Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis

Crossway, 2005
ISBN: 9781433518409
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<blockquote> <p>As I walked away from New Buildings, I found the man that Lewis had called "Tollers" sitting on one of the stone steps in front of the arcade.</p> <p>"How did you get on?" he asked.</p> <p>"I think rather well. I think he will be a most interesting tutor to have."</p> <p>"Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that," said the man, who I later learned was J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll never get to the bottom of him."</p> </blockquote> <p>Over the next twenty-nine years, author George Sayer's first impression about C. S. Lewis proved true. He was interesting; but he was more than just that. He was a devout Christian, gifted literary scholar, best-selling author, and brilliant apologist. Sayer draws from a variety of sources, including his close friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's brother, to paint a portrait of the man whose friends knew as Jack.</p> <p>Offering glimpses into Lewis's extraordinary relationships and experiences, Jack details the great scholar's life at the Kilns; days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham; and the creative process that produced such world-famous works as the classic Chronicles of Narnia, <em>Mere Christianity</em>, and <em>The Screwtape Letters</em>.</p> <p>This book is an intimate account of the man who helped-and through his works, continues to help-generations hear and understand the heart of Christianity.</p>

Product Details

  • Title : Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis
  • Authors:
    • Sayer, George
    • Dorsett, Lyle W.
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • ISBN: 9781433518409

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