C. S. Lewis (November 29, 1898-November 22, 1963) was a
British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic,
essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian
apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University
(Magdalen College, 1925-1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene
College, 1954-1963). He is best known for his works of fiction,
especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia,
and The Space Trilogy, and for his nonfiction Christian
apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The
Problem of Pain.
Andrea Kirk Assaf is an editor, journalist, and translator who divides her time between Rome and Michigan.
This charming volume of quotes from C.S. Lewis's works includes his Christian apologia (Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, Surprised by Joy) and his fiction (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy). Editors Assaf and Leahy have selected brief quotations and placed them in thematic groupings relevant to modern Christians, such as Living a Full Life with Christ and Recognizing Sin. Quotes are mainly short but pack punches: Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead; As image and apprehension are in organic unity, so, for a Christian, are human body and human soul. A complete Lewis bibliography is included for those interested in following up on works quoted. Also provided are several blank pages at the end of the volume for readers to jot their own thoughts. These well-chosen Lewis quotes will inspire readers and prompt them to make their own spiritual reflections. --Publishers Weekly, (Sept. 2018)-- "Reviews"