Sunday, February 5, 2012

Books: 'Mere Christianity' by C.S. Lewis

In recent months I've had a lot of friends recommend this book to me:

Normally I tend to read a lot of fiction (i.e. something with a story or plot) and I tend to avoid anything that might fall even remotely into any sort of "self help" category. Still having read the Narnia series as a child I already had great respect for the author so I gave it a go. I burned through the first chapter last night and (honestly) I was surprised. Given the density the subject matter and the sheer vocabulary at Lewis' command he still manages to convey concepts that so often cause bitter feuds in such a simplistic and wholeheartedly genuine fashion. The fact that the material was gleaned from radio broadcasts made by Lewis during World War II makes it even more interesting as you learn a lot about his personal opinions and experiences while living though such a horrific time in history. I have not finished it yet but I am really enjoying what I've read so far. Highly recommended!

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