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Who could conceivably begin to love God on such a prudential ground--because the security (so to speak) is better? Who could even include it among the grounds for loving? Would you choose a wife or a Friend--if it comes to that, would you choose a dog--in this spirit? One must be outside the world of love, of all loves, before one thus calculates.His description of Christianity here is no less forceful and opinionated than in Mere Christianity or The Problem of Pain, but it is far less anxious about its reader's response--and therefore more persuasive than any of his apologetics. When he begins to describe the nature of faith, Lewis writes: "Take it as one man's reverie, almost one man's myth. If anything in it is useful to you, use it; if anything is not, never give it a second thought." --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other; but in looking outward in the same direction" Antoine De Saint-Exupery. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Jackie M. Sthilaire
Definitely in my top 3 favorite books. It should be required reading for everyone, the world would be such a better place that way.Published 27 days ago by Michael J.
Very interesting read. Insightful to inspire thought as well as alternative perspective. Must be open to consider various questions. Can take you out of your comfort zone.Published 1 month ago by PhD Leaner
C.S. Lewis in the Four Loves does a wonderful job of contemplating feelings of love that we have all felt and organizes those feelings into four different groups. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tyler Hooton
My adult granddaughter in a serious relationship was grateful for the gift. I have read it before and must say I agree it is worth the read before marriage.Published 2 months ago by Marjory B.
I don't remember the description of this book stating that it had pen marks, underlining or notes written in it. Other than that, the book was as described.Published 2 months ago by Vicki Y.