Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis

Seeking the Secret Place The Spiritual Formation of C S Lewis C S Lewis is perhaps the most beloved modern Christian author From The Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity his works have enthralled readers of all ages Yet though numerous books have been wri

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  • Title: Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis
  • Author: Lyle Wesley Dorsett
  • ISBN: 9781587431227
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • C S Lewis is perhaps the most beloved modern Christian author From The Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity, his works have enthralled readers of all ages Yet, though numerous books have been written about Lewis s life and his dramatic conversion to Christianity, none have asked the important question of how he grew spiritually Lyle Dorsett sets out to answer thaC S Lewis is perhaps the most beloved modern Christian author From The Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity, his works have enthralled readers of all ages Yet, though numerous books have been written about Lewis s life and his dramatic conversion to Christianity, none have asked the important question of how he grew spiritually Lyle Dorsett sets out to answer that question in Seeking the Secret Place.Drawing on Lewis s books, letters, and interviews with his contemporaries, Dorsett reveals how Lewis s faith grew on a steady diet of Scripture, prayer, and the sacraments not only to show how his faith developed but to encourage readers on the path to spiritual growth C S Lewis fans and anyone looking to grow spiritually will value this book.

    One thought on “Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C. S. Lewis”

    1. Great insight into the personal life of a man who preferred not to talk of himself. It seems he was every bit as prayerful and holy as he encouraged others to become.

    2. Books about Lewis as author or Lewis as apologist abound, but try to find a book about his growing in Christ from the time of his conversion to the end of his life and you'll come up empty until you find this book by Lyle Dorsett. Dorsett is no newcomer to Lewisiana, having served as the head of the Marion Wade Center in Wheaton, Illinois and having been the originator and the one responsible for the treasure trove of oral histories on Lewis housed in that facility. In other words, Dorsett knows [...]

    3. This book was helpful to see how C. S. Lewis developed in his faith. It's not as good as reading Lewis himself, but Dorsett is able to pull from a trove of unpublished material that few people have access to which helps develop an mature and developed portrait of Lewis.Kudos to Dorsett for not presenting Lewis as a buttoned-up evangelical and including his Anglo-Catholic leanings. It's helpful to have a portrait of Lewis's very vibrant faith. This especially whets my appetite to read more of Lew [...]

    4. Much of C.S. Lewis' story is not new to me, having read numerous other biographies in the past. But, what I appreciated about this little book was how it emphasized the way that Lewis cared for the souls of so many people through faithful correspondence. To date, some of the richest pieces of Lewis' writings that I have read have been found in these humble corresponsendes with people of little noticeable significance. In general, the book emphasized the "humanness" of Lewis in a way that traditi [...]

    5. A fascinating book for all lovers of C.S. Lewis! The author reveals what spiritual disciplines that Lewis practiced in his growth after conversion. Very enlightening, and it gave me new perspectives on him!

    6. Another very well written biography by Dorsett, I read a while ago. Really like how balanced he is in not only retelling the story, but interpreting the life of C.S.Lewis. Covers different areas of Lewis' spiritual growth. Exiting read!

    7. A concise, clear and easy-to-read book about the spiritual influences in Lewis' life. I really enjoyed Dorsett's summary of Lewis' letters in Chapter 7.

    8. A must read for fans of C. S. Lewis and for those seeking guidance for their own spiritual formation. The author uses Lewis' letters particularly well.

    9. Dorsett's chapters on Lewis's letter-writing are priceless--some of it can also be listened to at this link: desiringgod/messages/c

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