Becoming C. S. Lewis, Volume 1: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis

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"This excellent work will have readers eagerly anticipating the next volume." --Publishers Weekly

The writings of C. S. Lewis cannot be fully understood apart from a grasp of his formative adolescent years. Unfortunately, many biographies speed over this important season of Lewis's life.

Slowing down to focus on his younger years, this detailed portrait of "Jack" Lewis helps us discover seeds of what would inform his later writings--such as his delight in literature, his key relationships, his suffering and struggles, and his intense pursuit of joy.

The chapters unfold the habits and tastes he developed while at boarding school, in college, and in the army, revealing where we see these themes appear in his works--bringing to life the man readers have come to know as C. S. Lewis. Volume 1 in a trilogy offering a comprehensive view of the life of C. S. Lewis.

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  • Becky

    Who is the primary audience of this new biography? I would say that it would most appeal to scholars. A strong interest in history, literature, philosophy, the first world war would certainly help. A ...

  • Jennifer Brogdon

    It’s always difficult to picture a strong believer’s pre-conversion, and I found reading what Lewis was like disturbing at times. Certainly, God ordained each day of his life though, and this book...

  • Bob H

    This is a well-researched and intriguing biography of C.S. Lewis, the author and lay theologian, and is the first of a three-volume work. Here, the book covers the first 20 years of Lewis' life, his f...

  • John Stanifer

    This new biography of C.S. Lewis, the first of a projected trilogy, focuses almost exclusively on Lewis's adolescent years from his birth in 1898 through the end of the Great War (WWI) in 1918.That ma...

  • Jen H

    I own many books on and by C S Lewis, and I have read many on his life, but this is the first book I have read that traces what he read during the formative period of his life from birth through age t...

  • Kimberly

    Becoming C. S. Lewis (1898–1918): A Biography of Young Jack Lewis by [Poe, Harry Lee]I found this book, Becoming C.S. Lewis, to be a well-researched volume. This is to be the first of three-volumes ...

  • Brian

    Becoming C. S. Lewis follows the life of Jack Lewis from birth to his transition to adulthood at age 20 following World War I. The book focuses quite a bit on his school years and the literally influe...

  • Stan Shelley

    I have read many biographies of CS Lewis and this is one of the very best. By understanding his youth, I now have better understanding of his life. I have always wanted to know more about his close fr...

  • Jordan

    A well-researched deep dive into CS Lewis’s adolescence, from roughly the death of his mother until his return to Oxford following the First World War. Poe makes a compelling case that these years w...

  • George1st

    As Harry Lee Poe demonstrates by counting the number of pages devoted to C. S. Lewis's influential and formative adolescent years found in their books, many previous Lewis biographies tend to devote i...