C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia

C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia

by Beatrice Gormley
Publisher: Eerdmans
Trade Paperback, 180 pages
List Price: $16.00 Sale Price: $13.60

Historical Setting: 20th Century

Formerly titled C. S. Lewis: Christian and Storyteller.

When C. S. Lewis was writing the Narnia series, pictures of other worlds kept popping up in his mind. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe "began with a picture of a Faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood," said Lewis of his most famous children's book. "At first I had very little idea how the story would go. But then suddenly Aslan came bounding into it . . . Once He was there He pulled the whole story together, and soon He pulled the six other Narnian stories in after Him."

Step through the other side of the wardrobe and meet the creator of the Chronicles of Narnia—the man whose rich imagination and deep Christian faith made this fantasy series a favorite for generations. This reformatted photobiography by Beatrice Gormley includes more than 50 photographs and tells the story of C. S. Lewis's life and work, from his boyhood in Belfast, Ireland, where he and his brother created their first imaginary world in an attic hideaway, to Lewis's adult years as a renowned scholar and beloved author.

Drawing on her extensive research of Lewis's books, letters, and diaries, Gormley paints a fresh and illuminating picture of Lewis, one that explores how the many facets of Lewis's life reflected his deep and powerful experience of God.

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