“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
C.S. Lewis is one of the giants among literature as the creator of Narnia. He did not just write fiction, but also wrote many books about Christianity. Mere Christianity started out as a series of radio broadcasts that were then published into three separate books. Now they are found together in this book that reflects on why Christianity is plausible and/or true.
I chose to listen to this book with the Overdrive app through a library checkout. It was a neat way to experience this book since it was originally radio broadcasts. I’ve had this book on my to-read list for a long time and saw it was available once I finished my previous audiobook. I considered it part of the classics I want to read.
Mere Christianity sets out to try and prove in a logical way why Christianity makes sense. C.S. Lewis became a Christian only after intense studying and thought. He was a man of reasoning and logic. This book takes his thoughts on the matters of creation, sin and salvation and breaks them down into a logical thought process. He decided to focus on the main parts of Christianity that are the same across all denominations.
I am really glad I finally read this book. I actually would like to buy a hard copy of the book and go through it with a pen in hand. C.S. Lewis makes some really good points in the book and I would like to be able to go back and reference them.
I would recommend this book to anyone high school age or older. Even if you are not a Christian, this book would help you understand how and why Christians believe how they do. It helps give insight into C.S. Lewis as well. It would be a good book for a small group study.