Matt Hesselgrave

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The Courage to Be Protestant by David F. Wells
“What is to be gained if we are so intent in reaching out to the unchurched that we then unchurch the reached?”
David F. Wells
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
“The world does not consist of 100 percent Christians and 100 percent non-Christians. There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians but who still call themselves by that name: some of them are clergymen. There are other people who are slowly becoming Christians though they do not yet call themselves so. ”
C.S. Lewis
“Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its spring deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy.”
Samuel Gordon
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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot

Henri J.M. Nouwen
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life

C.S. Lewis
“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
C.S. Lewis
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C.S. Lewis
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

C.S. Lewis
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
C.S. Lewis

34529 "The Lord of The Rings" Lovers — 85 members — last activity Feb 14, 2014 01:58PM
Discuss the religious worth of this fantastic book and vote polls on favorite charecters! Non Christians are welcome, but as J.R.R Tolkien was a Chris ...more
30566 Stephen R. Lawhead — 137 members — last activity Nov 23, 2015 08:35AM
Includes all books by Stephen Lawhead who writes predominately historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction all with Christian undertones.
1990 The Inklings — 331 members — last activity Mar 05, 2016 04:38PM
The Inklings was an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, between the 1930s and the 1960s. Its most re ...more

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