Jack: A Life of C. S. Lewis by George Sayer

By George Sayer

As I walked clear of New structures, i discovered the guy that Lewis had referred to as "Tollers" sitting on one of many stone steps in entrance of the arcade.

"How did you get on?" he asked.

"I imagine very well. i feel he'll be a best show to have."

"Interesting? certain, he's definitely that," acknowledged the guy, who I later discovered was once J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll by no means resolve him."

Over the following twenty-nine years, writer George Sayer's first effect approximately C. S. Lewis proved precise. He used to be attention-grabbing; yet he used to be greater than simply that. He used to be a religious Christian, talented literary student, best-selling writer, and incredible apologist. Sayer attracts from quite a few assets, together with his shut friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's brother, to color a portrait of the guy whose acquaintances knew him as Jack.

Offering glimpses into Lewis's impressive relationships and reports, Jack information the good scholar's existence on the Kilns; days at Magdalen collage; conferences with the Inklings; marriage to pleasure Davidman Gresham; and the artistic technique that produced such world-famous works because the vintage Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters.

This booklet is an intimate account of the fellow who helped-and via his works, keeps to help-generations pay attention and comprehend the center of Christianity.

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