C.S. Lewis writing
C.S. Lewis was an Oxford professor, scholar, and Christian author of now classic books. Lewis was an Oxford don along with fellow J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
Enjoy this free ebook of "Mere Christianity" in pdf format.
Originally broadcasted as BBC lectures over the airwaves, Lewis presents Mere Christianity combined from four books: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe, What Christians Believe, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality: Or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity.
Lewis makes a case for the common voice, rejecting boundaries and divisions that fracture society and believes. His work is as relevant today as it was in 1941.
The following review is from Amazon.com:
In 1943 Great Britain, when hope and the moral fabric of society were threatened by the relentless inhumanity of global war, an Oxford don was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. Over half a century after the original lectures, the topic retains it urgency. Expanded into book form, Mere Christianity never flinches as it sets out a rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of compassionate morality atop this foundation. As Mr. Lewis clearly demonstrates, Christianity is not a religion of flitting angels and blind faith, but of free will, an innate sense of justice and the grace of God.
C.S. Lewis' other work includes the popular Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and the Abolition of Man
Enjoy - Merry Christmas!
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