List price: $16.50|
Average customer rating:
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ISBN/ASIN : 0006280838
Manufacturer : Fount/harpercollins|
Release data : 05 May, 1998
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Introspective view of a great mind
Surprised by Joy is a fascinating review of CS Lewis's formative years as he perceived them. As a great mind, a great philosopher, and a great observer, Lewis's commentary on his life made for great reading.
Interesting look into the life of an interesting man
A very interesting look into the early life and later conversion of C.S. Lewis. The book is not at all typical Lewis - this is much more of a personal examination of his family life and education and ultimately his pursuit of joy or meaning in life. It was very interesting to see the path of his life and those individuals that clearly helped shape his thinking and understanding along the way - most importantly his relationship with his brother and his father (his mother passed away while he was a youth). Lewis is such a gifted writer and communicator - many times throughout the book he was able to transport my imagination to the hills of Ireland or the boarding house in England with his vivid descriptions of places and people. Lewis was a very diligent student, dedicated to learning and obviously gifted with an incredible mind that has greatly been used by the Lord to challenge and encourage countless others following his conversion.
The book is not at all an easy read, but for those Lewis admirers, the book is semi-autobiographical and well worth the time and effort. Plus, if you read Surprised by Joy, I guarantee that your vocabulary will increase by at least a dozen words!
Surprised by Joy !
This is an incredible book. Another winner by C.S. Lewis. Anything he writes is worth reading, especially today.