Surprised by Joy By C.S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy By C.S. Lewis free pdf download. Surprised by Joy is a semi-autobiographical work by C.S. Lewis, first published in 1955. Rather than a conventional autobiography, it’s a spiritual memoir that explores Lewis’s journey from childhood to his embrace of Christianity in 1931. The title is inspired by a poem by William Wordsworth.

The narrative is less about events and more about the theme of “Joy”, which Lewis describes as an indescribable yearning for something profoundly good and elevated. He recounts instances of “piercing joy” that guided him throughout his life.

The memoir ends with Lewis’s epiphany that Joy serves as a beacon for the lost, guiding them on their path. It’s worth noting that the book isn’t about Joy Gresham, who Lewis would later marry.

Surprised by Joy By C.S. Lewis Book Info:

  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • Published: February 14, 2017
  • ISBN: 9780006280835
  • Pages: 186
  • Size: 1.55

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