Diane asked:

For me, not an easy book to read, but I tend to skim read...this one, must read words to form the thoughts and questions he gives the reader to think about. Glad to finally read C.S. Lewis. So my question is: How do you define - mere Christianity?

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Susan Carpenter C.S. Lewis does NOT begin explaining Christianity. He begins by explaining he was an atheist. He came to his belief slowly, and shows us a reasonable logical way to view the fundamentals of what belief is common to all those calling themselves Christian regardless of denomination. There is much about the "sense of fair play" that all people (or as he states all men, which was the standard usage of his day meaning all people) have embedded in them among believers and non-believers alike. It's a fascinating read and not what I'd call a book one can easily skim either.
Andrew Halfacre I'd start here:

"[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you."
— C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)
Brandi Leblanc I listened to it on audio.
Chris Well I'd say read the book!
In a nut shell, Christianity believes Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Jewish Messiah, who is the son of God, lived a blameless life and offered his life as a sacrifice to atone for the sins of humanity and rose from the dead; and his followers strive to live a life according to the pattern that he set fourth while awaiting the second coming of Christ which will Harold the end of the world.

If you would like more detail on specifics such as "What does Christianity say about XXXX" well...you'll have to read the book.
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