Mavis Sanders

Carol Stream, Illinois – Alister McGrath, internationally-known apologist, educator and bestselling author, is writing a definitive biography of C. S. Lewis, coming from Tyndale House Publishers in 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Lewis.
“We are honored to be working with Dr. McGrath; not only is he one of the world’s most respected Christian theologians of this century; he is also a champion of C. S. Lewis’s importance for Christian apologetics and understands the academic culture within which Lewis developed his ideas,” said Ron Beers, senior vice president, group publisher. “He is ideally placed to write this biography.”
Alister McGrath, a former atheist who grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, studied at Oxford University, where he became a Christian. McGrath subsequently served as Professor of Historical Theology at Oxford University until 2008, before taking up the newly-established chair of Theology, Religion, and Culture at King’s College, London.  
Dr. McGrath has a special interest in Christian apologetics. He has debated leading atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens.
He is the author of numerous notable books, including A Life of John Calvin; Historical Theology: An Introduction to the History of Christian Thought; Knowing Christ; The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World; and many more.
Tyndale House plans to launch the biography in 2013 correlating with the fiftieth anniversary observance of the death of C. S. Lewis (which occurred on November 22, 1963.)
“Dr. McGrath will introduce Lewis to a new generation of readers, anxious to understand the mind behind the Narnia series and other popular Lewis works,” said Ron Beers. 
Alister McGrath was represented by Andrea Heinecke of the Colorado Springs-based Alive Communications in the publishing agreement with Tyndale House. Tyndale House has worldwide publishing rights.
Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes The Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT) and other resources for home and family. Within the past ten years, more than thirty Tyndale nonfiction or fiction books have become New York Times’ best sellers. Tyndale is substantially owned by the Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite the Foundation’s mission, which is to spread the Good News of Christ around the world. Tyndale House is located in Carol Stream, Illinois.