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'Mere Christianity' giveaway
Topics: Books


As part of our celebration of C. S. Lewis, we're giving away five copies of one of his best-known and best-loved books, "Mere Christianity"! To enter the drawing, you may do one (only one, please) of the following:

1. Leave a comment about Lewis on this post. It can be a quote by Lewis, a quote about him, a reflection on what he means to you, a statement about how you haven't yet read him but you'd like to try, or anything else Lewis-related.

2. Comment on the Facebook link to this post.

3. Follow @BreakPointPFM on Twitter, and retweet the post about this giveaway.

You have until Monday at 5 p.m. Eastern to enter! (Winners of our last three giveaways are ineligible.)

Comments:

He was a Christian teacher who was human, who asked questions, doubted, got bored in Church, enjoyed life, enjoyed thinking and so on. Sometimes my old Church made me feel like the whole thing was like having The Tripods put a cap on one(someone will get the reference). Lewis was something of an anecdote to that.
I see Monday, but I mean the date. Otherwise people who don't look at the date of the posting clearly aren't understanding which Monday and think it's still upcoming.
If you read the post again, you'll notice that I did mention the deadline. But that doesn't always make a difference. :-) Anyway, I've asked one of our social media guys to notify the winners. I should probably post the results here as well -- will do so shortly.
For future contests, maybe the article body should specify the date of the drawing/deadline, to avoid what's happening below.
Born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast Ireland, Author of the Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series.
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a fledgling Christian, I stumbled across Mere Christianity at a library book sale. Reading it (over and over) had what could conservatively be called a monumental impact on the formation of my Christian life. Were I to receive a free copy, I'd give it to someone else, trusting that God would use it for the recipient as he did for me.
I'm continually surprised by Lewis. I think McGrath's new biography has a good subtitle: "Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet".
Lewis
a) see things.
b) sees them in unique/interesting ways
In "Surprised by Joy" (which I have re-read almost every Autumn for the past 25 years), he mentions a church in Belfast that had a Greek inscription above its front door. I attended Queen's University in Belfast in 1971-1972-- not then a Christian-- and when I later read the book, it reminded me that I had seen such a church.
In addition, his description of Irish sunlight is wonderfully accurate-- it indeed has a texture to it, a feel, it is a golden gauze...
I gave a copy of Mere Christianity to an agnostic friend. Pray he reads it and finds Christ.
One of the first theology books I ever read
Mere Christianity was one of the first theology books I ever read. It made a very profound impact on my life! I have re-read it again several times since then, along with most of Lewis' other theological and fiction works.

He still ranks as one of my top five favorite authors!
As a child, largely due to CS Lewis, Dr. Bob Cook (Kings & NRB) and my grandfather, Harry, I envisioned God to be a witty, round man with kind eyes and sparse hair...whose eternal mansion was decidedly Tudor Revival in style.

All three men have known, for some time now, exactly what God is like.

"I have come," said a deep voice behind them. They turned and saw the Lion himself, so bright and real and strong that everything else began at once to look pale and shadowy compared with him."
― C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair