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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David C. Downing Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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C. S. Lewis is generally regarded as a commonsense Christian whose theology is understandable and practical. And yet, from his memoir Surprised by Joy to his beloved Chronicles of Narnia, from his nonfiction essays to his letters, C. S. Lewis’ works display a distinct sense of the mystical. In this book, David C. Downing explores the breadth of Lewis’ writing, introducing us to the context of Christian mysticism in Lewis’ day and to the writers who most influenced him.

Lewis’ critique of mysticism is instructive to us in this day of eclectic religious thought. Exploring Lewis’ sense of the mystical can help us safeguard ourselves from false mysticism, even as it opens the way to a full experience of God’s presence.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The author’s affection for his subject ably informs this sensitive reading of Lewis’ life and writings. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Downing offers a wonderful corrective to a C. S. Lewis we are tempted to cut down to fit our own mental, spiritual, and imaginative wardrobe. Beautifully written, a joy to read.”

    James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door

  • “David Downing has probed, with great skill (and fidelity to Lewis’ own vision), the works which we all know, and has opened up to us a fresh appreciation of this component in Lewis’ writings.”

    Thomas Howard, author of C. S. Lewis: Man of Letters 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bryan | 12/2/2013

    " Book is not only about the mysticism of Lewis but about the subject in general which gives the view of Lewis a context. Well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Thomas Grosh IV | 2/15/2011

    " C.S. Lewis' "mysticism" demands more attention. Downing begins the conversation. I wish that this book had received more attention. A topic for an Emerging Scholars Network Blog post? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Patterson | 1/10/2011

    " The best secondary source I have read about C.S. Lewis. Absolutely inspiring and instructive! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cathi | 10/24/2009

    " Awesome book! A glimpse into C S Lewis' own views on mysticism and what books he was influenced by. "

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