Mere Christianity by CS Lewis [REVIEW]


In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.


To me, this book reads differently than Lewis’ other works. As I read through each chapter I imagined that I was listening to the original radio broadcasts. There is something special about hearing the text in the author’s voice. Did I mention that I enjoy listening to old-tyme radio shows and (new-fangled) podcasts? I liken this volume to Lee Strobel’s The Case for Christ or The Case for Faith.


  1. You know, now that I think of it, I don’t think I’ve actually sat down and read this book! I’ve read about it, about the author but not the actual work!

    Thanks for the prompt to find myself a copy and sit awhile with Lewis’s words.

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  2. I love C.S. Lewis’s work, and this book is one of my favorites. The concept of the “trilemma” is one that has stayed with me – the fact that Jesus claimed to be God, therefore, He was either (1) a liar who has deceived thousands of people down through the ages, (2)a lunatic who thought he was God, or (3) He was who He said He was. There is no logical reason to believe He was just “a great, moral teacher.” (Great people know who they are, and moral people don’t lie.) That viewpoint is, as Lewis puts it, “patronizing nonsense.” I have used this approach numerous times in talking to people about Jesus, and they agree it makes sense.

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