Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

As a part of  the ChristianAudio Reviewer's Program, I get to download free books, listen to them, and write a review. Here are my thoughts on C.S. Lewis' book, Mere Christianity.

C.S. Lewis is perhaps one of the best-known Christian minds from the 20th Century. Many of his works are already considered classics in Christian literature, including Mere Christianity.

It has been said that classics are books that everybody loves and nobody reads. I hope that is not the case for this book. Lewis offers a book about the Christian faith that is part philosophy, part homiletic, and all apologetic. He truly had a brilliant mind, especially in his development of a defense of the Christian God, which he covers in the first section (book I), but the more practical and doctrinal/theological sections are just as valuable for contemplation.

My only hesitation with this (audio)book is Lewis' ecumenism and his brief portrayal of God as a God who risks, which is very reminiscent of the modern Open Theism and stems from Arminianism (if you are Arminian, you may not mind). Still, his descriptions of God's relation to time and His sovereignty fit much better with Calvinism that Lewis may have realized.

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