1 | C. S. Lewis — A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet // Alister McGrath
I’ve wanted to read Alister McGrath’s biography on C.S. Lewis for a while now and I am so excited to finally read it! I met Alister McGrath my sophomore year at Liberty (2006). He was a speaker at Convocation and author of one of my theology textbooks. I, of course, fangirled immediately when he was introduced and made a point to sneak past security to meet him after his talk. I ran up to the stage, said hello and introduced myself shaking his hand like a giddy teenager. I had no idea McGrath was from Belfast, Northern Ireland and inspired by C.S. Lewis until this book was published. I mentioned in my post Why I Became a Catholic, I wasn’t introduced to C.S. Lewis until 2010. This is disappointing because I’m certain I could chat for ages with Alister McGrath concerning all things C.S. Lewis now. I’m a few chapters into his biography and I’m already appreciating the care and attention he is giving to Lewis, especially concerning the religious discord in Ireland during Lewis’ childhood (Protestants vs. Catholics). I’ll write a review as soon as I’m finished!
Speaking of writing book reviews, I’m limiting myself to reading one book this month because I have a ton of books I want to review! This will be tricky though; I ordered Six of Crows, Shatter Me, and A Darker Shade of Magic. And I purchased an amazing Mythology guide yesterday. So tempting. I will try to be good though. I always find myself reading at least three books at a time—always something fantasy, a biography and usually a theology book.
How about you?
Do you like to read one book at a time, or have several open depending on your mood?