Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Litfuse Review: The A-Z of C.S. Lewis by:Colin Duriez
About the Book:
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis's death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis' works, from his literary criticism to Narnia.
C. S. Lewis's work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work—his children's stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis's life
and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man—written in 1943 and described as "almost my favorite"—to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C. S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life.
About the Author:
Colin Duriez is a widely respected authority on Tolkien and a regular speaker at Tolkien conferences. He is the author of The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia, A Field Guide to Narnia, The Inklings Handbook, and Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of Friendship, among others.
First of all, WOW! The author truly outdid himself. This is a very thorough, authoritative writing on the life of C.S. Lewis and his beloved writings. If you want to learn more about the man, the myth, the legend than this book is truly one for all that and more.
I have reviewed only one book on C. S. Lewis and it was a children's book, so I knew very little about him. But knowing that he rejected Christ at some point in his life seem to be enough, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
The author helps us break down his writings so that they are easier to understand, but understanding his writings is just the tip of the iceberg, you learn even more about the man behind it all.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.