The Weekly Hit List: July 26, 2013

Life Observed

A Life Observed by Devin Brown was reviewed by David Downing for the C. S. Lewis Blog.

“A welcome recent addition to the spate of Lewis biographies is Devin Brown’s A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis (Brazos, 2013). As its title suggests, Brown does not attempt an exhaustive or definitive biography, but rather an account of Lewis’s spiritual journey. . . .

“Brown offers a concise summary of Lewis’s external life, but the focus is upon what was happening in Lewis’s mind and heart.  There is the fragile childhood faith, the death of his mother, the loss of faith in his teens and its recovery in his early thirties.

As Lewis himself does in The Pilgrim’s Regress and Surprised by Joy, Brown organizes Lewis’s spiritual pilgrimage around his experiences of ‘Joy,’ those intense and fleeting experiences of nameless longing that are both an ache and an ecstasy.”

Read the rest of the review here.


Quick Hits:

Jim Wallis, author of On God’s Side, will appear on Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO tonight.

Jim Wallis is touring in the United Kingdom and Ireland August 23 through September 5. Visit Lion Hudson’s web site for information on Jim’s appearances.

Phillip Cary, author of Jonah (BTCB), wrote “Gentiles in the Hands of a Genocidal God” for Christianity Today.


Ebook Specials:

Monk Habits for Everyday People by Dennis Okholm is $3.99 (75% off) through July 27.