BOOK REVIEWS

Becoming C.S. Lewis – Harry Lee Poe (2019)

Harry Lee Poe, Becoming C.S. Lewis (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 299 pp.

Very few people would dispute the idea that C.S. Lewis was one of the most influential Christian figures of the twentieth-century. His writings captivated the attention of young and old alike. He approach to apologetics drew the ire of atheists and bolstered believers.

While many are familiar with the writings of Lewis, fewer are acquainted with the backstory of his life. In steps Harry Lee Poe with his book, Becoming C.S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (1898-1918).

Poe seeks to unpack the first two decades of Lewis’s life. The author successfully captures the relevant details of the young Lewis. Some of the details are expected; others are a surprise and will even come as a shock to most readers.

Poe has clearly done his homework on the project. He digs deeply into the early years of C.S. Lewis and sheds new light on the kinds of life experiences that shaped him to be one of the most cherished writers of our generation.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.

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