Becoming C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis

1898–1918

By Harry Lee Poe

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Becoming C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis

1898–1918

By Harry Lee Poe

The writings of C. S. Lewis cannot be fully understood apart from a grasp of his formative adolescent years. Unfortunately, many biographies speed over this important season of Lewis’s life. Slowing down to focus on his younger years, this detailed portrait of “Jack” Lewis helps us discover seeds of what would inform his later writings—such as his delight in literature, his key relationships, his suffering and struggles, and his intense pursuit of joy. The chapters unfold the habits and tastes he developed while at boarding school, in college, and in the army, revealing where we see these themes appear in his works—bringing to life the man readers have come to know as C. S. Lewis. Volume 1 in a trilogy offering a comprehensive view of the life of C. S. Lewis.


Author:

Harry Lee Poe (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the Charles Colson University Professor of Faith and Culture at Union University, where he has taught a course on C. S. Lewis for over fifteen years. He is the author of The Inklings of Oxford and C. S. Lewis Remembered, as well as numerous articles. Poe hosts regular Inklings Weekend retreats and is a speaker on Lewis at major libraries worldwide.


Specifications:

Title: Becoming C. S. Lewis
Subtitle: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis
Published: November 12, 2019
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6273-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6273-0
Category: History & Biography
Retail Price: $22.99
Binding: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Trim: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Page Count: 312