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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alister McGrath Narrator: Robin Sachs Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781621882060
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis' death, celebrated Oxford don Dr. Alister McGrath presents us with a compelling and definitive portrait of the life of C. S. Lewis, the author of the well-known Narnia series. For more than half a century, C. S. Lewis’ Narnia series has captured the imaginations of millions. In C. S. Lewis — A Life, Dr. Alister McGrath recounts the unlikely path of this Oxford don, who spent his days teaching English literature to the brightest students in the world and his spare time writing a bestselling fantasy series for children. Dr. McGrath uses his extensive research and thorough examination in chronological order of Lewis’ correspondence and archival materials to present a new picture of Lewis’s life. This definitive biography paints a portrait of an eccentric thinker who became a compelling, though reluctant, prophet for our times. You won’t want to miss this fascinating portrayal of a creative genius who inspired generations. Download and start listening now!

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  • “Alister McGrath sheds new light on the life of the incomparable C. S. Lewis. This is an important book.”

    Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • "This multifaceted biography and analysis of C.S. Lewis's life and works would challenge even the most dedicated audiobook narrator. The late Robin Sachs clearly has a keen understanding of the work and the life he is recounting. The book is divided into segments that include the various events of Lewis's life. His relationship with his father, the death of his wife, and his ongoing relationship with his brother influenced his literature. Additionally, his conversion from atheism to Christianity transformed his character. With a tranquil tone and fluid delivery, Robin Sachs leads the listener through these various sections with quiet perception of the man and thoroughly reveals Lewis's complex nature. It's a stellar performance and a stunning biography. E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award - © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
  • “To the question of whether the world really needs another biography of C. S. Lewis, McGrath’s lucid and unsentimental portrait of the Christian champion responds with a resounding ‘yes’…McGrath offers a new and at times shocking look into the complicated life of this complex figure, in a deeply researched biography…[McGrath] shows with skill, sympathy, dispassion, and engaging prose that Lewis, like the rest of us, did the best he could with the hand he was dealt. But he got over it, as must all those who would prefer a Lewis without shadows.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Rich with information...An excellent scholarly read encompassing new ideas for Lewis devotees or those interested in religious argument.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2014 Mythopoeic Award Finalist
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About the Author

Alister McGrath is professor of theology, ministry, and education at King’s College, London, and head of its Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture. He is also senior research fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, and president of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. After initial academic work in the natural sciences, Alister turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion, as well as a popular speaker, traveling the world every year to speak at various conferences.

About the Narrator

Robin Sachs (1951–2013), actor and narrator, was raised in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His audiobook narrations earned ten Earphones Awards. His acting credits include Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dynasty, Nowhere Man, Babylon 5, Diagnosis Murder, Galaxy Quest, Northfork, Ocean’s 11, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Megalodon.