Surprised by joy the shape of my early life. by C. S. Lewis

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Published by G. Bles in London .

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LC ClassificationsBV4935.L43 A3 1955
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Pagination224 p.
Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL6173863M
LC Control Number55004566
OCLC/WorldCa426920

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Surprised by Joy is a sort of autobiography of the famous writer C S Lewis, the author of the famous Narnia childrens books. A Latin and Greek scholar, he volunteered for service as an Officer in the trenches of the Great War.

Although he had a Christian upbringing, as a school boy he lost his faith and became an by: Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life is a partial autobiography describing Lewis' conversion to Christianity. The book overall contains less detail concerning specific events than typical autobiographies.

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Although he had a Christian upbringing, as a school boy he lost his faith and became an Athiest/5(). A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity.

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In Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis shares his enthralling spiritual journey through his early life, chronicling his conversion to the Christian faith. Lewis starts with his childhood in Belfast, then describes his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, moves to his experience in World War I, and ends in Oxford.5/5(1).

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Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life is the autobiography of British writer C.S. Lewis, the renowned author of The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series and a well-known Christian apologist. The book focuses not only on the facts of Lewis’s early life and childhood, but also on the spiritual journey through which he came to embrace.

In his book titled "Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life", author and thinker C.S. Lewis sets out to describe the ways in which his childhood and education shaped his mind and trained his thinking to lead ultimately to his concluding that Christianity was the most valid and comprehensive answer to his inherent longing for the experience Surprised by joy book calls Joy.

It is perhaps this aspect of Surprised by Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find most compelling and meaningful; Lewis was searching for joy, /5(6). One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Surprised by Joy: The Shape Surprised by joy book My Early Life" in all e-book formats.

May need free signup required to download or reading online book. In this highly personal, thoughtful, intelligent memoir, Lewis guides us toward joy and toward the surprise Surprised by joy book awaits anyone who seeks a life beyond the expected%(K). From final page of Surprised by Joy.

This book describes C. Lewis's intellectual journey from Atheism to Christianity, and how the felt experience he calls Joy led him there. After conversion, the Joy that once made everything else in his life pale in comparison became a subject of disinterest to Lewis/5().

Lewis wrote Surprised by Joy over a period of seven years ( – ), intending it to be a particular account of his conversion rather than a general Size: 49KB. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford untilhe spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge.

He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.4/5(4).

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Lewis is a book that binds Christianity and philosophy like many say can't be done. The brilliance of C.S. Lewis is once again displayed in this most enthralling novel. Surprised by Joy is not like most other books by Lewis in that it is not a fantasy or a book Cited by: Editions for Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life: (Paperback), (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in Cited by: But, dear good reads family, let me begin by saying that this review include and encompass actually two books!!.

So, do you hear me. I said and repeat two books, namely: (1) surprised by joy. (2) the four loves. First, "surprised by joy" dealt with C. Lewis life, and describes his development from an atheist to become a Christian/5.

Surprised by Joy is a sort of autobiography of the famous writer C S Lewis, the author of the famous Narnia childrens books. A Latin and Greek scholar, he volunteered for service as an Officer in the trenches of the Great War. Although he had a Christian upbringing, as a school boy he lost his faith and became an Athiest.

/5(). Its an even bigger joy to read autobiographies where the author explains their conversion to Christ. Last week I read “ Surprised by Joy ” by C.

Lewis. Last Monday I posted a synopsis of his conversion from atheism to Christianity, but I also wanted to follow this up with some of my favorite quotes from the book which are relative to.

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Surprised by Joy: The shape of my early life. Book Details. Title: Surprised by Joy: The shape of my early life This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free. You may do whatever you like with this book, but mostly we hope you will read it. Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life is a partial autobiography describing Lewis' conversion to Christianity.

The book overall contains. This book, Surprised by Joy, is a semi autobiographical telling of how Lewis went from a childish belief in God, to Materialism, Atheism, the Occult & other isms, to Christianity. It makes for very interesting reading.

C.S. Lewis on Heaven and the New Earth: God's Eternal Remedy to the Problem of Evil and Suffering - Duration: Desiring Godviews. Photo by Luca Upper on Unsplash. C.S. Lewis wrote a book called “Surprised by Joy.” Although the book is described as an account of the Christian writer’s faith journey and how he.

Surprised by joy: the shape of my early life by C. Lewis; 26 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, Anglican converts, English Authors, Converts. Synopsis: In this book, C.S. Lewis tells the story of his early life, reflecting on his school life and experiences in the first world war all the way up to his conversion to Christian when he was, “Surprised by Joy.” Review.

I found this book to be particularly interesting because it explains a lot of Lewis’s future writing. Surprised by joy—impatient as the Wind. I turned to share the transport—Oh. with whom.

But Thee, long buried in the silent Tomb, That spot which no vicissitude can find. Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind— But how could I forget thee?—Through what power, Even for the least division of an hour.

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It is perhaps this aspect of Surprised by Joy that we—believers and nonbelievers—find most compelling and meaningful; Lewis was searching for joy, for an elusive and momentary sensation of glorious yearning, but he found it, and spiritual life, through the use of reason.

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