The Joyful Christian
C.S. Lewis, himself a convert, wrote of being "surprised by joy" when he discovered his belief in Jesus Christ. In these 127 devotional readings, selected from Lewis's many works on faith and spirituality, Christians everywhere can share in the joy of this master theologian as he discusses topics ranging from the nature of prayer and good works to psychoanalysis and fascis...more
Dubbed as a devotional, it certainly reads as one. Could easily be nursed through many a short morning readings or whenever you want to find time to read his thoughts.
I’d recommend this to those who don’t feel compelled to read his extensive list of works (30+) and would rather get an idea of his writing. You’ll find that not all of his works are featured he ...more
This book was a turning point in my Christian walk. The scholarly rigor with which Mr. Lewis treats su ...more
The Joyful Christian is a collection of Lewis’ best work divided by topic. The Joyful Christian is academically challenging while being spiritually inspiring.
The Joyful Christian is a collection of 127 readings taken from C.S. Lewis' nonfiction works. Some readings are longer than others--a few pages in length. Other readings are much shorter--less than a single page. Some readings seem to flow together in a particular sequence. Others not as much. Either is fine as far as I'm concerned when it comes to devot ...more
I found I missed the development that Lewis is faithful to give when he presents a subject.
Some may find this book very beneficial to devotional readings; I personally prefer Lewis' format in his other books.
All joy ... emphasizes our pilgrim status: always reminds, beckons, awakes desire. Our best havings are wantings. From “Letters of C. S. Lewis”
The "readings" in this book are taken piecemeal from other, stronger, better, more cohesive works and cobbled together without any context whatsoever. There's no advantage to reading this book, as opposed to reading the original books, as they were before they'd been butchered and Frankensteined into this.
Clive Staples Lewis 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 ...more