I found “Mere Christianity” at a local thrift store here in Nashville and while I’m not one to do anything at the time that thing is popular, I didn’t read the book in college when everyone else did. Dadgumit, I should have! I’m so stubborn sometimes, and sometimes it comes at a cost. Such is the case with this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough for every single human out there, no matter your spiritual beliefs, thoughts on God, or lack thereof.
I won’t get into the details of the book because after reading such insightful and perceptive thoughts from C.S. Lewis, I can’t even fathom how I would sum up what he presents, unless I just typed it out word for word. I will say this, though– he presents the complexities of humanity in such a simple way BEFORE he even gets to anything about faith/religion/Christianity, that in itself is worth the read.
So I think you should check it out, but for now (and I wish I had done this sooner so I’d have more quotes to list), here are a couple of my favorite quotes from the last few chapters I read.
From chapter 10 Hope.
“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
From chapter 11 Faith.
Speaking about faith being based on reason, not emotion… “The battle is between faith and reason on one side and emotion and imagination on the other.”
These thoughts, and many others from the book, are rocking my world. I love it so much I will probably need to read it twice just to soak in the wisdom as much as I can, and to record a few more favorite quotes from the book.
Have a great weekend!
-Out of the Wilderness