Despite the fact that Lewis originally wrote these essays during World War II, he is able to connect with this reader. The book is understated and he often encourages readers to skip sections they don't find relevant or where they disagree with his approach. Very refreshing compared to modern writers who can't imagine that anyone would disagree with anything they said.
There is plenty to agree and disagree with in the writings. But you come away with the feeling that you have grappled with Lewis' arguments. This leads to a testing of my own ideas against a first class mind. And all the while, he is being so reasonable that you give his arguments the weight they deserve.
I try to listen to the book annually. It helps me to see where I have drifted from prior thoughts (for good or ill) and to see if I like the direction I am going.
Thank you, Mr. Lewis.
I wish I could keep this who book in my head so that I could share with others when life's topics come up. I'll be listening repeatedly so at least some will sink in.
This is a wonderful, understandable presentation of the core of Christianity or Mere Christianity. I find it compelling in content and very well presented. It is now a part of my Lenten disciple.
My conversion to Christianity was not through this book alone, but this was the suppositional foundation of my faith.
Although this question is not applicable to this book, God would be the answer because He is the great I AM.
The British accent for starters. Also being new to Christianity it is good to hear others pronunciation of related vocabulary not common outside of the church.
Yes. I changed my world view on the theory of everything.
If you are reading this review, and have not read the book I would suggest you do so. In doing so as an atheist or agnostic heed Lewis' warning that when seeking you shall find. If you are looking for universal truth, it can start here.
I really enjoyed this book. I appreciate the logical way he represents the agreements raised in this book. I believe it would appeal to Christian and non Christians alike. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has questions concerning what the Christian life is. I will probably read this again.
Cuts through the dividing lines of denominations and shows the essence of what Christianity is all about. Having Christ . Give this a listen and learn that although there may be differences and preferences in certain aspects of how we worship and live out our lives in Him, it is He that is Preeminent. He is able to gather to Himself all His own, despite what we may think.
The depth at which C S Lewis writes comes from a true teaching gift from God ! If you are at all interested in discovering what the reality of Christianity is vs. "Mere Religion"' then read this book...