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A To Z With C. S. Lewis [Kindle Edition]

Louis A. Markos
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Professor, apologist, novelist, literary critic, fantasy writer, philosopher, theologian, and ethicist, Lewis has exerted a profound influence on the way millions of people read literature, make moral choices, think about God, and live out the Christian faith. By means of a genial blend of reason and imagination, logic and fantasy, profound academic insight and good old common sense, Lewis has challenged the modern world to re-examine the claims of Christ, the Bible, and the Church, re-experience the goodness, truth, and beauty of literature, and re-expand its vision of God, man, and the universe. In each 600-word entry, Markos enlist Lewis’s aid in the study, both theoretically and practically, of a topic of perennial interest to humanity and of particular interest to the early 21st century.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent review of the writings of C.S.Lewis November 11, 2012
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This book gives an overview of Lrwis' writings in light of profound theological application for today. The more I read Lewis, the more I am given a clearer understanding of the gospel and the gospel mandate to truly love and serve others. Lewis is the literary king in this way, showing us deep truths in few words. Dr. Markos is gifted in this way as well and I plan to read as much of his works as available. I highly recommend this book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the very best November 22, 2012
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Is there another American author who writes as well or has a wonderful grasp of tlhe writings of C.C. Lewis ? I don't think so, Prof. Markos is simply the best. If you enjoy the writings of C.S.Lewis, you'll love this.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read November 14, 2012
By David
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The book is a fast and easy read, but very enjoyable as it looks at the virtues C. S. Lewis inspires.
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3.0 out of 5 stars bits and snippets of Lewis December 31, 2012
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C.S. Lewis is difficult to understand sometimes and Mr. Markos sets several of Lewis's books apart and takes parts of them and attempts to explain. I for one like Lewis's books themselves and like to read and reread, go back and remember and mark in my books. I did get some different points of views from this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Summation suffices February 25, 2013
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Markos allows Lewis to sum up his own writing in his own words' adding dimension.....to such a selfless approach of not adding or subtracting from the great "dynamo" of 20th century Christian apologetics adds credibility to the cache earned by this writer"s own masterful grasp of Lewis......which shines brightly yet is in powerfully subtle form throughout.

Tom DeRossett Jr
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4.0 out of 5 stars Didn't intend to go cover to cover.... January 2, 2013
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When I started browsing through this book, I didn't really foresee going back to the beginning and reading literally from A to Z. I found each entry had something new to offer and shed light in a unique way on the specific alpha topic. Thanks for a good read!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting March 14, 2014
By sandy
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The choices were presented accurately. If I want to read C.S. Lewis I prefer to read one of his books directly. I appreciated the way the author explained Aslan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars C.S. Lewis December 25, 2013
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More to love about C.S. Lewis. Love having this in our library. It is a must for anyone, especially for the believers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful...
... This book offers such a wonderful and powerful lesson on many topics. C. S. Lewis continues to teach new generations to think, to dream, to aspire, and the understand. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Dave Salisbury
4.0 out of 5 stars shopping for C. S. Lewis
It was interesting to find that I could purchase many fiction and science fiction books for free or close to free. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Norma
4.0 out of 5 stars Reader of C. S. Lewis
I personally liked the book, but anyone who has not read Lewis' books will find much that is written difficult to make connections, understand, and profit from it.
Published 1 month ago by Pat
1.0 out of 5 stars too bound by own demons
Author starts well describing Lewis and his works but then turns into a cultural screed against a straw man enemy. Read more
Published 3 months ago by TERRY in N H
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes me want to read more CS Lewis
I have not been familiar with the works of CS Lewis, only that he is often referred to and quoted in other works. Read more
Published 3 months ago by L Kavanaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As a huge C.S.Lewis fan it was fun to read this book. It explains a lot about Mr Lewis and specific things he wrote and believed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ann
3.0 out of 5 stars A taste of C. S. Lewis
Better to just buy the books of C. S. Lewis and read them. This is a nice introduction and does reveal some things about him for the person unfamiliar with his work.
Published 4 months ago by MShell
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read! A To Z With C. S. Lewis
A unique book doing an alphabetical run through the life and times of C.S. Lewis. His world view on a great number of the vast volume of works that are his. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bill Tillman
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic C S Lewis
Classic C S Lewis. Very thought provoking, hard to argue with. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars highly recomnended!!
I really liked!! You don't have to "love" Lewis to love this short book... It has precious and wise insights about many aspects of human life and thought. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Juan Carlos Benjumea
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Louis Markos (www.Loumarkos.com) holds a BA in English and History from Colgate University and an MA and PhD in English from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film. Dr. Markos holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities and teaches classes on Ancient Greece and Rome for HBU's Honors College. He is the author of six published books (see below) and two lecture series with the Teaching Company (The Life and Writings of C. S. Lewis; Plato to Postmodernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author). His Literature: A Student's Guide and On the Shoulders of Hobbits: The Road to Virtue in Tolkien and Lewis are both due out in 2012. He has published some five dozen articles and reviews in such journals as Christianity Today, Touchstone, Theology Today, Christian Research Journal, Mythlore, Christian Scholar's Review, Saint Austin Review, American Arts Quarterly, and The City, and had his modern adaptation of Euripides' Iphigenia in Tauris performed off-Broadway in the Fall of 2011 (his adaptations of Euripides' Helen and Sophocles' Oedipus are scheduled for performance in 2012 and 2013). He is also the co-author of a script on C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lion Awakes, that is currently in pre-production. He is a popular speaker in Houston, and has spoken on such topics as C. S. Lewis, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, and Dante in two dozen states and in Oxford and Rome. He is committed to the concept of the Professor as Public Educator and believes that knowledge must not be walled up in the Academy but must be disseminated to all who have ears to hear. He lives in Houston with his wife, Donna, his son, Alex, and his daughter, Stacey.

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