Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.

—C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, p. 25

A Grief Observed chronicles Lewis’s loss of Joy Davidman (H, in the book). It’s a vulnerable monograph that stretches the corners of faith and grief and reveals to us, the readers, how interconnected those concepts really are. It also gives us freedom to shout our pain, to write it down and let it out there, not necessarily for publication. Rather, out there to God—given to Him in its most heated and raw forms. 

First published seven years after Joy’s death in 1963. 

Tim's authored four books, including the children's book Shine So Bright and the critically acclaimed Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. He studied beauty in the works of C.S. Lewis for his PhD under Alister McGrath. When he's not scratching poetry, or chasing the scholar's craft, you can find him carving up the trails of the nearest national forest on his Salsa El Mariachi 29er.

He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and three pixie-daughters, and two acres of Great Horned Owls.