Mere Christianity – Review

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Published in 1952

Pages: 227

Genre: Apologetics, theology, Christianity

“Every one has heard people quarreling.”

Many people are familiar with C. S. Lewis through his science fiction and fantasy novels, but the author was much more than a fiction writer. A war veteran, an academic, a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien (for a time) and a former atheist, Lewis converted to the Church of England and became what is known as a Christian apologist; those who seek to defend the faith using reason and logic. In Mere Christianity, Lewis attempts to filter the basic beliefs of Christians and present them in a way that is palatable. Continue reading “Mere Christianity – Review”

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Review

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

Published in 1950

Pages: 189

Genre: Fantasy, children’s literature

“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.”

One would be hard-pressed to find a fan of fantasy novels who hasn’t heard at least a passing mention of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, which is the first book published in C. S. Lewis’s seven novel Chronicles of Narnia saga. Following the adventures of the four Pevensie children, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe transports readers to Narnia; a magical place where animals speak English and the forces of good and evil battle for the fate of the land. Despite such heavy stakes, Lewis introduces us to a wondrous place and teaches a few lessons along the way. Continue reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – Review”