Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: May 2009
Duration: 6 hours 39 minutes
In the closest thing we have to an autobiography, C.S. Lewis, an unfailingly honest and perceptive observer of self, here shares the story of his personal spiritual journey. With characteristic candor and insight, he describes how his "search for joy" led him from the conventional Christianity of his childhood to a youthful atheism, and finally back to an assured Christianity compatible with his formidable intellect. Lewis's "surprise" holds continuing interest not only for admirers of his work but for any modern seeker concerned with the compatibility of the rational and the spiritual.
"Anyone approaching this book as a study in the psychology of conversion will find the greatest interest in the dual paths-intellectual and intuitive-which converged at last. But the casual reader looking merely for an enjoyable book will equally value many other parts."-Saturday Review