Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity

By C. S. Lewis

  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 4.5
From 702 Ratings


In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.


  • A Theological Classic For Both the Believer & Skeptic

    By MKWick
    Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1898, Clive Staples (C.S.) Lewis wrote more than 30 books, several of which are classics of children's fantasy literature and Christian apologetics. You'll find C.S. Lewis on the lists of greatest 20th-century writers, and rarely will you not find Mere Christianity at or near the top of the most influential Christian book lists. I read the theological classic as part of a book study soon after moving to China back in 2003. Mere Christianity is less than 200 pages and is divided into four books: 1. Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe (five chapters focused on the law of human nature) 2. What Christians Believe (1942 - five chapters that include rival conceptions of God) 3. Christian Behaviour (1943 - twelve chapters covering topics such as marriage, forgiveness, hope, and faith) 4. Beyond Personality: Or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity (1944 - eleven chapters comprising of time, the cost of following Christ, and more) The books were originally given as a series of BBC radio broadcasts during World War II in which C.S. Lewis provides much-needed answers to complex questions for both believers and nonbelievers. If you have any interest in learning about the fundamentals of the Christian worldview, it is explained in a sensible and logical manner in Mere Christianity. Some, such as the late Chuck Colson, have stated the book was instrumental in helping them know Christ. If you have an interest in apologetics or you consider yourself to be an intelligent skeptic, I recommend checking out Lewis' Mere Christianity. It is a significant piece of work that has impacted many. For a more in-depth look at Mere Christianity, check out the outline provided by the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
  • Excellent mix of spiritual and philosophical thought

    There is a reason this is considered a classic. It focuses your thought, eloquently, on the most basic premises of Christian faith and identity. Great read!
  • Brilliant!!

    By LBosWorld
    Kind of the best word to sum up C.S. Lewis. His mind is out of this world. Really makes things plan and is great at explaining the mysteries of God. Highly recommend.
  • Mind=Blown

    By Asatoe
    Mind = Blown
  • Great Read. Mere Christianity

    By CJHAYES18
    Looking forward to reading again to pick up the missed parts.
  • what a great thought on Christianity!!

    By equmene
    The book makes me think again on Christianity and the meaning of being a Christian. I'm really touched and impressed by the deep and remarkable insight C.S. Lewis has given me through the book!! I love it and love all the works of Lewis!!
  • Gloria a Dios

    By aaakg
    God has used C.S. Lewis tremendously to get to know more about Him. Glory be to God!
  • Phenomenal

    By Johnny Garlic
    Lewis is more than just brilliant, he is clearly enlightened. And like the great evangelists of the Bible, he communicates in a way that speaks directly to your soul. This book is the second most important book ever written. it should be required reading for every human being . Every time I read it (i have read it multiple times) i feel like I am reading the questions and answers to life.. straight from God through the pen of a brilliantly enlightened man .
  • Timeless

    By Overseas Sanity Check
    His simple analogies make it. Their beauty lies in their simplicity...
  • Fabulous

    By mathiasparks
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