C. S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

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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.

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, the celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series.

For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’s Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis―A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing a bestselling fantasy series for children.

Dr. McGrath uses his extensive research and thorough examination in chronological order of Lewis’s correspondence and archival materials to present a new picture of Lewis’s life. This definitive biography paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became a compelling, though reluctant, prophet for our times.

You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who inspired generations.

Alister McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education at King’s College London and head of its Center for Theology, Religion and Culture. Before moving to King’s College, he was Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University and is currently Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College at Oxford. Dr. McGrath is a bestselling author of more than 50 books and a popular speaker, traveling the world every year to speak at various conferences.

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Alister McGrath is professor of theology, ministry, and education at King’s College London and head of its Center for Theology, Religion, and Culture. Before moving to King’s College, he was professor of historical theology at Oxford University and is currently senior research fellow at Harris Manchester College at Oxford. Dr. McGrath is a bestselling author of more than fifty books and a popular speaker, traveling the world every year to speak at various conferences.

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