The Oxbridge Evangelist
Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Meet C. S. Lewis the brilliant, unashamed evangelist for orthodox Christianity. Nobody has done a better job than Lewis of addressing thoughtful, intelligent readers with the claims of Christ. And nobody has done a better job than Michael Gehring in presenting a loving but honest portrait of a flawed but brilliant man whom God used in a remarkable way. Gehring shows how Lewis deftly spread the gospel in environs thought to be impervious to the gospel. A joy to read."
--Will Willimon, United Methodist Bishop, retired; Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School
"In this fascinating and engagingly written book, Michael Gehring takes the complex and multifaceted C. S. Lewis and turns his life like a jewel under a lamp. Flashes of light and insight sparkle on every page. The literature on Lewis is vast, but even so, Gehring adds something new and fresh to the story of how a man so full of twists and turns, contradictions and surprises, became one of the most beloved and influential evangelists for Christianity in modern times. A must-read!"
--Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Emeritus, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
"In this meticulously researched book, Michael Gehring searches out underlying motivations that compelled C. S. Lewis, a respected Oxford don at the time of his conversion, to risk academic status and personal privacy in zealous pursuit of a vocation of Christian evangelism. . . . I learned so much from this book."
--Robert C. Dykstra, Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary