Author Archives: C. S. Lewis

The C. S. Lewis Bible: Reflections on Psalms

The C. S. Lewis Bible: Reflections on Psalms

Praise Befits the Humble But the most obvious fact about praise — whether of God or anything — strangely escaped me. I thought of it in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honour. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even if) shyness or the fear of

What are We to Make of Jesus Christ?

  What are we to make of Jesus Christ? This is a question which has, in a sense, a frantically comic side. For the real question is not what are we to make of Christ, but what is He to make of us? The picture of a fly sitting deciding what it is going to

A Liar, a Lunatic, or the Son of God

  Editor’s note: C. S. Lewis was arguably the 20th century’s most influential Christian writer. Today’s selection is from his classic work Mere Christianity and is featured in The C.S. Lewis Bible as a devotional reading within the book of Mark. Enjoy this reading, which highlights one of Lewis’s most thought-provoking apologetic insights… and learn

God’s Remedies: What God Did For Us After the Fall

And what did God do? First of all He left us conscience, the sense of right and wrong: and all through history there have been people trying (some of them very hard) to obey it. None of them ever quite succeeded. Secondly, He sent the human race what I call good dreams: I mean those

Discipleship: Christ Wants YOU

Mere Christianity, by C. S. Lewis, Book IV, Chapter 8 The ordinary idea which we all have before we become a Christian is this. We take as a starting point our ordinary self with its various desires and interests. We then admit that something else – call it “morality” or “decent behavior” or “the good

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