

"Readable and stimulating."
Edited by Clyde S. Kilby, this is an eminently Sastisfying anthology of the "essential wisdom" of the late C.S. Lewis, probably the most available and popular apologist for Christian orthodoxy in our time. Read full book review >

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THE WORLD'S LAST NIGHT by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 10, 1960

"Our current personal and corporate sins get the full treatment, and we shudder in applause."
Any new book by C. S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters) is bound to receive an eager and curious welcome, eager because he seems to know so surely the state we are in at the moment, a state easier to bear because of the shafts of light his agile mind throws upon it to reveal its real dimensions, and curious because we can never know the direction from which the light may come. Read full book review >

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REFLECTIONS ON THE PSALMS by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1958

"Urge everyone to book."
Internationally renowned because of his earlier books, among them tape Letters, Surprised by Joy, Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis making religion provoking, memorable and delightful is still more latest Reflections on the Psalms. Read full book review >