Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis

Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis

What happens when we push past the surface and allow real, grounded, mutually challenging, and edifying friendships to develop? We need only look at the little-known friendship between eminent Christian thinkers Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis to find out. Born out of a fan letter that celebrated mystery novelist Sayers wrote to Lewis as his star was just beginning to rise, this friendship between a married woman and a longtime bachelor developed over years of correspondence as the two discovered their mutual admiration of each other's writing, thinking, and faith.

In a time when many Christians now aren't even sure that a man and a woman can be "just friends" and remain faithful, Gina Dalfonzo's engaging treatment of the relationship between two of Christianity's most important modern thinkers and writers will resonate deeply with anyone who longs for authentic, soul-stirring friendships that challenge them to grow intellectually and spiritually. Fans of Lewis and Sayers will find here a fascinating addition to their collections.

Title:Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780801072949
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    Dorothy and Jack: The Transforming Friendship of Dorothy L. Sayers and C. S. Lewis Reviews

  • Cindy Rollins

    I approached this book with trepidation. It is written by a modern author on a subject I have pondered much over the last year-the relationship between two of my favorite writers and thinkers, Dorothy...

  • Amy

    Though a couple good contenders vie for the title, I think The Mutual Admiration Society: How Dorothy L. Sayers and her Oxford Circle Remade the World for Women wins for my favorite book of 2020. It t...

  • Rachel McMillan

    When I was in Uni I went through a Sayers phase. I read everything: her essays, her biographies... I was determined to find in her all of the strong questions I had that railed against the rather tame...

  • Rebecca

    I love this book! The personalities of these two authors comes through so clearly. Gina Dalfonzo's prose is lovely. It's nice seeing a book looking at a close friendship between a man and a woman. As ...

  • Justin Wiggins

    I had the privilege to finally meet Gina Dalfonzo at a C.S.Lewis Symposium in Montreat, North Carolina. We had a good conversation about books, writers, and what a great community there is in the worl...

  • Jocelyn Green

    I love learning about the lives of other authors. This slender volume offers welcome insight into the minds and writing of Dorothy Sayers and C.S. Lewis. As you might imagine, their conversations and ...

  • Ruth

    Through the correspondence of Sayers and Lewis, we're able to see how their relationship influenced their respective work and lives. Dalfonzo's tidy and well-researched volume stands in testament to t...

  • Margaret

    I enjoyed this look into a literary/personal friendship between two authors I admire. I intend to read some things by Dorothy Sayers that I have not read and some Lewis that I haven't read for a long ...

  • Tori Samar

    Every page kept my interest. Though I've already had many encounters with C.S. Lewis's life and work, this book's focus on the friendship between him and Dorothy L. Sayers revealed yet another side to...

  • Jan

    8/11/20 * šŸŒŸThanks to the author for the NetGalley Kindle copy....