C.S. Lewis is remembered in history as a prolific Christian writer and thinker. He defended Christianity during the World War II with his radio broadcast that is now documented in Mere Christianity, and inspired the imagination of children for generations with the Chronicles of Narnia. Before he wrote any of those highly acclaimed works, before he was persuaded to accept the truth of Christianity, he was a young man struggling with views of faith, morality, and love.
Spirits in Bondage: A Cycle of Lyrics is an early collection of poetry that takes readers back to the beginning with C. S. Lewis. At twenty years of age, after serving in World War I, C. S. Lewis was wrestling with a variety of different worldviews, having just witnessed the horrors of war firsthand. These poems reflect his thoughts at the time, and can be viewed as an overall part of his eventual spiritual journey.