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Mere Christianity/The Screwtape Letters (Collector's Box Set) Hardcover – Box set, October 23, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0060652913 ISBN-10: 0060652918

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Product Details

  • Series: Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne (October 23, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060652918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060652913
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 2.2 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #899,616 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"He has quite a unique power for making theology an attractive, exciting and fascinating quest." Times Literary Supplement "Lewis seeks in Mere Christianity to help us see religion with fresh eyes, as a radical faith whose adherents might be likened to an underground group gathering in a war zone, a place where evil seems to have the upper hand, to hear messages of hope from the other side." Kathleen Norris --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Two of C. S. Lewis’s most important and enduring works--now available in a stunning hardcover gift set.

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to Christian faith ever written, Mere Christianity confirms C. S. Lewis’s reputation as one of the leading writers and thinkers of our age.

A masterpiece of satire, The Screwtape Letters is a sly and ironic portrayal of human life from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging and humorous account of temptation--and triumph over it--ever written


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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, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By revtcr on March 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The insights, the eloquence, the metaphors, the balance between reality and Scripture, this volume is repleted with the above. It is true, for this volume witness to them all.

We have all quoted CS Lewis or read a quotation from this volume somewhere. I always love to read the primary source if I can. Get this volume, you would not be sorry.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Deborah G. Perdue on January 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
"Screw Tapes" is an excellant read, very thought pervoking. A candid argument for faith in God as supreme being.

"Mere Christianity" is a must read for Christians. It addresses the adversity of the Christian Religion by focusing in on "mere" truths. We would all be better Christians if we remember to remember the main POINT. Thank you Amazon for this excellent purchase.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nathan A. Edwards VINE VOICE on February 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
C.S. Lewis is truly a master of the English language. Having never read any of Lewis' work previous to reading Mere Christianity, I was taken aback by his craftsmanship within the first few pages. This fact, in itself, makes Mere Christianity worth reading if not only for its aesthetic value. The fact is, however, that the skill with which Lewis creates this masterpiece is a mere vessel of the greatest benefit that one might achieve from this work. In the preface, Lewis goes to great lengths to establish that this work was not written to offer any assistance for an individual trying to determine which denomination of Christianity to become associated with. Lewis' purpose it creating this work was to convey Christianity for what it is in the most fundamental of beliefs.

One of the first topics attended to by Lewis is the law of human nature. The message that is delivered in this section appears as if it had been written in direct response to the pages that Richard Dawkins dedicated to this very subject in his recently published work The God Delusion, and it appears as if Lewis' work would hold its own ground in this hypothetical debate, even though it has surrendered the advantage of time. It may not be that Lewis' ideas on this matter are any more valid than those of other great scholar's, instead the value of this work is established in the explicit and fluid manner in which he elaborates each point that is made.

By the end of this work one will have read about what Christians believe, Christian behavior, and also experience a taste of theology. This has to be one of the most poignant works on Christianity, in general, that has been written in the past one hundred years. C.S. Lewis possessed a great literary gift and put it to good use in writing Mere Christianity.
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This set includes some of the best work by C.S. Lewis. Everyone should read these books. I have given this set twice. This time I bought it for my wife, and she loves it. Yes it is displayed in a prominent place, because the set also looks great, but the collection is meant for reading and thinking about the greater things of life.
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