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The Most Reluctant Convert

David C Downing

The Most Reluctant Convert

David C Downing

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An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist!

Listed in Booklist's Best Adult Religion Books of the Year in 2002!

His books have sold millions, including classics like Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Yet C. S. Lewis was not always a literary giant of Christian faith. How did he leave behind a staunch atheism to become one of the most beloved and renowned Christian authors of our time?

Other biographies of Lewis explore his childhood or his dramatic conversion to Christianity. But as David Downing reveals in this fascinating book, the rarely discussed period from Lewis's childhood to his early thirties took him on a tumultuous journey of spiritual and intellectual exploration before he became a "most reluctant convert."

It was not despite this journey but precisely because of it that Lewis understood the search for life's ultimate meaning so well and went on to become one of the most compelling authors of the twentieth century. Weaving the people, places and events of Lewis's life together with excerpts from Lewis's own writing, Downing shows how Lewis's spiritual quest can also light the path for other seekers.
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About "The Most Reluctant Convert"

An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist!

Listed in Booklist's Best Adult Religion Books of the Year in 2002!

His books have sold millions, including classics like Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Yet C. S. Lewis was not always a literary giant of Christian faith. How did he leave behind a staunch atheism to become one of the most beloved and renowned Christian authors of our time?

Other biographies of Lewis explore his childhood or his dramatic conversion to Christianity. But as David Downing reveals in this fascinating book, the rarely discussed period from Lewis's childhood to his early thirties took him on a tumultuous journey of spiritual and intellectual exploration before he became a "most reluctant convert."

It was not despite this journey but precisely because of it that Lewis understood the search for life's ultimate meaning so well and went on to become one of the most compelling authors of the twentieth century. Weaving the people, places and events of Lewis's life together with excerpts from Lewis's own writing, Downing shows how Lewis's spiritual quest can also light the path for other seekers.
-Publisher.


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David C. Downing offers a unique look at C. S. Lewis's personal journey to faith and the profound influence it had on his life as a writer and eventual follower of Christ.
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Meet the Author

David C Downing

David C. Downing (Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles) is the R. W. Schlosser Professor of English Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania. Dr Downing has a special interest as an academic to make C.S.Lewis' literary genius accessible to ordinary people which is reflected in his publications

These include Into the Wardrobe: C. S. Lewis and the Narnia Chronicles (Jossey-Bass, 2005); Into the Region of Awe: Mysticism in C. S. Lewis (InterVarsity Press, 2005)was listed by Christianity Today as one of the top ten best new books on C.S. Lewis. The Most Reluctant Convert: C. S. Lewis's Journey to Faith(InterVarsity Press, 2002) was named one of Booklist's Best Religion Books for 2002 and was a 2003 ECPA Gold Medallion finalist, and Planets in Peril: A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy was named one of the five best books yet published on Lewis by the "C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Homepage."

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  • Catalogue Code 177338
  • Product Code 1844741028
  • EAN 9781844741021
  • Pages 192
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 2005
  • Weight 0.250kg

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