By C. S. Lewis
"A younger guy who needs to stay a legitimate Atheist can't be too cautious of his studying. There are traps in every single place . . . God is, if i could say it, very unscrupulous."
This booklet isn't really an autobiography. it's not a confession. it truly is, in spite of the fact that, one in every of the main appealing and insightful money owed of someone coming to religion. right here, C.S. Lewis takes us from his formative years in Belfast during the lack of his mom, to boarding institution and a younger atheism in England, to the trenches of worldwide struggle I, after which to Oxford, the place he studied, learn, and, eventually, reasoned his as far back as God. it really is probably this point of Surprised through Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find so much compelling and significant; Lewis was once looking for pleasure, for an elusive and temporary sensation of wonderful craving, yet he stumbled on it, and religious lifestyles, by utilizing cause.
In this hugely own, considerate, clever memoir, Lewis courses us towards pleasure and towards the shock that awaits somebody who seeks a existence past the expected.
"Lewis tempered his good judgment with a love for good looks, ask yourself, and magic . . . He speaks to us with the entire strength and life-changing strength of a Plato, a Dante, and a Bunyan."—Christianity Today
"The stress 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 in all our so much 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 we now have Faces.