Friday, February 28, 2014

The A-Z of C.S. Lewis Book Review & Blog Tour


I have a new book to share with you today, The A-Z of C.S. Lewis by Colin Duriez.  Now, this book is different from all that I have previous reviewed in that it is an encyclopedia all about C.S. Lewis' life and writings. 

I think this is a super fun book!  While I personally have not read this book cover to cover (and don't necessarily plan to in one sitting), I happen to love C.S. Lewis and everything of his that I have read up to this point.  I remember about this time last year discovering The Screwtape Letters.  I didn't even know they existed prior to that and it made me wonder what else of C.S. Lewis works that I was missing out on. 

This is such a great reference book and a great way to discover more about Lewis and his works.  I have enjoyed flipping through it and with its comprehensiveness I can make my list of other works I want to read!  And while I haven't made my way through this entire encyclopedia yet, I do plan to.

Read more about this book and author below.  You can visit the full blog tour here.  And you can purchase your own copy of this book here.

About the book:  Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of C.S. Lewis's death, this complete guide covers all of Lewis' works, from his literary criticism to Narnia.  C.S. Lewis's work is widely known and regarded, but enthusiasts are often only aware of one part of his work - his children's stories and his popular theology; and yet he wrote so much more, including science fiction and literary criticism.  This volume brings together all aspects of C.S. Lewis's life and thought.  Arranged in alphabetical order, it begins with The Abolition of Man - written in 1943 and described as "almost my favorite" - to Wormwood, a character in The Screwtape Letters.  This book will delight anyone who is interested in C.S. Lewis and wants to learn more about him, his thought, his works, and his life.

About the Author:  Colin Duriez was for many years a commissioning editor at Inter-Varsity Press UK.  He has subsequently appeared as a commentator on DVDs of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, and BBC television's The Worlds of Fantasy.  He is also the author of The Inklings Handbook (with the late David Porter), J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis: The Story of Their Friendship, and Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings, and has contributed to definitive reference works relating to Tolkien such as The Tolkien Encyclopedia (Routledge).

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to be a part of this tour and providing me with this book to facilitate my review.  All opinions expressed are my own. 

4 comments:

Victoria said...

This sounds like it is an interesting read. I am going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing.

bxcrochet said...

This one looks like a great read. I really need to start reading more often.

XDannellys Colon said...

I love CS Lewis!!! I will definitely check out this book! Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

Sounds Like My Kind Of Book, Will Have To Read Thanks!