Surprised By Joy, by C.S. Lewis. “In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God … perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." Thus Lewis describes memorably the crisis of his conversion.'Surprised by Joy' reveals both that crisis and its momentous conclusion that would determine the shape of Lewis's entire life. An Accidenital Journey From Atheism to Christianity. Number of Pages 288 Paperback.