- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (June 20, 2014)
- ISBN-13: 978-1624053221
Mere Christianity is one of the best books of Christian apologetics ever written. Arguably, no book other than the Bible itself has had as much influence for the cause of the gospel over the past 60 years. The story of how that message came to be created, during the rigors of World War II in England, is fascinating in and of itself. But it also addresses a very important question: How do we present the gospel effectively to a culture that has Christian foundations but has become largely secularized and ignorant of biblical truth?
C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity develops the circumstances of Lewis’s life and the inner workings of the BBC. It also goes into greater detail about life in the middle of war against Nazi Germany, and Lewis’s series of broadcasts that extended into 1944.
This was an interesting book. The focus was on what was happening in C. S. Lewis life before, during, and after writing one of his most famous apologetic book, Mere Christianity. I read the latest biography on him by Alister McGrath last summer so much of this I already knew. This book focused more on world events happening at the time. It was worth reading. I feel like I have a rounded perspective now. Recommended.