By C. S. Lewis
"A younger guy who needs to stay a valid Atheist can't be too cautious of his studying. There are traps all over . . . God is, if i could say it, very unscrupulous."
This booklet isn't an autobiography. it isn't a confession. it truly is, despite the fact that, one among the main attractive and insightful money owed of anyone coming to religion. the following, C.S. Lewis takes us from his early life in Belfast during the lack of his mom, to boarding university and a younger atheism in England, to the trenches of worldwide battle I, after which to Oxford, the place he studied, learn, and, eventually, reasoned his as far back as God. it's possibly this element of Surprised through Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find so much compelling and significant; Lewis was once trying to find pleasure, for an elusive and non permanent sensation of wonderful craving, yet he chanced on it, and religious existence, by using cause.
In this hugely own, considerate, clever memoir, Lewis publications us towards pleasure and towards the shock that awaits someone who seeks a existence past the expected.
"Lewis tempered his good judgment with a love for attractiveness, ask yourself, and magic . . . He speaks to us with the entire energy and life-changing strength of a Plato, a Dante, and a Bunyan."—Christianity Today
"The rigidity of those ultimate chapters holds the curiosity just like the shut of a thriller."—Times Literary Supplement
C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898–1963), one of many nice writers of the 20th century, additionally remains to be one among our such a lot influential Christian thinkers. He wrote greater than thirty books, either renowned and scholarly, together with The Chronicles of Narnia sequence, The Screwtape Letters, The 4 Loves, Mere Christianity, and Till now we have Faces.