For more than half a century, C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series has captured the imagination of millions. In this book, Dr Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely legacy of the Oxford don, who spent his days teaching medieval English literature and his nights writing a bestselling fantasy series for children.
To write this biography McGrath studied all of Leiws’s correspondence and archival materials in chronological order, so as to illuminate afresh this much-loved author’s life. This definitive biography paints a portrait of a deeply original thinker who became an inspiring, though reluctant, prophet for our times.
Accessible and engaging, this is a fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who continues to inspire millions of readers around the world.
“Many of us thought we knew most of what there was to know about C.S. Lewis. Alister McGrath’s new biography makes use of archives and other material that clarify, deepen and further explain the many sides of one of Christianity’s most remarkable apologist. This is a penetrating and illuminating study” N.T. Wright