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Devin Brown is a Lilly Scholar and Professor of English at Asbury University, where among other things he teaches a class on C. S. Lewis. He is the author of seven books, including A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis.
In summer of 2008, Dr. Brown was invited to serve as the Scholar-in-Residence at the Kilns, where for a week he taught a class on Lewis in Lewis’s library each day and got to sleep in his bed each night.
He wrote the script for and appeared in the documentary C. S. Lewis: Why He Matters Today which has interviews with such figures as Eric Metaxas, Tim and Kathy Keller, Chuck Colson, and Michael Flaherty.
He is currently working on a new biography of J. R. R. Tolkien which will come out this fall in advance of the third and final Hobbit film.
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Interview with Devin Brown
C. S. Lewis is one of the most influential Christian writers of our time. The Chronicles of Narnia has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and all Lewis’s works are estimated to sell 6 million copies annually. At the fiftieth anniversary of his death, Lewis expert Devin Brown brings the beloved author’s story to life in a fresh, accessible, and moving biography through focusing on Lewis’s spiritual journey.
Although it was clear from the start that Lewis would be a writer, it was not always clear he would become a Christian. Drawing on Lewis’s autobiographical works, books by those who knew him personally, and his apologetic and fictional writing, this book tells the inspiring story of Lewis’s journey from cynical atheist to joyous Christian and challenges readers to follow their own calling. The book allows Lewis to tell his own life story in a uniquely powerful manner while shedding light on his best-known works.