The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from C.S. Lewis

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984 - Religion - 349 pages
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"Morals are the 'ropes' and 'axes' necessary for climbing those great heights from which a greater journey begins. That journey leads to the 'happy land of the Trinity.' It is there that joys, almost unimaginable in this world, begin. Begin--not end." "--from the preface"
In "The Screwtape Letters," C.S. Lewis's famous devil derides the Christian year as "The Same Old Thing." To combat this, Walter Hooper has drawn from Lewis's vast bibliography, accumulating short meditations that correspond to each day of the Christian calendar. Hooper has chosen passages that emphasize Lewis' illuminatingly matter-of-fact approach to religion, with each entry focused on themes such as "Nearness to God," "Heaven and Sexuality," or "Two Kinds of Good and Bad." In addition to providing food for thought, these bite-sized excerpts facilitate a yearlong journey towards achieving the joy that Lewis wrote is "the serious business of heaven."
"The point about reading C. S. Lewis is that he makes you sure, whatever you believe, that religion accepted or rejected means something extremely serious, demanding the entire energy of the mind." --"Harper's"
"A potent anthology." --"Los Angeles Times"

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Review: The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from CS Lewis

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

It can be used as a daily devotional but you have to get use to Lewis' writing. Reading one entry might leave you re-reading and thinking for days. Read full review

Review: The Business of Heaven: Daily Readings from CS Lewis

User Review  - Jonathan - Goodreads

While I am almost always challenged by Lewis and while I regard him as one of my premier influences in literature, philosophy and theology, I would much rather read the whole of his thought as opposed ... Read full review

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C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) gained international renown for an impressive array of beloved works both popular and scholarly: literary criticism, children's literature, fantasy literature, and numerous books on theology. Among his most celebrated achievements are Out of the Silent Planet, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, and Surprised by Joy.

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