Books: The Reluctant Convert

SURPRISED BY JOY (238 pp.)-C. S. Lewis-Harcourf, Brace ($3.50).

C. S. (for Clive Staples) Lewis is a High Anglican Lorelei in the gown of a Cambridge don. The author of The Screwtape Letters lures not to shipwreck but salvation, and many a troubled 20th century secularist who came to scoff at Lewis' faith has fallen prey to his urbane style and good sense. Years ago, he was a highly troubled secularist himself ("I had tried everything in my own mind and body; as it were, asking myself, 'Is it this you want? Is it this?'...

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