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Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
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Sep 13, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: christian
Read in September, 2007

People either love this book or hate it. Without passing judgment I don't see how people can actually hate it. Seriously. C.S. Lewis simply breaks down the fundamental truths of Christianity. Personally I love how he goes beyond all the denominations, beyond who's more right, beyond who's more wrong and finds that common thread they all seem to follow. From there it's a real eye opener.

However, I do have to say the book is so rich with philosophy I found myself reading sentences several times over. His examples also became somewhat tedious because he'd give one example, then he'd give another one (just incase you didn't get the first one), then he'd give yet another one. By the third one sometimes I found myself somewhat confused and had to read them all over again, and again, and again.

Some of my favorite chapters were "Christian Marriage", where he describes what true love really is and "Is Christianity Hard or Easy?", where he puts laziness in a whole new perspective. By the end of the book I caught myself viewing things from a completely different angle.
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message 1: by Ryan (new)

Ryan I've been wanting to read this too...

Stephanie So far, about 10 pages in, it's really good.

message 3: by C. (last edited Mar 05, 2014 05:42AM) (new) - added it

C. I'm the exception to your rule, because I neither love nor hate it. I think it's a great piece of literature, and I am happy with the way it presents itself, even though I disagree with it.

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