A Life Observed

  • by Devin Brown
  • Narrated by Jon Gauger
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

C. S. Lewis is one of the most influential Christian writers of our time. But while it was clear from the start that he would be a writer, it was not always clear he would become a Christian. A Life Observed tells the inspiring story of Lewis' spiritual journey from cynical atheist to joyous Christian. Drawing on Lewis' autobiographical works, books by those who knew him personally, and his apologetic and fictional writing, this spiritual biography brings the beloved author’s story to life while shedding light on his best-known works.


What the Critics Say

"This book has the essential quality of a biography - it’s reliable." (Walter Hooper, C. S. Lewis’s personal secretary and editor)
"Devin Brown has always been my go-to source for all things related to Middle Earth and Narnia. In A Life Observed, he shows us Lewis’ remarkable journey from hardened skeptic to one of the most joyful, thoughtful, and influential apologists in the history of Christianity. Like Lewis, Devin is a pleasure to read, and you can’t help but feel a little smarter - and a little happier - when you finish this book." (Micheal Flaherty, cofounder and president, Walden Media)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Hard to follow

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I just wanted a biography of Lewis, but this isn't what I was looking for and I thought was hard to follow. I never finished it.

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A valuable addition to books on Lewis

Would you listen to A Life Observed again? Why?

Yes. In a meaty biography you never get everything in one reading.

What did you like best about this story?

I like the heavy emphasis on Lewis' books.

What about Jon Gauger’s performance did you like?

Excellent. He was an able reader who did not distract the listener from the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I never do that.

Any additional comments?

It is a "spiritual biography" but of value to Christians and nonchristians alike. Very well done.

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- Stan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2013
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio