The A-Z of C.S. Lewis (Book Review)

book cover graphic for The A-Z of C.S. LewisC. S. Lewis’ writings have fascinated me since I discovered the Chronicles of Narnia in 4th or 5th grade. What wondrously exciting adventures I experienced through those tales! And what great allegories are depicted within those pages.

In college, I watched Shadowlands and emotionally connected with Lewis as a person rather than solely as the author of the books I loved.

I have not as of yet read all his works, but one day I will be able to say that I have. In the meantime, The A-Z of C.S. Lewis has gifted me with the ability to explore his life, his works, his friendships, his theology, and more. This encyclopedic work can be read straight through from cover to cover, or you can pick a topic and follow the threads to find related information.

However you choose to read the book, you will find it is an outstanding resource for all things C.S. Lewis.

Revka’s Rating: A

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The Official Blurb: The A-Z of C.S. Lewis is a complete guide to his life, thoughts and writings. 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.

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photo of the author of The A-Z of C.S. LewisAbout the Author:
Colin Duriez was for many years a commissioning editor at Inter-Varsity Press UK. He has subsequently appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television’s The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works relating to Tolkien such as The Tolkien Encyclopedia (Routledge).

FTC-mandated notice: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.
My review reflects my own opinions.

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