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Review From a "Non-Choir Member" Who Enjoyed The Preaching,
This review is from: The Great Divorce (Paperback)
I don't think Lewis meant to "preach to the choir." He knows that many fine people deny Christianity because they think its a naive and silly belief. Lewis understands the skeptics mind and speaks directly to it. He isn't an entrenched, Christian Theologian, he is a normal man who speaks planely. In fact he almost always prefaces his books by downplaying his own knowledge of Christian Theology. This make Lewis very approachable, yet intellectually sound.
Unlike the other reviewers, I am not a Christian and I have read and enjoyed this book. Lewis was a die-hard ATHEIST before he became christian. He was a brilliant intellectual and made the leap of faith, not because he got hit on the head, but because he objectively analyzed the Bible. His background alone puts me immediatley at ease when I read him. He won't try to manipulate the facts to push you toward Christ. He just lays down his ideas, with nothing up his sleaves and lets you make of it what you will. Unlike many Christian apologists, he knows that you can't be forced into Christianity (God Knows Many Have Tried).
Skeptics, myself included, should read at least some of Lewis. I suggest Mere Christianity as a primer and then The Great Divorce. If you are a responsible intellectual, unsatisfied with other "Christian" apologies, and looking for concrete answers concerning the Christian Faith, it would be foolish to ignore Lewis.
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Initial post: Jul 10, 2014 7:13:42 PM PDT
Thank you for taking the time to read this book. Being a member of his fan-base and a follower of Jesus, I am very encouraged to know that there are skeptics who are willing to listen to sound wisdom and insight from one of the most intellectually gifted individual to ever walk the planet. Thank you, and hope and pray that you not be "converted" or anything of that ritualistic/snobbish Christian heresy that turns people away from the truth, or attempts to stuff it down your throat. I hope you find someday, the truth in God and what you are looking for in your searching! Wish you the best...
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