Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Book Review: The A-Z of C.S. Lewis by Colin Duriez

The A-Z of C S Lewis

About the Book
Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’s death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis’ works, from his literary criticism to Narnia. C. S. Lewis’s work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work—his children’s stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism. This volume brings together all aspects of C S Lewis’s life and thought. Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man—written in 1943 and described as “almost my favorite”—to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters. This book will delight anyone who is interested in C. S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life.

About the Author:
Colin Duriez was for many years a commissioning editor at Inter-Varsity Press UK. He has subsequently appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy. He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works relating to Tolkien such as The Tolkien Encyclopedia (Routledge).

My Review:
This may shock you but I have never read any of C.S. Lewis's writings. However, I've heard a lot about him since almost all Christian non-fiction books I've read contain quotes from him. He must be one of the most quoted authors of all time. It made me curious to know more about him. Wow...this book greatly helps! It is an encyclopedia of his life, thoughts, writings, characters in his writings, friendships, interests, and influencers. It starts with Abingdon and ends with Zardeenah. The book includes tons of fascinating facts about this brilliant thinker and storyteller. Readers will be able to explore C.S. Lewis's world to their heart's content and discover different aspects of his thoughts and imagination. Did you know that he wrote poems, too? Cross-references are quite helpful. At the end of the book, you will find a list of C.S. Lewis's writings and a list of books written about C.S. Lewis. If you're a C.S. Lewis' s fan, you'll really appreciate this book.

~I received a free copy of this book via Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. To read more reviews of this book, visit here.


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