This book is a biography about Clive Staples Lewis, the great theologian best known for his works Mere Christianity, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Screwtape Letters. The nonfiction title, by Paul McCusker, examines how C. S. Lewis became an unlikely voice of hope during the Second World War. Many questioned their faith, and purpose, when Hitler’s attacks of the Nazi regime battered Great Britain, including barrages of bombs dropped overhead. In an attempt to bolster the resolve of the British people, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) partnered with Lewis for a radio program to help encourage and support the listeners to take faith, and hope, in G-d.
Written in a typical biographic format, McCusker is known both as an author and dramatist. He helped create scripts of all of Lewis’ work for the Focus on the Family Radio Theatre program, as well as create an annotated edition of The Screwtape Letters. His work is high quality and has garnered praise and consistent high reviews. Those who have enjoyed McCusker’s other works will no doubt relish the opportunity to dive into this work, and those who are biography addicts will find this title one that not only shares the history of this great man, but also inspires them to further explore Lewis’ faith for themselves.
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