Book Review: Education and History by C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis, Education and History

Title: Education and History
Author: C.S. Lewis
Genres: Essays, History, Philosophy, Religion
Length: 3 hrs, 11 mins (Audiobook)
Published: November 15th, 2013 (Collection)

My Rating: ★★★★
Read: October 5th, 2023


Aside from The Chronicles of Narnia, I haven’t read much of C.S. Lewis’ writing. It’s something that I’ve been meaning to remedy and I finally got around to listening to this audiobook that’s been sitting in my library.

This collection of essays focuses on, naturally, topics of education and its importance and value. It also discusses quite a bit about life during wartime and Christianity.

The essays weren’t as lengthy as I’d imagined, though it made for quicker listening. When reading them back to back they begin to sound repetitive, but overall not a bad collection. I would have preferred this as an ebook.

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • Interesting discussions such as reasons to continue education even in turbulent times.

What I didn’t like:

  • Repetitive, although this wouldn’t have been an issue they way they were originally published.


I’m looking forward to reading more C.S. Lewis’ nonfiction books!

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