Book Review on “Mere Christianity” of CS Lewis

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The Mere Christianity
Author: CS. Lewis
published: Samizdut,1952 adapted from BBC radio talks between 1942-44

The Mere Christianity takes reader through a journey of morality and law naturally and spiritually governing the creations usually already implemented by Creator. The reason behind people believing Christ is highlighted through various concepts to bring the skeptics in the practical conclusions. The change in Christian behavior is advocated by Lewis suggesting Christians to transform in Christliness. It answers the mystery looming around the doctrine of Trinity and significance of believers converting into a new man instead of just mere nice men.

You find out more about GOD from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation by looking at a house he has built. Pg 21

GOD cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. Pg 31

Anyone who is honestly trying to be a Christian will soon find his intelligence being sharpened: one of the reasons why it needs no special education to be a Christian is that Christianity is an education itself. That is why uneducated believer like Bunyan was able to write a book that has astonished the whole world. Pg 45

To trust Him means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Pg 80

We must be thankful to all the people who have helped us, we must honor them and love them. But never, never pin your whole faith on any human beings: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. Pg 102

Laziness means more work in long run. Pg 105

Mere Christianity is a Christian classic strong enough the change lives by revelations shared by CS Lewis- an Atheist convert to Christianity. His writing is compelling to bring out the rational information to clear away the skeptics of Christianity. The book is adaption of BBC talks of CS Lewis between 1942-1944

 

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