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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This is an encyclopedia of his life, thought and writings. What a great introduction to everything Lewis, from his life, family, friends, career, marriage, and to the worlds he created, the creatures he imagined, and the studies he delighted in.

This is a comprehensive reference, including both the more familiar stories and apologetics, to his more obscure and lesser known writings.

This is not a book to be read cover to cover, but to be picked up to read many interesting tidbits of the life and work of the man who was C.S. Lewis.

As I flipped through the pages of this book, I found myself stopping to read many of the entries, and found it fascinating.

I recommend this book be included in everyone's library, whether a lover of Lewis or one newly come to his writings. When we were in England  a number of years ago, we had the privilege of a private tour of Oxford and vicinity, escorted by Lewis' boyhood, Douglas Gresham. We saw many places referred to by Jack (nick name of Clive Staples Lewis). It was memorable.

About the author: Colin Duriez is a recognized expert on C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and the other members of the Inklings. He both lectures and contributes to conferences and documentaries on them, as well as being the author of the popular biographies C.S. Lewis: A biography of friendship and J.R.R. Tolkien: The Making of a Legend.

Book is published by Lion Hudson (www.lionhudson.com)

I received a copy of the book for review purposes from the Litfuse Publicity Group.

The book may be purchased wherever fine books are sold.

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