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Surprised by Joy

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Surprised by Joy

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.

New York : Mariner Books, 2012.

ix, 238 p. ; 22 cm.

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This book is not an autobiography. It is not a confession. It is, however, certainly one of the most beautiful and insightful accounts of a person coming to faith. Here, C.S. Lewis takes us from his childhood in Belfast through the loss of his mother, to boarding school and a youthful atheism in England, to the trenches of World War I, and then to Oxford, where he studied, read, and, ultimately, reasoned his way back to God. It is perhaps this aspect of Surprised by Joy that we, believers and nonbelievers, find most compelling and meaningful; Lewis was searching for joy, for an elusive and momentary sensation of glorious yearning, but he found it, and spiritual life, through the use of reason. 10883.

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ISBN:

978-0-15-687011-5

ISBN:

978-0-15-687011-5

Author:

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963.

Title:

Surprised by Joy / C. S. Lewis.

Edition:

First Mariner Books edition.

Publisher:

New York : Mariner Books, 2012.

Physical:

ix, 238 p. ; 22 cm.

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This book is not an autobiography. It is not a confession. It is, however, certainly one of the most beautiful and insightful accounts of a person coming to faith. Here, C.S. Lewis takes us from his childhood in Belfast through the loss of his mother, to boarding school and a youthful atheism in England, to the trenches of World War I, and then to Oxford, where he studied, read, and, ultimately, reasoned his way back to God. It is perhaps this aspect of Surprised by Joy that we, believers and nonbelievers, find most compelling and meaningful; Lewis was searching for joy, for an elusive and momentary sensation of glorious yearning, but he found it, and spiritual life, through the use of reason. 10883.

Subject:

Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples),--1898-1963--Childhood and youth.

Subject:

Wisdom--20th century--Biography.

Subject:

Anglican converts--England--Biography.

Subject:

Christian biography--England.

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