C.S. Lewis-A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet // Alister McGrath.


Published for the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis’s death, Alister McGrath, an “Oxford don” himself, produces a thorough biography of this “eccentric genius” and “reluctant prophet.” McGrath chronologically retraces Lewis’s literary penmanship while reliving his life. Lewis has had his fair share of insecurities and pride that easily gets overshadowed by his erudite clarity in his books, yet to rediscover them we must. Lewis restlessly tried to elevate himself in Oxford by proving his academic acumen. He also feared economic stability (he had little knowledge of his ever growing wealth towards the end of his life) and had troubling relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Lewis was far from the “perfect Christian,” instead he was a “mere Christian.”


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