This is a treasure trove of memorable C.S. Lewis arranged A–Z by subject for easy reference. Speakers, preachers, teachers and Lewis enthusiasts will find it invaluable.
C.S. Lewis has long provided an abundant source of succinct and original quotations for speakers, teachers, and preachers. Lewis was a prolific writer and commented on many subjects of theology, literature, philosophy and the arts. In this book a wealth of short quotations has been gathered together and arranged helpfully in subject matter from A–Z, enabling the reader to find a suitable quotation for every occasion.
The wisdom and wit of C.S. Lewis is accessible here as never before.
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You could probably safely say that CS Lewis is one of the most widely read of all Christian writers. Flicking through this collection of choice quotations and one-liners, edited by Owen Collins, you can see why. Sex, death, marriage, heaven and hell--name your topic and Lewis had a pithy opinion on it. There are extracts here from his best-known works such as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters and also extracts from Lewis' BBC radio broadcasts and from letters to friends, which are fascinating because they chart the evolution of his faith.
Of course, no cluster of Lewis quotes would be complete without his now-famous summing up of Christ, in Mere Christianity, as mad, bad or holy. Whatever their beliefs, most readers probably wish they could defend them as well:
A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be a lunatic ... or else he would be the devil of hell. You must make a choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God or else a madman or something worse.
Whether or not you agree with all Lewis's assertions is almost beside the point, so lyrically are they written. He not only had the gift of faith, but remarkable gifts of incisive thought and clear, vivid, heart-felt expression. --Amanda CameronFrom the Back Cover:
A TREASURE TROVE OF QUOTATIONS TO DELIGHT IN
Here is the cream of C.S. Lewis' wrirings, from pithy one-liners to longer letters. Helpfully arranged by topic from Advice to Zeal, the wit and wisdom of one of the greatest writers fo this century is accesible here as never before.
"The next thing to being wise is to live in a circle of those who are"
SELECTED LITERARY ESSAYS
"There can be intemperance in work just as drink"
LETTER TO AN AMERICAN LADY
"We may think God wants actions of a certain kind, but God wants people of a certain kind"
Am invaluable book and a fascinating introduction to the wide variety of topics illuminated by Lewis' incisive mind.
Owen Collins is the editor of several books including 'Speeches That Changed the World' and'The Oral History of Christianity'
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Book Description Fount, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006281680