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Selections from the writings of C.S. Lewis provide meditations for each day of the year, including special religious holidays
"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"
The church year, as described by C.S. Lewis' infamous devil, Screwtape, is always "The Same Old Thing." In answer to this, Father Walter Hooper, editor of this edition, draws from the rich canon of Lewis's work and presents these eloquent, clear readings as meditations appropriate for every day of the Christian year. Each entry, other than those for saints' days and holy days, is given a title to set the theme, such as "Half-Hearted Creatures," "Two Kinds of Good and Bad," and "The Humblest Love."
Hooper illuminates his belief that C.S. Lewis was "one of the most realistic Christians we are ever likely to meet" by choosing readings that explore faith and morality with joy, which, as C.S. Lewis wrote, "is the serious business of Heaven."
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