Search Results: "C.S. Lewis"


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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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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 WEIGHT OF GLORY by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1949

"There is none of the satire of the Screw Tape Letters, none of the practicality of some of his later radio addresses, none of the directness of some of his earlier theological books."
The name of C.S. Lewis will no doubt attract many readers to this volume, for he has won a splendid reputation by his brilliant writing. 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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THE CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1943

"Anglican and Presbyterian achieved union; the Roman Catholic wanted more emphasis on theories of Atonement; the Methodist wanted more about Faith; the consensus was agreement on philosophy, not doctrine."
While the reader misses the rich humor of the Screw Tape Letters, this is a great case for the Kingdom of God and opens a road of careful logic for the enquiring Christian whatever his persuasion. 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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PRINCE CASPIAN by C.S. Lewis
Released: Oct. 16, 1951

"More coordinated in construction, we think, than the preceding book."
Very special, somewhat mystic fantasy, this is a sequel to last year's The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Read full book review >

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SURPRISED BY JOY by C.S. Lewis
Released: Feb. 2, 1955

"A well- mannered journey of interest to the followers of his religious titles, the readers of his Screwtape Letters, while those who have followed his children's books will find the impetus for those stories here."
The story of an intellectual questing reveals the opening doors, the tools of thought and the widening vision that led to the author's accepting Christianity. Read full book review >

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MIRACLES by C.S. Lewis
Released: June 15, 1958

"Even those who would have difficulty with the author's philosophical presuppositions would find his argument interesting and ingenious, while others would, of course, welcome this buttress to their faith."
A fellow of Magdalene College. Read full book review >

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PRESENT CONCERNS by C.S. Lewis
Released: March 25, 1987

"Although not Lewis at his very best, still representative of his polished profundity, and more provocative than most journalism collections."
Impeccable, fanciful/polemical tidbits of Christian-oriented journalism—including one unpublished essay—from the author of The Screwtape Letters and The Narnia Chronicles. Read full book review >

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THE DARK TOWER AND OTHER STORIES by C.S. Lewis
Released: April 18, 1977

"It is a pleasure to listen to this voice again, but not always to hear what it is saying."
No scholar ever wore his learning more modestly than C. S. Lewis; no essayist ever got to the point more matter-of-factly; no story-teller ever conveyed greater happiness in his own "making," as he might have called it. Read full book review >

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Released: July 22, 1991

"Essential reading for Lewis fans, it may strike the general reader as too parochial."
Lewis's private account of his undergraduate years at Oxford, edited and introduced by his literary executor and former personal secretary. Read full book review >