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, denominations, and beliefs. 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
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Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit
In the name of the Father, the Son, and ... the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today's church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church's power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we've ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan's invitation to stop and remember the One we've forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe—the Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor—loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.
Whether you've verbalized it yet or not, we all know something's wrong.
Does something deep inside your heart long to break free from the status quo? Are you hungry for an authentic faith that addresses the problems of our world with tangible, even radical, solutions? God is calling you to a passionate love relationships with Himself. Because the answer to religious complacency isn't working harder at a list of do's and don'ts—it's falling in love with God. And once you encounter His love, as Francis describes it, you will never be the same. Because when you're wildly in love with someone, it changes everything.
Learn more about Crazy Love at www.crazylovebook.com. Check out Francis Chan's video blog at francischanblog.blogspot.com.
Erasing Hell: What God Said about Eternity, and the Things We've Made Up
How could a loving God send people to hell? Will people have a chance after they die to believe in Jesus and go to heaven?
With a humble respect for God's Word, Francis Chan and Preston Sprinkle address the deepest questions you have about eternal destiny. They've asked the same questions. Like you, sometimes they just don't want to believe in hell. But as they write, "We cannot afford to be wrong on this issue."
This is not a book about who is saying what. It's a book about what God says. It's not a book about impersonal theological issues. It's a book about people who God loves. It's not a book about arguments, doctrine, or being right. It's a book about the character of God.
Erasing Hell will immerse you in the truth of Scripture as, together with the authors, you find not only the truth but the courage to live it out.
About the Author A pastor, international speaker, and church planter, Francis Chan is the New York Times bestselling author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God. Chan is also on the board of World Impact and Children's Hunger Fund. With a PhD in New Testament, Preston Sprinkle is a professor at Eternity Bible College and a writer. Chan and Sprinkle live with their families in California.