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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.
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 7 days 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 14 days 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 18 days ago by Ibrahim
In this classic C.S. Lewis, the celebrated author of 'the Chronicles of Narnia,' reflects on love. He begins by observing that at birth we all start out with need-love, needing... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Trevor Neal
A candid mix of truth, logic, and love. In true Lewis fashion, he tackles "the greatest thing in the world" from all angles and leaves you spinning.Published 1 month ago by Mandy
C.S.Lewis is an excellent writer and I love to read his books. They give me things to think about and ponder for a long time.Published 1 month ago by by Mary E. Standard