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As a long time fan of C.S. Lewis, it was fascinating to learn of his childhood and his journey and thought process through atheism and then to faith in God. As one of the great modern thinkers and philosophers, he inspired me in my faith with his unconventional ideas and unique theological peregrinations.
The voice of the reader was just as I have sometimes imagined Lewis himself sounding! Therefore listening to this version was akin to having Lewis himself sitting with me telling his story.
The story is a powerful one of God chasing down and capturing he who became a powerful voice for God. It reminds me if Saul's conversion. He, a skeptic, atheist "meets" God through and indeed as Joy, and though it wasn't in his plans to do so, becomes a powerful spokesman for God in his time and indeed still today.
C.S. Lewis story, because I can relate with his relationship with his father. He helps shape my critical thinking and I love that the most.
I have read and listened to a ton of books by CS Lewis, and this one is fascinating because you get the story of conversion from his own perspective. The narration is good -- he does several of Lewis' books and, though I found him "mechanical" at first, I now appreciate his tone. My favorite part is his description of being tutored by "The Great Knock."
C.S.Lewis like no other searches the inner depths of his thought and experience to present his journey from boyhood to the intellectual elite of Oxford. But he is pursued by the greatest Mind of all.
The first few chapters may be difficult for modern readers to grasp simply because it is written of a different generation and a different place. Some of Lewis' schooling was probably commonplace in early and mid 20th century England for the American 21st-century reader is a little harder to relate. Nonetheless is a very timeless piece that relates to all generations highly recommended.
The narrator was excellent. Lewis is masterful in his description and winsome in his candor. Excellent! Will read it again one day. And recommend it to others.
CS Lewis is one of my favorite writers. I've read most of his works multiple times and studied some of his life through biographies. So reading his take on his life was a fascinating and rewarding experience. His childhood experiences were dark and troubling, but it was a personal joy to see him speak of them without anger or complaint. His path to redemption and belief was remarkable.
A must read for fans of CS Lewis.
I have always enjoyed Lewis' writings. Glad this one is available as an audio book! Listening to the book is like getting to know Lewis better and gives greater appreciation to his other writings.
The style of narration, while not obstructing the message of the book, is very staccato.
I don't think I could listen to this all in one sitting. It takes some time to process, and I often found that I needed to listen to a section again to really understand what is being said.
This is my first non-fiction audio book. I would recommend it to almost anyone.
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