Start The New Year With C. S. Lewis
By Keiki Hendrix |
Posted 8:48 am on January 11, 2011
There are men and women of great minds who write books that you simply must read. For the cause and subject of Christianity, C. S. Lewis ranks as one the best apologetic minds in all of Christendom.
A Year with C. S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works, is exceptional because within it you will find choice writings from other must-read books by C. S. Lewis such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, A Grief Observed, The Weight of Glory, and The Abolition of Man.
Edited and arranged by Patricia Klein, each day's reading of a selection of Lewis’ works will cause you to remember the book it was quoted from, if you have read it. If it is the first time you are reading C. S. Lewis, it may cause you to ponder and consider his delightful style, his no-nonsense approach, and his seasoned grasp on the foundations of Christianity.
I have read all the works that this book of meditations draws from, which added great depth to the daily readings. I can mark the time in my life when I read a particular book by C. S. Lewis. It would be hard for me to choose which of his books were my favorite, I would say The Great Divorce and Mere Christianity top my list.
Lewis is profound. Having his works broken down in daily meditations makes his messages easier to digest. Of course, it is always best, at least for me, to have a dictionary handy when reading C. S. Lewis. He was a master of wit and wisdom and it flowed beautifully through his writings.
I recently purchased a eReader and this book was one of the very first ebooks I bought. I recommend it highly for personal use or as a gift. For daily reading and / or meditation, I would rank this compilation very close to Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest.
About C. S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly called C. S. Lewis, was an Irish author and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, Christian apologetics, literary criticism and fiction. He is best known today for his series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Lewis’s works have been translated into over 30 languages and continue to sell over a million copies a year; the books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold over 100 million copies.
About Patricia Klein
Patricia Klein has acquired and edited some of today’s most respected authors, she is the editor of the Inklings Calendar and a well-respected authority on C.S. Lewis’s works – as she herself says, "He remains a touchstone in my life."
A Year with C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works
By Patricia Klein, ed. / HarperOne
# Hardcover: 416 pages
# Publisher: HarperOne (October 21, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0060566167
# ISBN-13: 978-0060566166
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