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 all over the place . . . God is, if i could say it, very unscrupulous."
This booklet isn't really an autobiography. it isn't a confession. it truly is, even if, one among the main attractive and insightful money owed of anyone coming to religion. right here, C.S. Lewis takes us from his youth in Belfast throughout the lack of his mom, to boarding college and a younger atheism in England, to the trenches of global warfare I, after which to Oxford, the place he studied, learn, and, eventually, reasoned his as far back as God. it really is might be this point of Surprised by way of Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find so much compelling and significant; Lewis used to be looking for pleasure, for an elusive and temporary sensation of excellent craving, yet he chanced on it, and religious lifestyles, by utilizing cause.
In this hugely own, considerate, clever memoir, Lewis publications us towards pleasure and towards the shock that awaits somebody who seeks a lifestyles past the expected."
Lewis tempered his common sense 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 pressure 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 such a lot influential Christian thinkers. He wrote greater than thirty books, either well known and scholarly, together with The Chronicles of Narnia sequence, The Screwtape Letters, The 4 Loves, Mere Christianity, and Till we have now Faces.