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Beyond Personality: The Christian Idea of God

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Hardcover, Reprinted, 64 pages
Published September 1st 1944 by Geoffrey Bles (first published 1944)
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Jacob J.
Mar 29, 2015 Jacob J. rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012, bunk, pub-1940s

The following is another verbally pugilistic work of an anti-religious-apologetics crusader. Piss and moan, or ignore, accordingly:

I accidentally read this last book of Mere Christianity again because I wanted to squeeze in a quick read and this slim volume was tainting my unread and loosely labeled non-fiction section alongside Jared Diamond and Carl Sagan. It just didn’t belong. In a sense I saved it. It was getting picked on and it deserved more appropriate company like those books that claim
Nov 11, 2010 Brian rated it it was amazing
For me this book was life-changing. The second chapter revolutionized the way that I think about prayer and fellowship with God. Lewis was absolutely right in saying that Theology is, in a way, "less real" than direct experience of God, but that without it we cannot find our way to ever deeper experiences.

This little work by C.S. Lewis would hardly qualify as a theological work by today's standards. It is far too informal in its tone and not nearly academic enough in its approach. But I have ga
Jen H.
Apr 15, 2012 Jen H. rated it it was amazing
Excellent book. I'd give it 6 1/2 stars if I could. It could just as easily have been entitled, "On the Process Whereby the Bride Becomes Spotless." Thank you, Clive Staples Lewis, for blessing me this day with both your intellect and your imagination. You rock my world!
Esther Nisbet
May 18, 2016 Esther Nisbet rated it it was amazing
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Taiwo Lazeez
Aug 18, 2016 Taiwo Lazeez rated it it was amazing
Every curious christian should definitely read this.
Ian Smith
Aug 19, 2012 Ian Smith rated it really liked it
"Improvement is not redemption, though redemption always improves". Based on a series of 12 short radio talks given by CS Lewis in 1944, this little book is a goldmine of wisdom and understanding, bringing to the surface extraordinary insights into several challenging issues on the nature of God and Christian belief. Profound in his logic, inspired in his illustrations, simple in his language, Lewis displays the breadth and depth of a 'beautiful mind' put to work for the glory of God. Oh, to hav ...more
Louise Mitchell
Apr 11, 2016 Louise Mitchell rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
Short, understandable, good examples.
Nov 23, 2009 Nathan rated it really liked it
Shelves: aquinas-library
C.S. Lewis is a master of practical Christianity, connecting ordinary human experience with profound, even difficult, theology. He shows Christianity as both a grand adventure and an utterly logical and sensible position. A revolutionary interpretation of faith - but revolutionarily orthodox.
Dean Anderson
Apr 29, 2014 Dean Anderson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most of this stuff is in Mere Christianity...But it's really good stuff.
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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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