Completion of C. S. Lewis: From War to Joy 1945-1963

Harry Lee Poe


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Loss and Love in the Final Years of C. S. Lewis’s Life

The Completion of C. S. Lewis: From War to Joy is the final volume in a trilogy on C. S. Lewis’s life. In this third book, scholar Harry Lee Poe examines the years during World War II until Lewis’s death in 1963. 

This period of his life was wrought with disappointments and tragedy, including the deaths of close friends and family, the decline of his health, and professional failings. Despite these disappointments, this time was also marked by deep and meaningful relationships with those around him, including his friendship with and marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham. Lewis used these trials and joys to write some of his bestselling books, such as The Chronicles of NarniaTill We Have Faces; and Surprised by Joy.

  • Final Book in a Trilogy: Trilogy also includes Becoming C. S. Lewis: A Biography of Young Jack Lewis (1898–1918) and The Making of C. S. Lewis: From Atheist to Apologist (1918–1945)
  • Examines Lewis’s Adult Life from 1945 to 1963: This period of his life greatly influenced some of his most famous books
  • Appeals to Fans and Scholars of Lewis: Filled with details about the ins and outs of Lewis’s life
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Oct 2022
  • 9781433571022