This is the story of how one of the world’s most famous atheists became one of its most famous Christians.
From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis is the spiritual homecoming story of Clive Staples Lewis, a careful and thoughtful scholar who spent fifteen years journeying the long road from atheism to theism and, eventually, to Christianity. Drawing from Lewis’s own writings, as well as those he sought out during his quest for spiritual understanding, From Atheism to Christianity highlights the longing, reluctance, searching, and surrender that defined these years of Lewis’s life and provides answers to the questions that surround this profound character:
Explore the most tumultuous and defining years of C. S. Lewis’s life, gathering clues that reveal the meaning of life for contemporary atheists and theists—all from the perspective of one who knew both atheism and Christianity from the inside.
“Many other atheists of the twentieth century are well-known both for their expertise in their fields and for being atheists . . . but none of them has captured the minds and imaginations of people like C. S. Lewis, whose influence far surpasses any of these individuals, and perhaps even all of them combined.”
(From the Preface)
Peter S. Williams, Co-editor of C. S. Lewis at Poets’ Corner (Cascade, 2016) and Author of C. S. Lewis vs. the New Atheists (Paternoster, 2013)
Angus Menuge, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin and President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society
David C. Downing, R. W. Schlosser Professor of English, Elizabethtown College
Dr. Joel D. Heck teaches courses on C. S. Lewis, Old and New Testament, and Reformation history at Concordia University Texas. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and dozens of articles, several of which are about C. S. Lewis. He also maintains a website on C. S. Lewis at www.joelheck.com. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Cheryl. They have three grown children.