C. S. Lewis was a profound thinker with the rare ability to communicate the philosophical and theological rationale of Christianity in simple yet amazingly effective ways. His books were insightful, engaging, and often full of wit. Expressed in brilliant contemporary prose, these models of genuine Christianity contain a lasting relevance that make them perennial bestsellers.
God in the Dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963 for a wide variety of publications. Ranging from popular newspaper pieces to learned defenses of the faith, these essays cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, vivisection, the role of women in church polity, and ethics and politics. Many of these writings represent Lewis’ first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books.
“[Both Lewis’] searching mind and [his] poetic spirit…are readily evident…Here the reader finds the tough-minded polemicist relishing the debate; here, too, the kindly teacher explaining the cosmic extraction by means of clarifying analogies…with all the humility and grace of a man who knows how much more remains to be known.”—New York Times Book Review
“Captivating reading that builds the faith while it fills the mind with greatness.”—Decision
“For the intellectual pilgrim struggling with the crisis of faith in this world come of age, these chapters possess a unique power for the renewal of evangelical conviction.”—Southwestern Journal of Theology
About the Author - C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis (1898–1963), born Clive Staples Lewis in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than thirty books, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.
About the Narrator - Ralph Cosham
Ralph Cosham (a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard), a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor, has performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. Several of his narrations have been named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he has been a three-time finalist for the Audie® Award.