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The Visionary Christian

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Culled from some of C.S. Lewis's finest fiction and poetry, this collection of writings explores the eternal truths of Christianity in the accessible language of allegory, fairy tales, dream visions, and science fiction. From his children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia to the wisdom of Screwtape on marriage, democracy, and heaven, Lewis's literary imagination and extra ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 1984 by Scribner Book Company (first published 1981)
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Douglas Wilson
Sep 18, 2016 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
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Selections from the works of C.S. Lewis. Nancy and I read this together, and it was quite good.
Michael
Aug 15, 2007 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a look at many aspects of the human condition through excerpts of CS Lewis's fantasy and sci-fi writings.

It gives you just enough of a taste to want to read the entire books this book samples from..so be careful;)
Joanna
Oct 22, 2007 Joanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book of excerpts from C.S. Lewis' other fictional writings may be great if you have already read those, but I need context. I had a hard time with it.
Tracy
Feb 23, 2009 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't read this anymore.. I need to read the full texts. I get just a taste and then it's over. I'm starting with the chronicles, but I know I'll have to choose some straight up C.S. Lewis theology to read along with the fantasies. I just can't choose where to start... so many selections!
Pat
Oct 03, 2009 Pat marked it as part-read-on-hold  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time, KU paid me to go to school. I could have saved money to buy a house. Or fed a lot of people. Instead, I bought books. Including books consisting almost entirely of excerpts of other books which I already owned. Good thing the story doesn't end here!
Sherrie Pilkington
C.S. Lewis just doesn't translate well into short snippets. This book was hard to stay interested in.
Linda Horn
May 27, 2008 Linda Horn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book. It's a good read for beginners to C.S. Lewis because its succinct.
Ron
Sep 04, 2008 Ron rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An anthology of Lewis's imaginative writings.
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
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