Sunday, September 27, 2015
Book Review - The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis by Jerry Root and Mark Neal
The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction is written by Jerry Root and Mark Neal. It is published by Abingdon Press.
I love all things C. S. Lewis so, when I was asked to review a copy of this book, I jumped on it. The premise is this: There are many facets to the imagination and C. S. Lewis used these different facets in his vast array of written work. This book is a study of those facets in quite a bit of depth.
At first, the book started slowly for me. I found I was having to read and re-read the text in order to really get the gist of what the authors are trying to say. I even thought that maybe this is a book that is too deep for me to understand. However, once I got past the first couple of chapters, I decided that this truly is a deep book, but is one that is worth digging into.
Any true student of C. S. Lewis is going to want to sink his/her teeth into this study of the brilliant imagination of this man. He was truly an intellectual, but even more than that, a man of great faith. I found out a lot of things that I did not know but, in my opinion, are well worth knowing.
I began to devour this book and feel so much the richer for having done so. What started out as a slow moving, highly intellectual book ended up being a deep, rich text full of the great imagination of a great man: C. S. Lewis. I recommend it highly.
*I received a copy of The Surprising Imagination of C. S. Lewis: An Introduction in exchange for my honest opinion.*