Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt. These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.
I'll wager to say that these essays are some of C.S. Lewis' best and most convincing. It gnaws and (sometimes painfully) digs out the hard prejudice that Christians are liable to have. He writes, not in an attempt to convince that Christianity isI'll wager to say that these essays are some of C.S. Lewis' best and most convincing. It gnaws and (sometimes painfully) digs out the hard prejudice that Christians are liable to have. He writes, not in an attempt to convince that Christianity is true (as he takes this as an understood) but burrows deeper and more extensively as to why the belief is worth it--why it's worth taking the uncertainty as certainty. He attempts to shift our prospective from the temporal to the eternal, our life here on earth compared to that of something infinitely higher and perfect.
In a series of short chapter-like essays, originally spoken from the pulpit to an audience at Oxford and Cambridge, he pulls out problems profoundly difficult to see ourselves, but undeniably true. He lays them out with such easy elegance to makes his points understandable to the novice (though he does manage this feat with all of his books.)
"The Weight of Glory", "Is Theology Poetry?", "The Inner Ring", and "A Slip of the Tongue" are simply fantastic. He makes the reader uncomfortable. He seems to have that effect--his prose is enough to convict the masses, but it's ultimately up to the reader, up to me, whether I want to take up his words and put them to use. ...Continua Nascondi