Surprised by Joy

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Peter Noble
  • 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For many years an atheist, C. S. Lewis vividly describes the spiritual quest that convinced him of the truth and reality of Christianity, in his famous autobiography.
"In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God...perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." Thus Lewis describes memorably the crisis of his conversion.
Surprised by Joy reveals both that crisis and its momentous conclusion that would determine the shape of Lewis' entire life.


What the Critics Say

"He is admirably equipped to write spiritual autobiography for the plain man, for his outstanding gift is clarity. You can take it at two levels, as straight autobiography, or as a kind of spiritual thriller, a detective's probing of clue and motive that led up to his return to the Christianity he had lost in childhood." (Isabel Quigley, Sunday Times)


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A lot to digest

I enjoyed listening to tge story of Lewis's conversion and I thought it was well read. But I found it difficult to digest in this format. I would have got more out of it if I had read it myself.
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- Kerry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2017
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited