Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Geoffrey Howard (Narrator)

5 of 5 stars  *****

The logical mind of C. S. Lewis examines Christianity in Mere Christianity, a delightful application of common sense to a most serious subject. Lewis, a former atheist, relates his rationale that convinces the reader of his honest assessments and conclusions. Christianity holds up well over time in its moral teachings and humble beginnings. 

Lewis reminds the reader to always return to the Bible after thinking about its message so as to avoid making that message what one wants it to be rather than its intendion. He asserts that the word of God best describes the relationships between the known and unknown, the spiritual and the concrete aspects of life. The nature of mankind and its circumstance is a result of God's plan which involves free will. Free will is the thinking which determines choice and those options either offend or please the Creator. Lewis finds that Christianity offers the best rules to follow that guide man's choices toward the righteous path, that praise God and redeem mankind's faults.