From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 19, 2009 - Religion - 416 pages
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Discover great truths from C. S. Lewis’s mentors

C. S. Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century. He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us in The Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in Mere Christianity. His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable.

But who influenced C. S. Lewis? What were the sources of his inspiration? Who were his spiritual mentors? Who were his teachers?

Drawn from Lewis’s personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, the selections in this book bring us into contact with giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as introduce us to more contemporary writers such as G. K. Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Over 250 selections provide a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis’s own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth.

A rare glimpse into the intellectual, spiritual, and creative life of one of literature’s great writers, From the Library of C. S. Lewis is a treasury of insight and wisdom.


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I always welcome an opportunity to review good Christian literature... at least as time allows. Most recently I have been hearing many reputable speakers and preachers quoting C.S. Lewis so I thought ... Read full review

From Narnia and Beyond

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From the Library of C.S. Lewis Selections frrm Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey, compiled by James Stuart Bell with Anthony P. Dawson. "To truly know Lewis, one must become familiar with ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Note to Reader
3
Gods Love
5
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13
Our Love of God
17
The Life and Sacrifice of Christ
29
Knowing God
55
Community and Loving Others
71
Sin and Temptation
127
Grace and Redemption
143
Suflering
157
Prayer and Contemplation
177
Faith
197
Living a Devout Life
209
Acknowledgments
387
Index
397

Self and the Soul
99

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James Stuart Bell wrote his master’s thesis on C. S. Lewis, receiving his M. A. from University College Dublin, in Ireland. The owner of Whitestone Communications and the former executive editor of Moody Press and director of religious publishing for Doubleday, Bell has authored six books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Bible.

Anthony Palmer Dawson assisted Dr. Barbara Reynolds with the four-volume Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers, and is a contributor to SEVEN: An Anglo-American Literary Review published by the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, Illinois. He has served on the Wade Center Steering Committee for eighteen years and provides technical and editorial support for SEVEN. Dawson holds a B.S. degree from Olivet Nazarene University, and the M.A. from Wheaton College, where he is currently employed as the Associate Director of Computing Services.


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