As I walked away from New Buildings, I found the man that Lewis
had called "Tollers" sitting on one of the stone steps in front of
"How did you get on?" he asked.
"I think rather well. I think he will be a most interesting
tutor to have."
"Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that," said the man, who I
later learned was J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll never get to the bottom
Over the next twenty-nine years, author George Sayer's first
impression about C. S. Lewis proved true. He was interesting; but
he was more than just that. He was a devout Christian, gifted
literary scholar, best-selling author, and brilliant apologist.
Sayer draws from a variety of sources, including his close
friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's
brother, to paint a portrait of the man whose friends knew him as
Offering glimpses into Lewis's extraordinary relationships and
experiences, Jack details the great scholar's life at the Kilns;
days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; marriage to
Joy Davidman Gresham; and the creative process that produced such
world-famous works as the classic Chronicles of Narnia, Mere
Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters.
This book is an intimate account of the man who helped-and
through his works, continues to help-generations hear and
understand the heart of Christianity.
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