Updated: May 25
ECPA Announces its Bestseller List for October, 2021
Becoming Mrs. Lewis
#24 Christian Fiction Bestseller Oct 2021
#1 Book of the Year Winner Nov 2019
#1 Christian Fiction Bestseller Feb 2019
#31 on the Overall Top 50 for Nov 2018
#3 on the Fiction Best Seller List Nov 2018
Meet the Woman Beside C.S. Lewis
Poet and novelist Joy Davidman once wrote in an essay, “What in the world would ever become of us if we should ever grow brave?” In this novel, we answer that question as we follow Joy on a decade long journey of transformation from a wife and mother in upstate New York to the beloved wife of C. S. Lewis.
The expanded edition of Becoming Mrs. Lewis, the Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis, includes:
Map of Oxford
Expanded discussion guide with 20+ questions for book clubs
Timeline of Jack's and Joy's Lives
Joy's (imagined) letter to Jack
10 Things You May Not Know About Joy Davidman and C. S. Lewis's Love Story
Behind-the-scenes essay: Oxford—The City
Now a USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller! Meet the brilliant writer, fiercely independent mother, and passionate woman who captured the heart of C.S. Lewis and inspired the books that still enchant and change us today.
When poet and writer Joy Davidman began writing letters to C. S. Lewis—known as Jack—she was looking for spiritual answers, not love. Love, after all, wasn’t holding together her crumbling marriage. Everything about New Yorker Joy seemed ill-matched for an Oxford professor and the beloved writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, yet their minds bonded over their letters.
Embarking on the adventure of her life, Joy traveled from America to England and back again, facing heartbreak and poverty, discovering friendship and faith, and against all odds, found a love that even the threat of death couldn’t destroy.
In this masterful exploration of one of the greatest love stories of modern times, we meet a brilliant writer, a fiercely independent mother, and a passionate woman who changed the life of this respected author and inspired books that still enchant us and change us. Joy lived at a time when women weren’t meant to have a voice—and yet her love for Jack gave them both voices they didn’t know they had.
At once a fascinating historical novel and a glimpse into a writer’s life, Becoming Mrs. Lewis is above all a love story—a love of literature and ideas and a love between a husband and wife that, in the end, was not impossible at all.
Also, an AMAZON #1 Bestseller in Religious Bibliographies & Indexes