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Awakening Wonder

Wisdom of C.S. Lewis for today

by Richard Latta



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/19/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664276765
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664276789
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 158
ISBN : 9781664276772

About the Book

This book is written for those who haven’t yet discovered the brilliance, humor, humility, and awe-filled writings of C.S. Lewis. Maybe one who has read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but no other Narnia books. Or half of Mere Christianity and got side-tracked. Or has heard their pastor quote Lewis time and again and wonders “why?” Or thought: “what is the big deal about C.S. Lewis?” The author highlights the eight or ten most meaningful Lewis ideas that have transformed his life. Ideas such as “what real joy is” and “the presence of God in everyday occurrences” and “the secret to recovery of child-like wonder” and “the startling relevance of Lewis to today” and “how believing in Christ makes the most sense.”

“I enjoyed reading this wondrous book about C.S. Lewis. It is ‘twice wondrous’ because it is a pleasure not only to read Rich Latta’s insights into C.S. Lewis’s books, but to enjoy the feeling that comes when a writer opens his heart so warmly as Rich has done. I decided I want what Rich Latta has uncovered in the second half of his life: the enjoyment of a new start in seeing and feeling the wonder of God. This enjoyment is God Himself: “more of God!” Rich writes. It is also a heartfelt awakening to all that is wondrous in the world that God made. Thank you, Rich. You have given the reader a gift of awakened wonder, theirs and yours.”
—Bob Blincoe, PhD. President Emeritus, Frontiers

About the Author

Rich Latta grew up in California, graduated from Whitworth University and Fuller Seminary. He was a pastor for over forty years, mostly on the west coast but also in Chicago for four years.
Rich and his wife, Colleen, live in central California. He has three grown children and four stepchildren, all married and have given Rich and Colleen eighteen grandchildren (more on the way!). They enjoy retirement with a full, bustling, occasionally quiet household.
Rich loves reading, bicycling, playing guitar, learning violin, eating and traveling. He’s completed several vigorous bike rides, including Mt. Whitney, treks into the Sierras, and leisurely rides with Colleen on their tandem. Rich’s goal is to cycle Route 66, then across America. Several of his grown kids and grandchildren have accompanied them on this journey so far.
Rich delights in loving his Lord, his family, his friends and in discovering the newness, beauty and joy in each day.