For C.S. Lewis, merriment was serious business, and like no book before it, Surprised by Laughter explains why. Author Terry Lindvall takes readers on a highly amusing and deeply meaningful journey through the life and letters of one of the most beloved Christian thinkers and writers. As Lindvall shows, the unique magic of Lewis’s approach was his belief that explosive and infectious joy dwells deep in the heart of Christian faith. Readers can never fully understand Lewis, his life, or his legacy until they learn to laugh with him.
My Review –
I am a big fan of C.S. Lewis and humor, so when I noticed this book, I decided to read it.
And I have to say I was severely disappointed. As another reviewer had commented, the first chapter read like a dissertation. Not at all what thought it would be. Still another reviewer said that if you got past the first part, that it was better. I didn’t see that until I started posting this review though, so I might have to give it another try – and just skip the first part.
The cover was well designed though. The saying “Never judge a book by it’s cover” certainly applies to this book!
I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, unless I knew they liked dense books. And I’d give it 3 stars (mainly just for the cover and idea though).
I am required to state that I got this book for free in exchange for a review. I am not required to give a positive review.