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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.
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 22 days 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 27 days 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Vicki Y.
He divides love into four kinds and follows the ancient Greek pattern. Such definitions of love are confusing because these supposed four categories overlap. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ibrahim