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Subject: Mere Christianity
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 2:14 PM ET
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Due to a post I saw in one of the forums, I ordered this book from here. It has not arrived yet, but when I was telling my family about it, DS told me that he had a copy of it in his car that belonged to a friend. I borrowed that copy and I am absolutely going NUTS over this book!!!! Finally, some down to earth straight talk about Christians and Christianity. All I can say is this- if you have not yet read this book by C.S. Lewis, run run run to the site or book store and get this. This book has challenged me, reproved me, and taught me more about the whys and whats of Christianity than any book except my Bible. I can hardly wait to receive my own copy because I am going to be highlighting in that puppy left and right. My copy is going to be placed in the pocket of my Bible carrier and reread many times I believe.

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 2:30 PM ET
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I've never read it either, but it's on my wish list and I keep an eye out for it on thrift store shelves every time I go!

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 10:12 PM ET
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I've read it several times and completely agree that EVERY Christian should read Mere Christianity.

The only oher book that I've read that I say the same thing about it is one I just finished, What's So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey.

Those two books are the best books on Christianity and ones I will read over and over.

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Date Posted: 6/29/2008 10:42 PM ET
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I've got What's So Amazing About Grace on my TBR pile.  I need to get Mere Christianity.  I've heard it quoted quite often, but I'd really like to read it.

Date Posted: 6/30/2008 11:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2006
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I've read it and love it, too, and anything else by CS Lewis. I loved The Screwtape Letters so much I used to buy them for other people I knew were non-Christians as a witnessing tool.

Date Posted: 7/1/2008 6:37 AM ET
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I am a CS Lewis junky.  I have used examples from Screwtape Letters and his other books often.  There is even a CS Lewis for Dummies book out.  The story of his life is well worth the time and effort.   



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Date Posted: 7/3/2008 6:35 PM ET
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I've been reading some of C.S. Lewis' work lately.  I think I have Mere Christianity, but I haven't read it yet.  I loved The Screwtape Letters.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 1:54 PM ET
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I have a hardcopy of Lewis' "Mere Christianity & Screwtape Letters" in one volume.  I think I will post it and see if I can swap it.  I like some of this thoughts, but his writing style is very dry to me.

Date Posted: 7/9/2008 2:07 PM ET
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If you find the writing "too dry" then you would probably enjoy John Cleese (of Monty Python Fame) reading the Screwtape Letters out loud. Lewis had a seriously sarcastic British sense of humor, and as an American I didn't understand this until I heard Cleese gloating over the destruction of souls and hissing at the ulterior motives of the "Enemy." Reading the book has never been the same for me since.

Mere Christianity is a great book too. :-)