Deep Magic, Dragons and Talking Mice: How Reading C.S. Lewis Can Change Your Life
Does life have meaning? What's the nature of real friendship? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Does God exist? How do we deal with pain? And are these questions - even, perhaps, the answers to them - to be found in books that feature magical wardrobes, spaceships and Greek myth? Author and academic Alister McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks, thanks to the wide and varied terrain of his life: Lewis travelled from early atheism to conversion, from rational scepticism to the appreciation of the value of human desires and imagination; and from Christian apologist during the Second World War, to celebrated author of classic children's literature. The questions Lewis thought - and wrote - about are still asked today, and all are illuminated by his astonishingly varied body of work. Join McGrath as he opens the wardrobe door and guides you into a conversation with Lewis's writings, in which all the most important questions are asked.
Alister McGrath is the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, and Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. After initial academic work in the natural sciences, Alister turned to the study of theology and intellectual history, while occasionally becoming engaged in broader cultural debates about the rationality and relevance of the Christian faith. He is the author of many academic and theological works, as well as the bestselling The Dawkins Delusion and, most recently, his acclaimed C. S. Lewis - A Life.