Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity

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"Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C. S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that ''at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice.''--From container.
Publisher: Ashland, Ore. : Blackstone Audio, 2000.
ISBN: 9781455165063
1455165069
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO 230 Lewis 08/2012
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (ca. 6 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.

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I'd probably be an atheist, if I had any interest in religion.

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CASSIE ERIN MAUL
May 22, 2019

Mere Christianity is a great look at what Christianity is from a layman’s perspective. Lewis takes a difficult subject and tackles it with the wisdom that God grants His people. The explanations are such as can be understood by Christians and non-Christians alike.

Though Lewis makes many excellent points, I found his apparent belief in the theory of evolution to be distasteful. Whether or not he actually held the belief of evolution is unclear, but besides that, the book is a clear and simple explanation of what the author calls ‘mere’ Christianity.

If you’ve ever had questions about what Christians believe, why they have reason to believe it, and how it affects their behavior, this is the book for you. Take your chance and see what the book has to say to you.

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art072759
Jan 13, 2019

Got about halfway through but lost interest. Writing style somewhat tedious for me to stay interested and out of date setting (mid-40's) made comparisons less interesting

ConstantlyLost Apr 21, 2018

Filled with deep thought provoking nuggets of truth.

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samjenks
Mar 27, 2018

You can get lost in what he thinks but overall a good book for new believers.

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jimhowe
Oct 26, 2016

Left of chapter 2, The Invasion

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Choirmom
Jul 15, 2016

I have always appreciated CS Lewis's transparency of his personal spiritual quest. "Mere Christianity" gives the reader an opportunity to ride shotgun to an honest, brilliant mind and soul mate.

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Chickenzilla
Mar 31, 2016

I first read this book at a hard place in my life when I was really doubting my faith, and it answered my questions. Before that time, I had no idea how brilliant the guy is!

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thinkson15
Nov 12, 2015

What can I say? It's filled with deep insights, makes you ponder where you stand and how you can change. CS Lewis is truly inspired!

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Audrey1976
Apr 01, 2015

This book was given to me as a gift, and I have cherished it. I thought of this book again as Easter is approaching and recommend it to all.

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squinton
Jul 13, 2013

Creatures are not born with desires unless satisfaction for those desires exists. A baby feels hunger: well, there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim: well, there is such a thing as water. ... If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthy pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that the universe is a fraud. Probably earthly pleasures were never meant to satisfy it, but only to arouse it, to suggest the real thing. ... I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and help others to do the same.

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jgrnlees
Jun 04, 2011

BOOK II: Chapter 2: page 33: Reality, in fact, is usually something you could not have guessed. That is one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It is a religion you could not have guessed...It has just that queer twist about it that real things have.

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