“Unfortunately this got packed when i was in the middle of it. :(”Sarah and Anne H wrote this review Saturday, October 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I would have liked it better had I ever had some sort of class in philosophy. It was mostly biography and scholarly until the last two chapters about his conversion. ”Jackie D wrote this review Friday, October 28, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Such beautiful words.”Michaela H wrote this review Tuesday, August 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Offers some interesting insight into Lewis' life as well as how he turned from theism and the road that brought him back. However, it's a VERY SLOW READ, and full of references to obscure authors and influences that were significant to him, but pretty much have no meaning to me (although I acknowledge that you very well may be more cultured than I am ;).”Steve L wrote this review Monday, August 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've never been a huge fan of C.S. Lewis. While he definitely makes sound Christian arguments, I usually find him to a bit too wordy and flashy in his style. He loves to throw around big words in many languages. He's definitely well-read, but sometimes I wish he would just keep it simple.
In this autobiography, he's still a bit wordy and gets a little sidetracked with seemingly unimportant stories. But in the last third of this book, there are moments where Lewis really shines. I strongly connected to a lot of his struggles and realizations. C.S. Lewis found Christianity in such a unique way. He philosophically meandered his way to Theism, using reason and sound logic. It was fascinating to see how he used the most famous philosophy in history to support a beleif in an Absolute being/spirit/God.
We all yearn for something beyond this world. We've all felt those moments (Lewis calls them moments of Joy) when we have an overwhelming desire to transcend this reality. But what we call reality on this earth is really just a shadow of something more real than any of us can imagine. What we experience through our senses is simply representation of something real, something heavenly. We know it's out there. We're all just waiting to wake from this dream. But in the end, will you be in the presence or the absence of the great "I AM"?
Solid book. Made me like C.S. Lewis more.”
“The first half of the book is highly readable, but the second half becomes more complicated as it get more philosophical. It was beautiful and highly erudite. ”Irina T wrote this review Saturday, May 14, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this after my husband died and found great comfort in Lewis' story.”Kay wrote this review Saturday, March 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“1955...library”Care B wrote this review Sunday, February 27, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very moving and helpful”Paul Barratt wrote this review Thursday, February 10, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No