Mere Christianity
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Mere Christianity


Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis's forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books - The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality - Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis saw as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the centre of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks the same voice."

Title:Mere Christianity
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:191 pages

    Mere Christianity Reviews

  • Paul Bryant
    Jan 25, 2008

    I had to stop reading this, it was making me ill. It may be that every single sentence in this book is either wrong or offensive or inane or all three. Here's a passage from page 45 - CS is talking ab...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Nov 20, 2008

    I finished listening to this book early this morning, a little before seven. I could not sleep, and as I lay in the darkness in need of some comfort and company, I thought that I should go ahead and f...

  • Danny Vanderbyl
    Oct 21, 2007

    Read it, even for the last chapter alone!Most people have no idea about what Christianity is. That is the reason that CS Lewis' book exists. If you are looking for a book that will convince you to tak...

  • Amber
    Mar 13, 2008

    Lewis is brilliant! Here's a quote from the book that's never left my head:"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jes...

  • J.G. Keely
    May 01, 2008

    It is no wonder that Christians should revere a miracle-working carpenter: I think one must be the son of a god to build an attic before the rest of the house.There is no fundamental basis for Lewis' ...

  • Darknightdestiny
    Dec 18, 2007

    I read this for the first time a long while ago, and then again in December of 2007. Each time I read it I find something new. It's fairly amazing to be able to point to a page and say, "That was me a...

  • Ryan
    Sep 16, 2009

    I've been into spirituality and meditation for a long time now--I've been practicing a meditation technique called Deep Meditation daily for a year and a half now--but recently a good friend of mine (...

  • Stephanie
    Sep 02, 2007

    People either love this book or hate it. Without passing judgment I don't see how people can actually hate it. Seriously. C.S. Lewis simply breaks down the fundamental truths of Christianity. Personal...

  • Marty Reeder
    Feb 06, 2008

    What an astounding, impressive, fulfilling read. I am not normally a non-fiction reader unless it is a good historical piece or biography ... those I will lap up. But a book on religion? As a pretty d...

  • K.D. Absolutely
    Apr 24, 2011

    My second non-fiction book by C.S.Lewis (1898-1963) and, although I liked A Grief Observed more, I also liked this one.This book Mere Christianity (published in 1953) was based on the transcript of th...

About C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) 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