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Guest Post – Mere Christianity

Thank you Macy of Macy Thoughts for this wonderful book review!

Title: Mere Christianity

Author: C.S. Lewis

Genre: Christian nonfiction

A Christian nonfiction written originally as a radio script in the height of WWII, Mere Christianity is book that delves into the intricacies of Christianity in a tactful and engaging manner. In it, Lewis pulls apart the major yet ambiguous topics of the religion in a methodical and organized manner. Divided into four topical sections, Mere Christianity makes it convenient for readers to follow along and keep track of what they learned and where. 

The first section uses humans’ inherent sense of right and wrong to introduce readers to the possible existence of a higher order being, namely God. The second section delineates some of the core truths of what Christians believe such as the broken state of the world, who Jesus is, and the significance of Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross. In the third, Lewis explains how Christianity’s view of particular topics such as morality, marriage, forgiveness, pride, and faith affects Christians’ behavior towards them. In the last section, Lewis tackles some of the deeper theological questions surrounding Christianity like God’s relationship with time and the purpose for Christianity’s existence. 

I found Lewis’s arguments digestible and applaud him for building them almost entirely off logic. His frequent usage of everyday analogies and examples to succor his explanations was an additional helpful technique. These attributes will especially advantage readers who have minimal knowledge about the religion, meaning you absolutely do not need to be a Christian to read, understand, and appreciate Mere Christianity’s teachings. 

Founded upon Biblical facts, thought-provoking, and timeless in relevance, readers of all spiritual backgrounds, not just newbie or mature Christians, will certainly gain an invaluably deeper understanding of themselves and God after reading C.S Lewis’s Mere Christianity. 

About contributor: Macy Lu a 19 year old writer in my second year at the University of California, Davis. She enjoys thinking deeply about a multitude of things, she loves creative writing, and she dislikesroutines. Her dream job after college is to be a novelist. Her dream job for life is to be a faithful follower of Jesus. You can learn more about her at http://macythoughts.com/blog.

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