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The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis

Posted by Remy on September 13, 2015

The Surprising Imagination of C.S. Lewis by Jerry Root and Mark Neal

C.S. Lewis is one of the great thinkers and modern maestros of imagination. In this book Root and Neal comb through his novels and other works demonstrating Lewis’ views on imagination as well as his thoughts toward developing it in others. Thoroughly researched and well (imaginatively) framed so that it isn’t a dreary slog chronologically with summaries padding out the pages. They assume a familiarity with the book under discussion with quotes and recaps as refreshers.

Of course, the primary flaw in books such as these is that they are no substitute for reading the author himself, but Root and Neal harness a wide variety of other thinkers to further enlighten our understanding. For those who have read Lewis, reread him. For those who have reread his stories and reflected on his essays in depth, this book will inflame your passion again, spark new thoughts and cause you to return to the books you treasure the most.

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