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    DescriptionFor many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography. "In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God ...perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." Thus Lewis describes memorably the crisis of his conversion. 'Surprised by Joy' reveals both that crisis and its momentous conclusion that would determine the shape of Lewis's entire life.


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    Title
    Surprised by Joy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C. S. Lewis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007461271
    ISBN 10: 0007461275
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HRCV9, BGLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, REL012040
    DC23: 828.91209
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRVX, DNBL1
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    William Collins
    Publication date
    04 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Born in Ireland in 1898, Clive Staples Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where he was a contemporary of Tolkien. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, until his conversion, memorably described in his autobiography 'Surprised by Joy': "I gave in, and admitted that God was God ... perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." He is celebrated for his famous series of children's books, the Narnia Chronicles (which have been filmed and broadcast many times), as well as his literary criticism and science fiction. C. S. Lewis died on 22nd November 1963.
    Review quote
    'He is admirably equipped to write spiritual autobiography for the plain man, for his outstanding gift is clarity. You can take it at two levels, as straight autobiography, or as a kind of spiritual thriller, a detective's probing of clue and motive that led up to his return to the Christianity he had lost in childhood.' Isabel Quigley, Sunday Times