Mere Christianity by C. S. LewisMere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity

byC. S. Lewis

Paperback | October 7, 2003 | Large Print

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In 1941 England, when all hope was threatened by the inhumanity of war, C. S. Lewis was invited to give a series of radio lectures addressing the central issues of Christianity. More than half a century later, these talks continue to retain their poignancy. First heard as informal radio broadcasts on the BBC, the lectures were published as three books and subsequently combined as Mere Christianity. C. S. Lewis proves 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," rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations. This twentieth century masterpiece provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

With a new foreword by Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, this illustrated gift edition evokes the historic time and place of the book's creation.

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to Christian faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide. The book brings together Lewis's legendary broadcast talks of the war years, talks in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all ...
Title:Mere ChristianityFormat:Paperback | Large PrintProduct dimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.08 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.08 inPublished:October 7, 2003Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006057562X

ISBN - 13:9780060575625


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Challenging This book is challenging and powerful. At some points hard to understand but definitely worth the read. I would recommend it to everyone.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend - very good I was intrigued by this book because of C. S. Lewis' journey with faith and had purchased it. Definitely a good read - while some of the examples/sayings are a tiny bit dated, his reasoning and perspectives on numerous subjects is very interesting and different. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Husband loves it My husband treasures these books!
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book This book is great for those new to Christianity or those looking for answers. A great book for all.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic but Timely This book is a classic but it always seems to be timely. Easy to read and easy to understand. Beneficial to old, new and searching christians alike.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic CS Lewis really offers some great insight to some basic theological concepts.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic great book that really makes you think
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Worthy Introduction to Lewis In all honesty Mere Christianity is not one of my favorite works by Lewis. That said, Mere Christianity provides a more than solid and accessible introduction to the world of Lewis' non-fiction writings. While other Lewis went in to far greater depth into his views on Christianity and faith in some of his other works, Mere Christianity provides an entry-level survey on a selection of theological themes.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear and concise This is a great concise account of Christianity. Easy to digest
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, straight forward, helpful I thought this would be a difficult read, as many people quote Lewis and he sounds quite erudite. Lewis is very smart, but I found this book is easy to read. Helped me understand what Christianity is about, without someone preaching at me. He treats the reader like they are intelligent, not like they are some uneducated sinner. He has a bit of dry wit which is always fun to come across.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Resource A great resource for Christian apologetics
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless classic I remember reading this book in high school and it is as relevant today as it was then
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book everyone should read This book is an amazing book that everyone who has questions about human nature, life and God should read. But even if you don't have questions before reading you should still read it. I recomend this book to everyone as it creates great conversations and has a bit of witt thrown in there too.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Makes me want to be better, while saying everything I feel about christianity much more succinctly than I ever could.
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from interesting book C.S Lewis is a brilliant writer, it is always interesting to read his books.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Great introduction to Christianity, although Lewis does assume you have some working knowledge of the religion. A recommended read for all Christians - I really loved the way he described a lot of things. Insightful and fresh, despite being decades old. A great read.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book! I came to read this book with expectations that it would be good. I was not surprised. I would recommend this to all. At least read it once.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Book! This is a great book about Christianity. CS Lewis makes it very easy to understand the abstract principles he is discussing. I enjoyed the book!
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Informative I love C.S. Lewis. This book really breaks down the basic beliefs of Christianity in simple, easy-to-understand passages. Full of common sense and very entertaining!
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Logic and evidence This is the first time I have ever seen someone prove Christianity by logic and natural evidence. Just brilliant.
Date published: 2013-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Indispensable Little Book Put simply, 'Mere Christianity' is a short, lucid introduction to Christianity. Lewis moves first from a form of the moral argument for God's existence through an explanation of Christian teachings and doctrines with a concluding explication of what it means to be a Christian. This brief summary, however, does absolutely no justice to the content of this powerful book. Lewis enjoys a command of the language like few other authors and he employs it here with unmatched deftness. His insights are indelibly penetrating; the movement of his thinking prevails over and over. The result is something altogether astounding, so full of spiritual acuity that it becomes an indispensable little book; to be read again and again with insight to be treasured anew with each read.
Date published: 2008-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great insight into what Christianity is all about. Lewis has a way of making philosophical and theological ideas understandable in very simple terms for ordinary people. Here he offers a non-denominational view about what mere Christianity is really all about, and he goes to the core. I recommend this to both the agnostic searching for meaning and the Christian seeking after true discipleship.
Date published: 2008-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Christian Classic A master of words, C.S. Lewis continues to inspire and enlighen the Christian community with this book. A must read for those seeking spiritual truths.
Date published: 2008-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unspeakable highly recommended to all.
Date published: 2003-12-14

Editorial Reviews

“It is not surprising that Lewis’s time-proven views are still flourishing while most other mid-20th-century works are nearly neglected.”