The Most Reluctant Convert

  • by David C. Downing
  • Narrated by Patrick Cullen
  • 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

His books have sold millions and include classics like Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Yet C. S. Lewis was not always a literary giant of Christian faith. How did he evolve from staunch atheism to become one of the most beloved and renowned Christian authors of our time?For C. S. Lewis enthusiasts and students alike, this book offers a unique look at Lewis's personal journey to faith and the profound influence it had on his life as a writer. Written by Professor David C. Downing, author of the critically acclaimed For C. S. Lewis enthusiasts and students alike, this book offers a unique look at Lewis's personal journey to faith and the profound influence it had on his life as a writer. Written by Professor David C. Downing, author of the critically acclaimed Planets in Peril, this thoughtful book is a delight.

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What the Critics Say

"[A]n intellectual biography that seizes and sustains interest as though it were a spellbinding suspense thriller." (Booklist)
"Downing focuses on the interior developments in Lewis's thought rather than retelling his conversion story....The narrative's firm foundation in Lewis's thoughts makes it a plausible and joyful creative journey." (Publishers Weekly)
"Filled with interesting detail about the intellectual and spiritual communities that surrounded Lewis, the analysis is impressive without sounding academic or intellectual." (AudioFile)

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Kind of interesting

I am not a fan of a Biographies. This is the only one that I have completed. It opened up 'Jack' to me in a way I found interesting, informative and yet, prosaic. I don't know if I would recommend it, because I'm rather negatively biased against it, for no other reason than that I'm not a fan of Biographies! I have yet to read 'Surprised by Joy', which is C S Lewis' personal Autobiography, but I will, in due course. I may then return to review my review!
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- Carôle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-03-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.