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Polly trouve parfois que la vie à Londres n'est guère passionnante .. jusqu'au jour où elle rencontre son nouveau voisin, Digory. Il vit avec sa mère, gravement malade, et un vieil oncle au comportement étrange. Celui-ci force les deux enfants à essayer des bagues magiques qui les transportent dans un monde inconnu. Commence alors la plus extraordinaire des aventures ...

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Par le jeu d'une mise en scène originale, C S Lewis donne la parole à un vieux démon tentateur qui fait part de son expérience à une nouvelle recrue. Screwtape, le démon expérimenté propose à Wormwood, le jeune démon une véritable stratégie de sabordage afin de mettre en péril la foi d'un jeune chrétien. Ainsi, grâce aux multiples pièges qu'il lui tend, il tente d'entraîner sa victime sur la mauvaise pente. Et pour que la leçon soit complète, Screwtape lui fait part de sa parfaite connaissance des détours secrets de l'âme humaine: combien fragiles sont les bonnes résolutions! Que de défauts intimes se cachent derrière les apparentes qualités! Mais Screwtape doit bien avouer que tous les démons de l'enfer sont démunis face à l'amour inconditionnel de Dieu et à son inépuisable capacité à pardonner. Aussi sa tentative pour soustraire sa victime à la protection divine sera finalement mise en échec. L'approche humoristique de C S Lewis n'enlève rien à la finesse et à la pertinence de sa réflexion et nous nous reconnaissons sans peine dans le miroir qu'il nous tend. 1a lecture de ce chef d'oeuvre de C S Lewis nous révèle - derrière la façade qui la cache - notre véritable identité et - derrière les caricatures qui le masquent - le vrai visage du Malin. La définition de l'enfer comme incompréhension radicale de l'amour est une des idées majeures de lactique du diable, un livre qui n'a pas fini de nous donner à penser. Irène Fernandez.

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Voici le meilleur de C.S. Lewis sur l'approche biblique, théologique et chrétienne des grandes questions humaines.

Il nous livre une réévaluation intelligente et apologétique de ce qui demeure vrai de tout temps, mais en permanence ballotté par les modes et les idéologie ambiantes.

Puisqu'il faut retrouver des repères, voici les fondements du christianisme.

Les tomes 1 et 2 précédemment édités sont regroupés ici en un seul volume.

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Ransom est un éminent professeur de philologie à Cambridge.

Alors qu'il passe des vacances tranquilles dans la campagne anglaise, il est kidnappé par deux scientifiques et se retrouve embarqué dans une aventure hors du commun : un voyage vers la mystérieuse planète Malacandra.

Sur place, Ransom parvient à échapper à ses ravisseurs, principalement attirés par la soif de l'or, présent en abondance sur cet astre lointain. Livré à lui-même, le philologue explore ce nouveau monde qu'il croit hostile.

Ce sera l'occasion, pour lui, de découvrir les différents peuples qui y habitent et de remettre en cause un grand nombre de ses préjugés.

La trilogie cosmique, dont Au-delà de la planète silencieuse est le premier volume, est une des œuvres fondatrices de la science-fiction, au même titre que les romans d'H. G. Wells ou d'Olaf Stapledon auxquels on l'a souvent comparée.

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The life and mind of C. S. Lewis have fascinated those who have read his works. This collection of his personal letters reveals a unique intellectual journey. The first of a three-volume collection, this volume contains letters from Lewis's boyhood, his army days in World War I, and his early academic life at Oxford. Here we encounter the creative, imaginative seeds that gave birth to some of his most famous works.

At age sixteen, Lewis begins writing to Arthur Greeves, a boy his age in Belfast who later becomes one of his most treasured friends. Their correspondence would continue over the next fifty years. In his letters to Arthur, Lewis admits that he has abandoned the Christian faith. "I believe in no religion," he says. "There is absolutely no proof for any of them."

Shortly after arriving at Oxford, Lewis is called away to war. Quickly wounded, he returns to Oxford, writing home to describe his thoughts and feelings about the horrors of war as well as the early joys of publication and academic success.

In 1929 Lewis writes to Arthur of a friend ship that was to greatly influence his life and writing. "I was up till 2:30 on Monday talking to the Anglo-Saxon professor Tolkien who came back with me to College ... and sat discoursing of the gods and giants & Asgard for three hours ..." Gradually, as Lewis spends time with Tolkien and other friends, he admits in his letters to a change of view on religion. In 1930 he writes, "Whereas once I would have said, 'Shall I adopt Christianity', I now wait to see whether it will adopt me ..."

The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume I offers an inside perspective to Lewis's thinking during his formative years. Walter Hooper's insightful notes and biographical appendix of all the correspondents make this an irreplaceable reference for those curious about the life and work of one of the most creative minds of the modern era.

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Written with love, humility, and faith, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C. S. Lewis's wife, the American-born poet Joy Davidman. In her introduction to this new edition, Madeleine L'Engle writes: "I am grateful to Lewis for having the courage to yell, to doubt, to kick at God in angry violence. This is a part of a healthy grief which is not often encouraged. It is helpful indeed that C. S. Lewis, who has been such a successful apologist for Christianity, should have the courage to admit doubt about what he has so superbly proclaimed. It gives us permission to admit our own doubts, our own angers and anguishes, and to know that they are part of the soul's growth."

Written in longhand in notebooks that Lewis found in his home, A Grief Observed probes the "mad midnight moments" of Lewis's mourning and loss, moments in which he questioned what he had previously believed about life and death, marriage, and even God. Indecision and self-pity assailed Lewis. "We are under the harrow and can't escape," he writes. "I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get. The old life, the jokes, the drinks, the arguments, the lovemaking, the tiny, heartbreaking commonplace." Writing A Grief Observed as "a defense against total collapse, a safety valve," he came to recognize that "bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love."

Lewis writes his statement of faith with precision, humor, and grace. Yet neither is Lewis reluctant to confess his continuing doubts and his awareness of his own human frailty. This is precisely the quality which suggests that A Grief Observed may become "among the great devotional books of our age."

“He believed that such problems had at least essential answers and set out like a hound on the scent of a fox to find them. He liked answers better than questions.” – from the Preface

C.S. Lewis believed in the absolute logic of faith; his books, letters, and essays demonstrated the immutability of religion in his life. This collection mines their pages to bring out some of his essential lessons and to showcase the themes that provided the foundation for his philosophy: The Nature of Man, The Moral World, Sin, The Christian Commitment, Love and Sex, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that was sometimes whimsical, often provocative, and always emotionally compelling. Here, then, is an anthology to return to again and again—whenever we most need wisdom, insight into how best to wrestle with a particular challenge, or simply the kind of unexpected perspective Lewis always provides.

A Preface to Paradise Lost provides an interpretation of Milton's purpose in writing the epic.

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

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A Revelation of the Planet Venus in Fact and Fiction by Arthur C. Clarke - C.S. Lewis - Olaf Stapledon - Poul Anderson and many others.

The swirling clouds of mystery that cloak the planet Venus have exercised an unrivaled fascination for the most powerful imaginations of our day. Now at last their most dazzling flights have been gathered together.

Contents:

I. CLOUDED JUDGEMENTS

Destinies of the Stars by Svante Arrhenius

Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon

Pirates of Venus by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Perelandra by C.S. Lewis

II. "VENUS IS HELL!"

Exploring the Planets by V.A. Firsoff

The Big Rain by Poul Anderson

Intelligent Life in the Universe by Carl Sagan

III. BIG SISTER

Escape to Venus by S. Makepeace Lott

Sister Planet by Poul Anderson

Before Eden by Arthur C. Clarke

IV. THE OPEN QUESTION

Some Mysteries of venus resolved by Sir Bernard Lovell

Dream of Distance by Anonymous

Venus Mystery for Scientists by John Davy

The life of the young Lewis was filled with contemplations quite different from those of the mature author. This early diary gives readers a window on the world of his formative years. Edited and with an Introduction by Walter Hooper; Index; photographs.

In this collection selected by C. S. Lewis are 365 selections from MacDonald's inspiring and challenging writings.

Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C.S. Lewis's classic analysis springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations and values extraneous to the work, in order to approach it with an open mind.

Lewis is coherent and persuasive as always. He uses powerful metaphor to illustrate his understanding of the Trinity and of Christ's relationship to Man, and Man's relationship to Fellow Man.

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Lewis est cohérent et persuasif comme toujours. Il utilise le pouvoir de la métaphore pour démontrer l'accord de La Trinité et de la relation qu'à le Christ pour l'Homme, ainsi que la relation que l'Homme entretient avec ses compagnons.

A collection of maps, histories, sketches, and stories created by C.S. Lewis as a child to describe his private fantasy world, known as Animal-Land or Boxen. A scholarly introduction explains the stories in the context of Lewis's life.

Brothers and Friends is an honest, intimate, often deeply affecting portrait of Warren H. Lewis and his beloved brother, "Jack," C.S. Lewis.

The two were inseparable and lived together much of their lives: Jack called Warren "my dearest and closest friend."

These previously unpublished diaries by the elder Warren give us a lively picture of English life, literature, music and thought during one of the most creative periods of recent history.

Here also is an insider's look at notable contemporaries such as "inklings" J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield.

Mere Christianity" by C. S. Lewis is widely considered one of the greatest Christian books of the twentieth century. What most people don't realize is that it was first created as a series of radio broadcasts that came about due to the conflict and adversity faced by Britain during World War II."C. S. Lewis at War" is a powerful and entertaining radio theatre-style audio drama on CD that brings to life this amazing period in Lewis's life. It provides a rare insight into Lewis's life, friends, and family, illuminating a time of personal difficulty that also brought forth some of his most influential works: "The Screwtape Letters," "The Problem of Pain," and "Mere Christianity." Recorded in London and written by Paul McCusker, the script comes alive with a full cast of award-winning British voice actors, cinematic sound effects, and an original score.The story begins when England was at war with Germany. Injury and death impacted everyone. Day-to-day living was immensely difficult. Children were evacuated from London and sent to other parts of the country (Lewis himself took in a few). It was a time of strain, heartbreak, and weariness. A visionary in the BBC's religious department--James Welch--passionately believed Christianity should be meaningful and relevant to the British people in this hour of need. Looking for new and diverse ways to present programs that explored Christian ideas, he contacted Oxford tutor, lecturer, and writer C. S. Lewis. Reluctant at first, Lewis finally agreed to make a case for a "moral law," drawn from common human experience that he believed was essential as a foundation for faith in Christ. He presented his thoughts in a series of Broadcast Talks that were later gathered together and published as "Mere Christianity."This behind-the-scenes drama powerfully integrates the ideas Lewis explored in "Mere Christianity" with the very real influence that comes from living out a Christian life in a period of trauma, proclaiming the reasons to trust God even when the world screams otherwise.In addition to the three-hour Radio Theatre production, "C. S. Lewis at War" includes a complete and unabridged dramatic reading of "Mere Christianity"--capturing the clarity, intelligence, and wit of the original classic. This provides listeners with a full ten hours of audio entertainment on 8 CDs.Radio Theatre productions from Focus on the Family are more than just audio storytelling. They are full dramatic productions with award-winning scripts, renowned actors, original music, and cinematic sound--like an audio movie that plays on the biggest screen of all: your imagination. Other best-selling Radio Theatre productions that feature the works of C. S. Lewis include "The Chronicles of Narnia" and "The Screwtape Letters.

As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling. This second volume (of two) collects together all Lewis's religious essays. Grouped together by topic, there are over 50 essays covering the search for God, aspects of faith, the Christian in the world, the church, and also a selection of his letters on the subject of Christianity.

Faith: Lewis's writings have had a major influence on believers, and this collection gives the reader a glimpse into his mind and faith.

C.S. Lewis was probably the most popular Christian writer of the twentieth century, and his books are treasured by Christians and non-Christians alike. This beautifully illustrated selection draws together some of his reflections on grief and shows the qualities of intelligence, honesty, and humility which made him such a respected teacher. The writings of C.S. Lewis, particularly "A Grief Observed," written after the death of his beloved wife, Joy, have spoken to thousands in their own grief. Here is a highly intelligent and articulate man putting into words what maybe you have felt and so can recognize, the only kind of person who has the right to speak to you about grief because he is feeling it himself. This is no calm approach by a skilled counselor, but real feeling, real distress, real bewilderment at the fear, the lethargy, the self-pity of grief.

Joy: Lewis found his joy not in material wealth of fame but in the gift of an open heart. This collection will help readers discover their heart's joy.

C. S. Lewis experienced many kinds of love, and this collection explores his profound thinking on love in all its aspects.

Born in Ireland in 1898, C. S. Lewis was educated at Malvern College for a year and then privately. He gained a triple first at Oxford and was a Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College 1925-54. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. He was an outstanding and popular lecturer and had a lasting influence on his pupils.

C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, and described his conversion in Surprised by Joy: ‘In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God … perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.’ It was this experience that helped him to understand not only apathy but active unwillingness to accept religion, and, as a Christian writer, gifted with an exceptionally brilliant and logical mind and a lucid, lively style, he was without peer. The Problem of Pain, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Four Loves and the posthumous Prayer: Letters to Malcolm, are only a few of his best-selling works. He also wrote some delightful books for children and some science fiction, besides many works of literary criticism. His works are known to millions of people all over the world in translation. He died on 22nd November, 1963, at his home in Oxford.

This collection contains 11 of C.S. Lewis’ theological works:

* Miracles

Miracles is a book written by C. S. Lewis, originally published in 1947 and revised in 1960. Lewis argues that before one can learn from the study of history whether or not any miracles have ever occurred, one must first settle the philosophical question of whether it is logically possible that miracles can occur in principle. He accuses modern historians and scientific thinkers, particularly secular Bible scholars, of begging the question against miracles, insisting that modern disbelief in miracles is a cultural bias thrust upon the historical record and is not derivable from it.

* Mere Christanity

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis's forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books - The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality - Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis saw as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the centre of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks the same voice."

* The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters is a satirical Christian apologetic novel written in epistolary style by C. S. Lewis, first published in book form in February 1942. The story takes the form of a series of letters from a senior Demon Screwtape to his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter. The uncle's mentorship pertains to the nephew's responsibility for securing the damnation of a British man known only as "the Patient".

* Screwtape Proposes a Toast

* A Grief Observed

* The Abolition of Man

* The Problem of Pain

* Ministering Angels

* Selected Essays on Theology, Ethics and Christianity

* The Pilgrim’s Regress

* The Great Divorce of Heaven & Hell

Why, in an age of connectivity, are our lives more isolated and fragmented than ever? And what can be done about it? The answer lies in the hands of God s people. Increasingly, today s Christians want to "be" the church, to follow Christ together in daily life. From every corner of society, they are daring to step away from the status quo and respond to Christ s call to share their lives more fully with one another and with others. As they take the plunge, they are discovering the rich, meaningful life that Jesus has in mind for all people, and pointing the church back to its original calling: to be a gathered, united community that demonstrates the transforming love of God.

Of course, such a life together with others isn t easy. The selections in this volume are, by and large, written by practitioners people who have pioneered life in intentional community and have discovered in the nitty-gritty of daily life what it takes to establish, nurture, and sustain a Christian community over the long haul.

Whether you have just begun thinking about communal living, are already embarking on sharing life with others, or have been part of a community for many years, the pieces in this collection will encourage, challenge, and strengthen you. The book s fifty-two chapters can be read one a week to ignite meaningful group discussion.

In Christian Behaviour the noted author of The Screwtape Letters discusses the value of true morality and challenges men to try to live satisfactorily without it. The book is based on a series of broadcast talks given recently in England over the B.B.C., considerably revised and enlarged. It is a companion volume to The Case for Christianity, recently published, which was also based on broadcast talks.

Seventy-seven thousand copies of this book have already been printed in England where it has been enthusiastically reviewed. "This book is packed with intelligence," says the News-Chronicle, for example, and the English press has been uniformly favorable.

Readers of The Screwtape Letters will welcome this new book by the same author.

Shortly after his conversion in 1929, C. S. Lewis wrote to a friend, When all is said (and truly said) about the divisions of Christendom, there remains, by God's mercy, an enormous common ground. From that time on, Lewis thought that the best service he could do for his unbelieving neighbors was to explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times -- that enormous common ground which he usually referred to as mere Christianity.Lewis's defense of Christianity was colorfully varied -- the subjects he covered ranged widely, including Christianity and literature, Christianity and culture, ethics, futility, church music, modern theology and biblical criticism, the Psalms, and petitionary prayer.Presented in chronological order, some of the fourteen papers included in this collection were written specifically for periodicals, while others, published here for the first time, were read to societies in and around Oxford and Cambridge. Common to them all, however, are the uniquely effective style of C. S. Lewis and the basic presuppositions of his theology -- his mere Christianity."

A compilation of a number of C.S.Lewis' essays illustrating the extent of the author's range and constituting essential reading for established devotees and at the same time a worthwhile introduction to his breadth of mind for new readers.

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Mon argument contre Dieu était que l’univers me semblait terriblement cruel et injuste. Mais d’où me venait le concept du juste et de l’injuste ? On ne dit pas qu’une ligne est tordue tant qu’on n’a pas une certaine idée de ce qu’est une ligne droite. À quoi donc est-ce que je comparais l’univers quand je le qualifiais d’injuste ?

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Dieu au banc des accusés est un recueil d’essais et de discours sur des sujets très variés, touchant à quelques grandes questions que l’homme se pose face à Dieu. Ouvrir un livre de Lewis, c’est toujours comme ouvrir une fenêtre dans une pièce qui sent le renfermé. C’est particulièrement vrai des brefs articles de ce recueil qu’il avait l’habitude de rédiger pour certains périodiques.

Qu’il s’agisse du « mythe devenu fait », de la réalité des miracles, des rapports entre science et religion ou de la tendance de l’homme moderne à rendre Dieu responsable de tous les maux de l’univers, Lewis nous interpelle et nous entraîne dans des réflexions lumineuses, celles qui lui ont fait dire : L’athéisme s’avère être trop simpliste. Si l’univers dans son ensemble n’a aucune signification, nous n’aurions jamais dû découvrir qu’il n’a aucune signification.

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Dymer is a narrative poem by C. S. Lewis. Lewis worked on this poem, his most important poem, as early as 1916, when still only 17 years old, and completed it in 1925. It was Lewis's second published work.[1]

He thought of himself writing in the tradition of Homer, Milton, Spenser, Wordsworth, and others. George Sayer's analysis suggests that the book is about the temptation of fantasies, "the fantasies of love, lust, and power."

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Everyone who believes Easter is about more than bunnies and eggs will be grateful for this new collection of short stories that shed light on the deeper meaning of the season. Selected for their spiritual value and literary quality, these classic tales capture the spirit of Easter in a way that will captivate readers of all ages. Parents and grandparents will find that children love to hear these stories read aloud, year after year.

"Easter Stories" includes time-honored favorites from world-famous storytellers such as C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Selma Lagerlof, Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Goudge, Maxim Gorky, Ruth Sawyer, and Walter Wangerin as well as many you've never heard before. Illustrated with original woodcuts.

This book is intended for students of English literature at `A' level and above; general readers interested in a complete history of literature from Middle English to the earlier twentieth century.

This is an extensive collection of short essays and other pieces by C.S. Lewis brought together in one volume for the first time. As well as his many books, letters and poems, C.S. Lewis also wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defence of faith, but also on various ethical issues and on the nature of literature and story-telling. In the ESSAY COLLECTION we find a treasure trove of Lewis's reflections on diverse topics.

Contents:

The finding of the manuscript / W.F. Oakeshott

The English prose Morte / C.S. Lewis

On art and nature / E. Vinaver

'the hoole book' / D.S. Brewer

Chivalry in the Morte / P.E. Tucker

Lancelot's penance / F. Whitehead

Caxton and Malory / Sally Shaw

Bibliographical note / R.T. Davies.

"In this book the reader is offered the work of one professional author, two dons, a solicitor, a friar, and a retired army officer; if he feels disposed to complain of hotch-potch (which incidentally is an excellent dish; consult the NOCTES AMBROSIANAE) I must reply that the variety displayed by this little group is far too small to represent the width of Charles Williams' friendships. Nor are we claiming to represent it. Voices from many parts of England - voices of people often very different from ourselves - would justly rebuke our presumption if we did. We know that he was as much theirs as ours: not only, nor even chiefly, because of his range and versatility, great though these were, but because, in every circle that he entered, he gave the whole man. I had almost said that he was at everyone's disposal, but those words would imply a passivity on his part, and all who knew him would find the implication ludicrous. You might as well say that an Atomic breaker on a Cornish beach is 'at the disposal' of all whom it sweeps off their feet. If the authors of this book were to put forward any claim, it would be, and that shyly, that they were for the last few years of his life a fairly permanent nucleus among his LITERARY friends. He read us his manuscripts and we read him ours: we smoked, talked, argued, and drank together (I must confess that with Miss Dorothy Sayers I have seen him drink only tea: but that was neither his fault nor hers).

"Of many such talks this collection is not unrepresentative."

This collection of seven essays show C.S Lewis at his most vigorous, defending his vision of full-blooded, orthodox Christianity in his prose style.

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From Narnia to Space Odyssey is the dialogue of letters between Arthur C. Clarke and C.S. Lewis in which they debate, discuss, and ponder the potential and potential dangers of the rise of technology. Their encounter sets the stage for much of what we face today: is technology the "beauty" that will lead to a more utopian society, or is it the "beast" that endangers our humanity and spirit? Clarke and Lewis began their correspondence in December 1943 when Clarke took Lewis to task for his remark about "little rocket societies bent on exporting the crimes of mankind to other planets." While they met only once (at a well-known pub in Oxford, with Lewis bringing along a good friend-the Oxford don, one J.R.R. Tolkien), their "encounters" lasted until 1954 when Clarke became involved in underwater exploration and left for the Great Barrier Reef. Their concern about the future of society, even from differing perspectives, is both provocative and illuminating, and bears close reading today when we are all confronted with the question whether mankind can control the explosion of technology or will become its slave.

Taken from the NIV Men's Devotional Bible, this topically arranged promise book includes Scripture verses and enriching devotional thoughts. With contributions from C. S. Lewis, Philip Yancey, Eugene Peterson, Mike Singletary, Tim LaHaye and other godly men, God's Words of Life gives practical wisdom for your life.

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This is a collection of 20 stories & extracts - from classic works by, amongst others, Anna Sewell, D. H . Lawrence, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & Tolstoy, as well as from more modern masters of the genre such as Monica Dickens & Michael Morpurgo.

This selection from the writings of C. S. Lewis gathers together forty book reviews, never before reprinted, as well as four major essays which have been unavailable for many decades. A fifth essay, "Image and Imagination," is published for the first time. Taken together, the collection presents some of Lewis's finest literary criticism and religious exposition. The essays and reviews substantiate his reputation as an eloquent and authoritative critic across a wide range of literature, and as a keen judge of contemporary scholarship, while his reviews of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings will be of additional interest to scholars and students of fantasy.

Ratchet up your faith with these riveting accounts of four mighty Christian men. Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on a cathedral door and sparked the fire of the German Reformation. Overcoming cannibals, lions, and charging rhinos, David Livingstone relentlessly drove the light of faith through Africa's jungles. Former shoe salesman Dwight L. Moody spread the gospel fire in the U.S. and abroad, becoming the greatest evangelist of the nineteenth century. Narnia creator C. S. Lewis transformed minds-young and old alike-through books that are still bestsellers today. These men changed the world...their stories will challenge you!

In September 1947, after reading The Screwtape Letters in Italian, Fr. Giovanni Calabria was moved to write the author, but he knew no English, so he addressed his letter in Latin. Therein began a correspondence that was to outlive Fr. Calabria himself (he died in December 1954 and was succeeded in the correspondence by Fr. Luigi Pedrollo).Translator/editor Martin Moynihan calls these letters "limpid, fluent and deeply refreshing. There was a charm about them, too, and not least in the way they were 'topped and tailed' -- that is, in their ever-slightly-varied formalities of address and of farewell".

More than any other of his published works, The Latin Letters shows the strong devotional side of Lewis, and contains letters on topics ranging from Christian unity and modern European history to liturgical worship and general ethical behavior. Moreover, these letters are often intimate and personal.

Embarquez avec le protagoniste de ce merveilleux récit dans le bus qui le conduit de l'enfer de la Terre aux abords du ciel. Vous y rencontrerez l'artiste incompris, l'intellectuel cynique, le rustre belliqueux, le scientifique sceptique, l'ecclésiastique apostat. Vous y ferez la connaissance d'un homme qui persiste à revendiquer "ses droits" alors qu'il pourrait obtenir la joie et la liberté à ceux qui choisissent le ciel. Vous y retrouverez l'éternel conflit entre le vrai et le faux moi entre le personnage et la personne.

Mais ce livre dépasse l'anecdote. Lewis y aborde avec sensibilité, et sans ambiguïté, les nombreuses manières que concoctent les hommes pour se convaincre qu'il n'existe aucune distinction entre le bien et le mal.

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Narnia... Un royaume condamné à un hiver éternel, un pays qui attend d'être libéré d'une emprise maléfique.

L'arrivée miraculeuse de quatre enfants fait renaître l'espoir. S'ils trouvent Aslan, le grand Lion, les pouvoirs de la Sorcière Blanche pourraient enfin être anéantis...

This books includes nearly four decades' worth of intelligent, lively, and controversial Tolkien commentary from some of the major literary figures of our time. Here you will find W. H. Auden praising The Hobbit as "one of the best children's stories of this century"; Edmund Wilson deriding The Lord of the Rings as "an overgrown fairy story"; and critques by C. S. Lewis in the 1950s, Ursula K. Le Guin in the 70s, and Isaac Asimov in the 80s. What emerges from these twelve provocative commentaries is not only a colorful survey of American and British literary and cultural tastes over several generations, but a multifaceted tribute to one man and his imagination that is sure to enhance and deepen a reader's understanding of Tolkien's two most famous works.

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In the tradition of A Year with C.S. Lewis, get your daily dose of inspiration from this one-of-a-kind devotional collecting 365 readings from the beloved Chronicles of Narnia. C.S. Lewis channeled his profound spiritual understanding into The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and the other books in his seminal fantasy series. This enthralling anthology (with lavish illustrations by Pauline Baynes) is the perfect gift for fans of the beloved children's books, and a peerless set of meditations for anyone looking to step through that secret door to their own world of devotion.

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Beyond the Wardrobe is the first official full-color guide to C. S. Lewis's best-selling fantasy classics that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia. This extravagant companion is perfect for established fans and newcomers to the books as well as for those who have seen the movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.Take an exciting tour through the series that has been heralded as the standard by which all fantasy realms must be measured.Everything there is to know is here: Find out about C. S. Lewis and the mythical and historical origins of Narnia. Watch the great tale unfold book by book as you journey to the Lone Islands, cross the Lantern Waste and stand atop Aslan's How. Discover the powers and magic behind the characters. Witness battles of epic proportions between good and evil. Lavishly illustrated with original artwork and archival photos as well as images from the spectacular movie, this indispensable volume takes readers beyond the wardrobe and into one of the great classic series of all time.

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Introduces, in text and illustrations, the various characters that inhabit the world of Narnia and sets them in the context of the Narnia stories. Also includes an outline of Narnian history. With illustrations by Pauline Baynes.

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Retrouvez, réunis en un seul ouvrage, les sept volumes du Monde de Narnia. Guidés par le Lion Aslan, découvrez dans son intégralité la saga fantastique du grand romancier C. S. Lewis.

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From the seed of a silver apple came the wardrobe. Through the wardrobe came four children. To these children came a special magic. With that magic came seven unforgettable stories.

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A companion to The Chronicles of Narnia, explaining how their creator, C.S. Lewis, came to write them, what sort of person he was, and the hidden meaning of the Narnia stories.

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What is Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy's last name? Whom does Caspian want to find on his quest in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader? The Narnia Trivia Book is a collection of fun facts and interesting trivia about all of your favorite Chronicles of Narnia "RM" characters. Based on the original 7 books and accompanied by Pauline Bayne's handsome illustrations, this question-and-answer book is great to read alone or share with a friend.

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The well-known and well-loved books that make up C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia" have long held a prominent place on many a child's (and adult's) bookshelf. Since their publication in the 195Os, the books' depiction of the fantasy land of Narnia has inspired the wonder, delight, and imaginations of children around the world. More than just fairy tales, the stories show readers that all is not as it seems, that perseverance can bring forth great rewards, and that growth is a continual and unpredictable process. Most important, arguably, is the ongoing struggle between good and evil depicted in the "Chronicles." These themes are displayed amid the experiences of several children, particularly Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie. Beginning with the first book of the series, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950), we follow the children as they magically enter the kingdom of Narnia for the first of many adventures there, including their meeting the memorable lion, Aslan. In the sequel, Prince Caspian, they help the prince and his army of Talking Beasts conquer the usurping Telemarines; the following novel, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader," continues Caspian's story by recounting his voyage to the End of the World. The fourth book, The Silver Chair, returns to the theme of an evil witch, first explored in The Lion, while The Horse and His Boy details Narnia's near-invasion by the Calormenes. The Magician's Nephew accounts for the creation of Narnia, and the seventh tale, The Last Battle (1956), tells of Narnia's final days. Colin Manlove has carefully studied the tales and shows that they are patterned narratives with many complex, intertwined threads. He relates these narratives to Lewis's views on stories, and also sets Lewis's books in their literary context, both juvenile and adult. After a discussion of the critical receptions of the tales, Manlove supplies a full chapter on each book for in-depth analysis.

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C.S. Lewis' wisdom, humor, and joy in life shines through on every page of the seven books that comprise The Chronicles of Narnia. He gave each of his many characters their own unique perspectives on life--and each of them has something special to say to all of us. In this treasury of excerpts and quotes from The Chronicles of Narnia, readers will find comfort, inspiration, and pleasure on every page. While certainly appealing to the many fans of Narnia, this book will also hold special significance for those who like to final meaning in parcel-sized bits of wisdom.

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The Four Loves summarizes four kinds of human love--affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God. Masterful without being magisterial, this book's wise, gentle, candid reflections on the virtues and dangers of love draw on sources from Jane Austen to St. Augustine. The chapter on charity (love of God) may be the best thing Lewis ever wrote about Christianity. Consider his reflection on Augustine's teaching that one must love only God, because only God is eternal, and all earthly love will someday pass away:

Who could conceivably begin to love God on such a prudential ground--because the security (so to speak) is better? Who could even include it among the grounds for loving? Would you choose a wife or a Friend--if it comes to that, would you choose a dog--in this spirit? One must be outside the world of love, of all loves, before one thus calculates.

His description of Christianity here is no less forceful and opinionated than in Mere Christianity or The Problem of Pain, but it is far less anxious about its reader's response--and therefore more persuasive than any of his apologetics. When he begins to describe the nature of faith, Lewis writes: "Take it as one man's reverie, almost one man's myth. If anything in it is useful to you, use it; if anything is not, never give it a second thought." --Michael Joseph Gross

These are the letters of a joyous man, an internationally known scholar of medieval English literature, a Christian apologist in the classic sense of the term, a novelist, a poet, and brilliant university teacher. Lewis brought to everything he did his brimming humanity. He communicate this unique personal quality to thousands of readers around the world, readers for whom the publication of his letters is bound to be an important occasion.

Edited, with a Memoir, by his brother W. H. Lewis.

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly in subject matter, the letters discuss topics as profound as the love of God and as frivolous as preferences in cats. Lewis himself clearly had no idea that these letters would ever see publication, but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings -- a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to another Christian through the day-to-day joys and sorrows of ordinary life.

Letters to an American Lady stands as a fascinating and moving testimony to the remarkable humanity and even more remarkable Christianity of C. S. Lewis, and is richly deserving of the position it now takes among the balance of his Christian writings.

In his life, C.S. Lewis received thousands of letters from young fans who were eager for more knowledge of his bestselling Narnia books and their author. Here are collected many of his responses to those letters, in which he shares his feelings about writing, school, animals, and of course, Narnia. Lewis writes to the children - as he wrote for them - with understanding and respect, proving why he remains one of the best-loved children's authors of all time.

"We want to know not how we should pray if we were perfect but how we should pray being as we now are."

What are we doing when we pray? What is at the heart of this most intimate conversation, the dialogue between a person and God? How does prayer—its form, its regularity, its content, its insistence—shape who we are and how we believe? In this collection of letters from C. S. Lewis to a close friend, Malcolm, we see an intimate side of Lewis as he considers all aspects of prayer and how this singular ritual impacts the lives and souls of the faithful. With depth, wit, and intelligence, as well as his sincere sense of a continued spiritual journey, Lewis brings us closer to understanding the role of prayer in our lives and the ways in which we might better imagine our relationship with God.

A translation of the New Testament Epistles with introduction by C.S. Lewis

Lilith, written by the father of fantasy literature, George MacDonald, was first published in 1895. Its importance was recognized in its later revival in paperback by Ballantine Books as the fifth volume of the celebrated Ballantine Adult Fantasy series in September, 1969. Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works, and among the most profound. It is a story concerning the nature of life, death and salvation. Many believe MacDonald is arguing for Christian universalism, or the idea that all will eventually be saved.

Why We Still Haven't Found What We're Looking For

We long for heaven, and we will never feel fully at home until we get there. This keen insight into our souls pervades the writings of C. S. Lewis. From his Chronicles of Narnia to Mere Christianity, Lewis's writings continually return to the theme of heaven as our true home, the land we have been searching for our whole lives, a place where all is finally made right and that all the joys in this life point to. With selections from The Weight of Glory, The Great Divorce, and The Problem of Pain, this collection includes some of Lewis's most beautiful and profound writing on heaven, revealing how our destinies transform every aspect of our lives.

A celebration of men's voices in prayer—through the ages from many faiths, cultures and traditions.

This collection celebrates the profound variety of ways men around the world have called out to the Divine—with words of joy, praise, gratitude, wonder, petition and even anger—from the ancient world up to our own day.

The prayers come from a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions—both East and West—including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more. Together they provide an eloquent expression of men’s inner lives, and of the practical, mysterious, painful and joyous endeavor that prayer is. Men Pray will challenge your preconceived ideas about prayer. It will inspire you to explore new ways of prayerful expression and new possibilities for your own spiritual journey. This is a book to treasure and to share.

In this text, Lewis attempts to show that a Christian must not only accept but also rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the personal involvement of God in his creation. He challenges the rationalists, agnostics and deists on their own grounds.

No one would dare to suggest that C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity is anything less than a brilliant explanation and defense of the Faith. But as robust, wise and ardent as it is, still it is incomplete. It begins our banquet at the table of the Lord, but doesn't take us all the way to the final course. That is what Dwight Longenecker's new book, More Christianity, does. It fills our plates with the fullness of the Christian Faith found only in the Catholic Church. Lest someone think Longenecker is presuming to piggyback or cash in on Lewis' work, or to set himself up as Lewis' successor, that is not the case. What he does—and does brilliantly—is present the doctrine of the Church with succinct explanations of topics that arise in Catholic/Protestant discussion: the Marian dogmas, the papacy, the Mass, purgatory, the communion of saints, the rosary and more.

In Longenecker's skilled hands, More Christianity rounds out the meal so deliciously served up by Lewis in Mere Christianity.

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“You stranger, long before your glance can light

Upon these words, time will have washed away

The moment when I first took pen to write . . .”

An essayist, novelist, and poet, C.S. Lewis combines all of his talents in Narrative Poems. Even when composing his prose works, such as his autobiography Surprised by Joy, Lewis wrote his first drafts in verse, so highly did he think of the narrative poem. Collected here are the four completed poems by Lewis: “Dymer,” “Launcelot,” “The Nameless Isle,” and “The Queen of Drum.” Though only “Dymer” was published in his lifetime, these poems display Lewis’s deep love for medieval and Renaissance poetry and themes, the influence of which can be seen throughout his fiction.

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 35. Chapters: The Chronicles of Narnia books, The Space Trilogy books, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Magician's Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, That Hideous Strength, Out of the Silent Planet, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Horse and His Boy, The Dark Tower, The Silver Chair, Prince Caspian, Perelandra, Till We Have Faces, The Last Battle, The Pilgrim's Regress. Excerpt: The Chronicles of Narnia is a series of seven fantasy novels for children by C. S. Lewis. It is considered a classic of children's literature and is the author's best-known work, having sold over 100 million copies in 47 languages. Written by Lewis between 1949 and 1954, illustrated by Pauline Baynes and originally published in London between October 1950 and March 1956, The Chronicles of Narnia has been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, the stage, and film. Set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a place where animals talk, magic is common, and good battles evil, the series narrates the adventures of various children who play central roles in the unfolding history of that world. With the exception of The Horse and His Boy, the protagonists are all children from the real world magically transported to Narnia, where they are called upon by the lion Aslan to protect Narnia from evil and restore the throne to its rightful line. The books cover the entire history of Narnia, from its creation in The Magician's Nephew, to its eventual destruction in The Last Battle. Inspiration for the series is taken from multiple sources; in addition to numerous traditional Christian themes, characters and ideas are freely borrowed from Greek, Turkish and Roman mythology, as well as from traditional British and Irish fairy tales.

“The less known the real world is, the more plausibly your marvels can be located near at hand.”

As the creator of one of the most famous “other worlds” of all time, C.S. Lewis was uniquely qualified to discuss their literary merit. As both a writer and a critic, Lewis explores the importance of story and wonder, elements often ignored or even frowned upon by critics of the day. His discussions of his favorite kinds of stories—children’s stories and fantasies—includes his thoughts on his most famous works, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Space Trilogy.

Lewis, famous for his "Chronicles of Narnia" and other fantasy writings, discusses the theme of "story" - particularly in regard to fairy tales and science fiction. Essays include: "On Three Ways of Writing for Children", "On Science Fiction", "The Hobbit", "Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings", and "George Orwell" He also comments on the novels of Charles Williams, Ryder Haggard and Dorothy L Sayers.

“In life and art both, as it seems to me, we are always trying to catch in our net of successive moments something that is not successive . . . But I think it is sometimes done—or very, very nearly done—in stories.”

C.S. Lewis is widely known for his fiction, especially his stories of science fiction and fantasy, for which he was a pioneering author in an age of realistic fiction. In On Stories, he lays out his theories and philosophy on fiction over the course of nine essays, including “On Stories,” “The Death of Words,” and “On Three Ways of Writing for Children.” In addition to these essays, On Stories collects eleven pieces of Lewis’s writing that were unpublished during his lifetime. Along with discussing his own fiction, Lewis reviewed and critiqued works by many of his famous peers, including George Orwell, Charles Williams, Rider Haggard, and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, providing a wide-ranging look at what fiction means and how to craft it from one of the masters of his day.

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Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women is a fantasy novel written by George MacDonald, first published in London in 1858. The story centers on the character Anodos ("pathless" or "ascent" in Greek) and takes its inspiration from German Romanticism, particularly Novalis. The story concerns a young man who is pulled into a dreamlike world and there hunts for his ideal of female beauty, embodied by the "Marble Lady." Anodos lives through many adventures and temptations while in the other world, until he is finally ready to give up his ideals. C.S. Lewis wrote, concerning his first reading of Phantastes at age sixteen, "That night my imagination was, in a certain sense, baptized; the rest of me, not unnaturally, took longer. I had not the faintest notion what I had let myself in for by buying Phantastes."

Known worldwide for his fiction and philosophical essays, C.S. Lewis was just as much a poet as a polemicist. From the age of fourteen, he wrote poetry on just as many subjects as he covered in his prose, and in fact poetry is even present in his other writings, such as the short lyrics included in The Pilgrim’s Recess and Till We Have Faces, which began its life as a long poem. Whether writing prose or poetry, Lewis’s “wonderful imagination is the guiding thread.”

That imagination is on display in Poems, with works covering the many varied subjects Lewis was interested in his whole life, everything from God to nature, love to reason, unicorns to spaceships.

Nineteen essays-on democratic values, threats to educational and spiritual fulfillment, literary censorship, and other topics all displaying Lewis’s characteristic sanity and persuasiveness. Introduction by Walter Hooper.

Extolled for decades as one of the most influential Christians of his day, C. S. Lewis has stirred millions of readers through his probing insights, passionate arguments, and provocative questions about God, love, life, and death. C. S. Lewis: Readings for Meditation and Reflection gathers daily readings from his most famous published works—The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, The Four Loves—as well as his lesser-known writings, letters, and essays. This collection of readings covers a wide range of topics from spirituality, to materialism and sexuality, as relevant and compelling today as when they were written.

“We delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.”

The Psalms were written as songs; we should read them as poetry, in the spirit of lyric, not as sermons or instructions. But they are also shrouded in mystery, and in this careful reading from one of our most trusted fellow travelers, C.S. Lewis helps us begin to reveal their meaning in our daily lives and in the world. Reflecting again and anew on these beloved passages, we can find both joy and difficulty, but also, always, real enlightenment and moments of transcendent grace.

Rehabilitations and Other Essays is a collection of essays by C.S. Lewis.

The essay "The Alliterative Metre" includes a mention of an unpublished text by J.R.R. Tolkien: "Professor Tolkien will soon, I hope, be ready to publish an alliterative poem". It remains unknown to which poem Lewis is referring, although suggestions have included "The Fall of Arthur", "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son", "Lay of the Children of Húrin", or poems included in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.[1]

The essay also includes a poem (p. 122) about himself and Tolkien "in a Berkshire bar" where they meet a man claiming to have seen a dragon.[1][note 1] Tolkien commented on the poem in his letter 300.

A milestone in the history of popular theology, The Screwtape Letters is an iconic classic on spiritual warfare and the dynamics of temptation.

This profound and striking narrative takes the form of a series of letters from Screwtape, a devil high in the Infernal Civil Service, to his nephew Wormwood, a junior colleague engaged in his first mission on earth, trying to secure the damnation of a young man who has just become a Christian. Although the young man initially looks to be a willing victim, he changes his ways and is "lost" to the young devil.

Dedicated to Lewis's friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien, The Screwtape Letters is a timeless classic on spiritual conflict and the psychology of temptation which are part of our religious experience.

This paperback contains five of C.S.Lewis's classic works. The Pilgrim's Regress (1933), Lewis's first prose work' explains in allegory the elusive experience he calls Joy and its part in his conversion. Prayer: Letters to Malcolm (1964) was Lewis's last book in which he corresponds with an imaginary friend on various aspects of prayer. Reflections of the Psalms (1958) shares Lewis's thoughts on the Psalms which he knew almost by heart through daily attendance at his college chapel. The Abolition of Man (1944) examines the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honour in contemporary society. Till We Have Faces (1956), described by Lewis as the favourite of all my books, retells and interprets the story of Cupid and Psyche.

This volume, available in print for the first time since 1980, includes over twenty of C. S. Lewis' most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed range from Chaucer to Kipling, from 'The literary impact of the authorised version' to 'Psycho-analysis and literary criticism', from Shakespeare and Bunyan to Sir Walter Scott and William Morris. Common to each essay, however, are the lively wit, the distinctive forthrightness, and the discreet erudition which characterise Lewis' best critical writing.

Analyzes the relation between the seven recorded words that Mary spoke in the Gospels and seven last words of her Son as He hung on the cross. Offers solace for the fears and dilemmas of today's Christian by interpreting the Gospel from the intertwined perspective of Mother and Son.

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Enoch Soames / Max Beerbohm --

The devil in a nunnery / Francis Oscar Mann --

The litanies of Satan / Charles Pierre Baudelaire --

The devil and the broker / Bret Harte --

The devil's age / Franchun Beltzarri --

Thus I refute Beelzy / John Collier --

The generous gambler / Charles Pierre Baudelaire --

The legend of Mont St.-Michel / Guy de Maupassant --

The three wishes / W. Carleton --

The Devil and the innkeeper / Robert Louis Stevenson --

Wandering Willie's tale / Sir Walter Scott --

St. John's eve / Nikolái Vasilévich Gógol --

Canto XXXIV from the Divine Comedy / Dante Alighieri --

Of the devil and his works / Martin Luther --

A day in Nuremberg / B.E. König --

Ghost story / Selma Lagerlöf --

How Fryer Bacon saved a gentleman that had given himselfe to the devill / edited by William J. Thomas --

The devil and the lady / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --

The devil and the old man / John Masefield --

The devil, George, and Rosie / John Collier --

Paradise lost / John Milton --

Revolt of the angels / Anatole France --

Faust / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --

The tragical history of Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe --

Asmodeus: or, the devil on two sticks / Alain René le Sage --

Bottle party / John Collier --

The three low masses / Alphonse Daudet --

The demon pope / Richard Garnett --

The Screwtape letters / C.S. Lewis --

The devil and Tom Walker / Washington Irving --

The devil in manuscript / Nathaniel Hawthorne --

Balaam Foster's fiddle / Chapman J. Milling --

Satan and Sam Shay / Robert Arthur --

The devil and Daniel Webster / Stephen Vincent Benét

This collection of eighteen stories introduces young readers to the best in both classic and contemporary fantasy. Featuring extracts from enduring classics such as Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling, C. S. Lewis's The Silver Chair, and Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, this anthology provides the perfect sample of a very popular genre. Carefully selected by Diana Wynne Jones, each story is sure to delight, enchant, and entice youngsters into the imaginative world of fantasy fiction.

This 1967 book was compiled by Alastair Fowler from notes left by C. S. Lewis at his death. It is Lewis longest piece of literary criticism, as distinct from literary history. It approaches The Faerie Queene as a majestic pageant of the universe and nature, celebrating God as 'the glad creator', and argues that conventional views of epic and allegory must be modified if the poem is to be fully enjoyed and understood.

So piteously the lonely soul of man Shudders before this universal plan, So grievous is the burden and the pain, So heavy weighs the long, material chain From cause to cause, too merciless for hate, The nightmare march of unrelenting fate, -from "Dungeon Grates" C. S. Lewis is a profound and perhaps the most respected Christian apologist because his belief was so hard-won. This collection of verse, written immediately after he returned from the battlefields of World War I in 1919, offers penetrating insight into the psyche of a young man struggling with traumatic wartime experiences and the crisis of faith they engendered. By turns angry, bitter, and melancholy, these poems constitute a provocative document of Lewis's journey from atheism through agnosticism and on to conviction.

This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth century reader how to read and how to understand old books and manuscripts.

The connotations of words drawn from usage in English literature are studied to recover lost meanings and analyze function in this classic study of verbal communication by an authoritative analyst of the English language.

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Animé trés tôt par le désir de retrouver la joie, goûtée furtivement dans des expériences de son enfance irlandaise, l'auteur laisse son imagination l'entraîner vers l'étrange et le surnaturel ténébreux, vers les sombres mythes nordiques. Autobiographie de la jeunesse de l'auteur où son itinéraire spirituel est spécialement mis en valeur.

"Taliessin through Logres" and "The Region of the Summer Stars" are two collections of poems written by Charles Williams and based on the Arthurian legend. They are written from the perspective of Taliessin, the court poet of Camelot, and chronicle the history of the fabled kingdom. Being written from his perspective, they do not focus on the battles, jousts, and quests of the round table, but on the inner spiritual life of Camelot and those who live in and through it.

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Le roi de Glome a trois filles : Orual, la malaimée, Redival, jalouse et belliqueuse, et enfin Istra, enfant dont la beauté surnaturelle va bientôt lui valoir l'adoration du peuple et la colère de la déesse Ungit et de son clergé. Après une saison de sécheresse et de famine, le roi, acculé par les prêtres, consent à offrir Istra en sacrifice au monstre de la montagne. Pour venger sa soeur, Orual se lance dans une lutte acharnée contre son père, les traditions de son royaume et la tyrannie d'Ungit. Elle ne pourra compter dans sa quête que sur deux alliés : le Renard, son précepteur grec, qui rêve de faire d'elle un monarque éclairé, et Bardia, le capitaine des gardes, qui l'aidera à devenir une guerrière accomplie.

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In the classic The Abolition of Man, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society. Both astonishing and prophetic, The Abolition of Man is one of the most debated of Lewis’s extraordinary works. National Review chose it as number seven on their "100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century."

Love is the commonest these of serious imaginative literature and is still generally regarded as anble and ennbling passion. Love has not always taken such precedence, however, and it was in fact not until the eleventh century that French poets first began to express the romantic species of passion which English peots were still writing about in the nineteenth century. This book is intended for students of medieval literature from A-level upwards. Anyone interested in the "Courtly Love" tradition. Fans of C.S. Lewis's writings.

This volume of short essays and other pieces by C. S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C. S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C. S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues.

Compiled works of C. S. Lewis. The works are Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms, The Four Loves, and The Business of Heaven. Gold leaf book edge.

A forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together.

“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 C.S. Lewis Bible pairs thought-provoking meditations from C.S. Lewis’s spiritual writings with corresponding passages from the authoritative NRSV Bible. This one-of-a-kind Bible for devotional reading, reflection, and inspiration is perfect for readers of Lewis’s Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, or his other works of seminal Christian writing. Fans of Lewis’s widely-beloved allegorical fantasy series, the Chronicles of Narnia, will love this chance to engage with the author’s more deeply spiritual side after reading favorites like The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

This beautiful writing journal provides the ultimate way to experience the genius of C. S. Lewis. Combing timeless wisdom from a variety of his works—including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, and The Great Divorce—along with blank pages for writing, this journal will lead you on a journey of self-discovery with a trusted guide.

Although C. S. Lewis is best known for his prose and for his clear, lucid literary criticism, Christian apologetics, and imaginative Ransom and Narnia stories, he considered himself a poet for the first two and a half decades of his life. Owen Barfield recalls that anyone who met Lewis as a young man in the early 1920s at Oxford University quickly learned he was one "whose ruling passion was to become a great poet. At that time if you thought of Lewis you automatically thought of poetry." The Collected Poems of C. S. Lewis offers readers, for the first time, a one-volume collection of Lewis's poetry, including many poems that have never appeared in print. With the poems arranged in chronological order, this volume allows readers the opportunity to compare the poetry Lewis was writing while he was also writing his fiction and nonfiction prose.

The writer of popular works such as The Chronicles of Narnia series for children has also touched the world with his biographical journey to Christianity. Lewis was a profound thinker with the rare ability to communicate the philosophical and theological rationale of Christianity in simple yet amazingly effective ways. In The Pilgrim's Regress, Lewis records his search for meaning and spiritiual satisfaction that eventually led him to Christianity. God in the Dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters that cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, and ethics. And in Christian Reflections, he addresses Christianity and literature, Christianity and culture, petitionary prayer, modern theology, and biblical criticism.

“‘Of course,’ said Orfieu, ‘the sort of time-travelling you read about in books—time-travelling in the body—is absolutely impossible.’”

So begins The Dark Tower, a captivating novella that continues the adventures of Dr. Elwin Ransom after the events of Out of the Silent Planet, the first novel is Lewis’s Space Trilogy. In Orfieu’s office at Cambridge University, five men gather to witness the breach of space-time through the chronoscope, a telescope that looks not just into another world, but into another time. Also included are "After Ten Years," Lewis’s retelling of Menelaus’s battle for Helen, "The Man Born Blind," the story of a man who after gaining sight for the first time in his life learns about the relative nature of reality, and three other short stories. A necessary anthology for fans of futuristic fiction, this collection cements Lewis’s place in the science fiction canon.

Hailed as the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind, this work paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, as historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

In this wide-ranging and authoritative collection of C.S. Lewis's writings, Lyle W. Dorsett brings together the many and varied facets of the beloved author's corpus. Selecting works of fiction, science fiction, autobiography, theology, poetry, and literary criticism, as well as Lewis's letters to adults and children, Dorsett shows the erudite author at his most innovative, challeneging, witty, and sympathetic.

Among the pieces included are Lewis's famous sermons, selections from The Screwtape Letters and Letters to Children, and the complete texts of three of Lewis's books: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe the first of The Chronicles of Narnia; Perelandra, the critically acclaimed second installment of Lewis's Space Trilogy; and The Abolition of Man, Lewis's brief treatise on philosophy and education.

One of this century's greatest writers of fact, fiction, and fantasy explores, in utterly beautfiul terms, questions of faith in the modern world: On the experience of miracles; On silence and religious belief; On the assumed conflict between work and prayer, and much more.

This book begins with the question ‘Who am I?’ and immediately sets off in an astonishingly original direction. Why didn’t anyone before Harding think of responding to this question like this? It’s so obvious, once you see it.

Harding presents a new vision of our place in the universe that uses the scientific method of looking to see what is true. It turns out that the truth about ourselves is not only true but also very good, and breathtakingly beautiful. We live in a sacred, many-layered, living universe – or rather it lives in us.

Though it was completed in 1952, this book is still ahead of its time. One day it will surely be widely recognised for its greatness: its all-encompassing vision, its originality and freshness, its depth of insight, its wide-ranging knowledge, the clarity and poetry of its language, its humanity. It is a world-view not dependent on local culture or religion, but on universally verifiable facts. It is also a world-view that respects our manifest differences whilst celebrating our underlying unity – the unity not just of oneself with other individuals but with all of life, indeed with the whole universe.

Harding died in 2007 aged 97, leaving behind him an impressive body of work. He was a highly creative person who was passionate about – he was in love with – this living universe and the immortal treasure that abides at its centre – at our centre.

C.S. Lewis, one of the world's most celebrated authors, writes candidly, clearly, and from the heart about the deepest human concerns of faith, joy, and love in this outstanding collection of four of his best loved works.

Surprised by Joy is a moving chronicle of a modern man who loses and regains his Christian faith; Reflections on the Psalms explores their relevance to contemporary life; The Four Loves sheds light on human affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God; and The Business of Heaven is a collection of meditations for every day of the year.

As Lewis wrote, "Joy is the serious business of heaven," and that business, and that goes into making it successful, is celebrated in the writings contained in this special collection.

In his brilliant essay on "The Personal Heresy in Criticism" C.S. Lewis attacked the widely held belief that poetry is, or should be, the expression of the poet's personality. His attempt to supplant this assumption with an objective or impersonal theory of poetry was challenged by Dr. E. M. W. Tillyard whose interpretation of "Paradise Lost" he had called in question. So began a courteous but searching series of exchanges between two of the most learned and original scholar-critics of the day. This controversy sheds invaluable light on a problem as complex as it is central to the understanding and appreciation of poetry.

The first book written by C. S. Lewis after his conversion, The Pilgrim s Regress is, in a sense, the record of Lewis s own search for meaning and spiritual satisfaction—a search that eventually led him to Christianity.

Here is the story of the pilgrim John and his odyssey to an enchanting island which has created in him an intense longing—a mysterious, sweet desire. John s pursuit of this desire takes him through adventures with such people as Mr. Enlightenment, Media Halfways, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, Mr. Sensible, and Mr. Humanist and through such cities as Thrill and Eschropolis as well as the Valley of Humiliation.

Though the dragons and giants here are different from those in Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress, Lewis s allegory performs the same function of enabling the author to say simply and through fantasy what would otherwise have demanded a full-length philosophy of religion.

For centuries people have been tormented by one question above all: If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain? And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it?

The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungry for a true understanding of human nature.

This book presents more than 1,500 quotes from C. S. Lewis's writings, providing ready access to his thoughts on a variety of topics. An exhaustive index references key words and concepts, allowing readers to easily find quotes on any subject of interest.

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"Science fiction is the characteristic literary genre of the century. It is the genre that stands in opposition to literary modernism." So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to The Science Fiction Century, an anthology spanning a hundred years of science fiction, from its birth in the 1890s to the future it predicted.

David G. Hartwell is a World Fantasy Award-winning editor and anthologist who has twice before redefined a genre--first the horror field with The Dark Descent, then the subgenre of hard science fiction with The Ascent of Wonder, coedited with Kathryn Cramer. Now, Hartwell has compiled the mother of all definitive anthologies, guaranteed to change not only the way the science fiction field views itself but also the way the rest of literature views the field.

Contents

17 • Introduction (The Science Fiction Century) • (1997) • essay by David G. Hartwell

21 • Beam Us Home • (1969) • shortstory by James Tiptree, Jr.

31 • Ministering Angels • (1955) • shortstory by C. S. Lewis

39 • The Music Master of Babylon • (1954) • novelette by Edgar Pangborn

57 • A Story of the Days to Come • (1899) • novella by H. G. Wells

112 • Hot Planet • (1963) • shortstory by Hal Clement

127 • A Work of Art • (1956) • novelette by James Blish

139 • The Machine Stops • (1909) • novelette by E. M. Forster

161 • Brightness Falls from the Air • (1951) • shortstory by Margaret St. Clair

166 • 2066: Election Day • (1956) • shortstory by Michael Shaara

177 • The Rose • (1953) • novella by Charles L. Harness [as by Charles Harness ]

232 • The Hounds of Tindalos • (1929) • shortstory by Frank Belknap Long

242 • The Angel of Violence • (1978) • shortstory by Adam Wisniewski-Snerg

252 • Nobody Bothers Gus • [Gus] • (1955) • shortstory by Algis Budrys

261 • The Time Machine • (1954) • shortstory by Dino Buzzati

265 • Mother • (1953) • novelette by Philip José Farmer

285 • As Easy as A.B.C. • (1912) • novelette by Rudyard Kipling

304 • Ginungagap • (1980) • novelette by Michael Swanwick

327 • Minister Without Portfolio • (1952) • shortstory by Mildred Clingerman

333 • Time in Advance • (1956) • novelette by William Tenn

352 • Good Night, Sophie • (1973) • novelette by Lino Aldani (aka Buonanotte Sofia 1963 )

369 • Veritas • (1987) • novelette by James Morrow

382 • Enchanted Village • (1950) • shortstory by A. E. van Vogt

393 • The King and the Dollmaker • (1970) • novella by Wolfgang Jeschke (aka Der König und der Puppenmacher 1961 )

435 • Fire Watch • [Time Travel] • (1982) • novelette by Connie Willis

462 • Goat Song • (1972) • novelette by Poul Anderson

486 • The Scarlet Plague • (1912) • novella by Jack London

518 • Drunkboat • [The Instrumentality of Mankind] • (1963) • novelette by Cordwainer Smith

539 • Another World • (1962) • novelette by J. H. Rosny aîné (aka Un Autre Monde 1895 )

558 • If the Stars Are Gods • [Bradley Reynolds] • (1974) • novelette by Gordon Eklund and Gregory Benford

585 • I Still Call Australia Home • (1990) • shortstory by George Turner

598 • Liquid Sunshine • (1982) • novelette by Alexander Kuprin (aka Zhidkoe solntse 1913 )

632 • Great Work of Time • (1989) • novella by John Crowley

683 • Sundance • (1969) • shortstory by Robert Silverberg

694 • Greenslaves • (1965) • novelette by Frank Herbert

716 • Rumfuddle • (1973) • novella by Jack Vance

754 • The Dimple in Draco • (1967) • shortstory by R. S. Richardson [as by Philip Latham ]

765 • Consider Her Ways • (1956) • novella by John Wyndham

805 • Something Ending • (1973) • shortstory by Eddy C. Bertin

812 • He Who Shapes • (1965) • novella by Roger Zelazny

869 • Swarm • [Shaper/Mechanist] • (1982) • novelette by Bruce Sterling

886 • Beggars in Spain • [Sleepless] • (1991) • novella by Nancy Kress

939 • Johnny Mnemonic • (1981) • shortstory by William Gibson

952 • "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman • (1965) • shortstory by Harlan Ellison

961 • Blood's a Rover • (1952) • novella by Chad Oliver

993 • Sail the Tide of Mourning • [Bentfin Boomers] • (1975) • shortstory by Richard A. Lupoff

The story The Angel of Violence by Adam_Wiśniewski-Snerg was translated from Polish to English by Thomasz Mirkowicz for this anthology.

The story Good Night, Sophie by Lino Aldani was translated from Italian to English by L. K. Conrad.

The story Liquid Sunshine by Alexander Kuprin was translated from Russian to English by Leland Fetzer.

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A "Positively Diabolical" Correspondence

"My dear Wormwood,..." So begins this product of C.S. Lewis's wickedly funny imagination, a correspondence between two devils, Screwtape and his young nephew, Wormwood. As the senior fiend advises his young apprentice in leading humanity astray, Lewis delves into questions about good and evil, temptation, repentance, and grace, offering knowledge and guidance to all who are trying to live good Christian lives.

C.S. Lewis presents an eloquent and colorful defense of Christianity for both devotees and critics . . . in a collection of essays composed over the last twenty years of his life.

* On Christianity and culture

* On religion -- is it reality or substitute?

* On ethics

* On the Psalms

* On the language of religion

* On petitionary prayer

* And more!

Drawing inspiration from Lewis’s fiction and nonfiction, "The Soul of C. S. Lewis" is a devotional-style book that encourages reflection and thought. It includes 240 meditations designed for the reader’s personal growth. C. S. Lewis opened up more than just wardrobe doors—he opened the doors to human experience, new worlds of ideas, and imaginative discoveries. His honest observations about life highlight the interconnectedness of Scripture to real life and encourage a worldview that is integrated and harmonized.

C.S. Lewis's writings are prized for their genius at communicating the philosophical and theological rationale of Christianity in simple, everyday language. Now this inspired collection of three Lewis bestsellers--complete in one volume--allows you to sample some of the best ideas and arguments of this engaging Christian writer.

The first book Lewis wrote after his conversion, The Pilgrim's Regress is the Bunyanesque allegory of John and his pursuit of a mysterious, sweet desire that leads him through adventures with Mr. Enlightenment, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, and others. You'll trace Lewis's own journey to faith in this semi-autobiographical account of a modern man's consuming search for spiritual fulfillment.

In two collections of shorter essays and letters, Christian Reflections and God in the Dock, you'll discover the wide scope of Lewis's interests--literature, science, theology, war, prayer, capital punishment, culture, and much, much more. Some of these pieces were written specifically for periodicals, others were read to societies in Oxford and Cambridge, still others were originally prepared as talks to diverse audiences. All, however, share Lewis's uniquely effective style and his tireless concern to relate basic--or "mere"--Christianity to every area of life.

A twentieth-anniversary reprint of the landmark book that launched the current explosion of social-scientific studies in the biblical field. It sets forth a cultural-material methodology for reconstructing the origins of ancient Israel and offers the hypothesis that Israel emerged as an indigenous social revolutionary peasant movement. In a new preface, written for this edition, Gottwald takes account of the 'sea change' in biblical studies since 1979 as he reviews the impact of his work on church and academy, assesses its merits and limitations, indicates his present thinking on the subject, and points toward future directions in the social-critical study of ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible.

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A compendium of thirty-six tales from the best in children's fiction contains The Tale of Peter Rabbit, as well as selections from The Railway Children and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. "

VISIONARY CHRISTIAN Culled from some of C.S. Lewis's finest fiction and poetry, this collection of writings explores the eternal truths of Christianity in the accessible language of allegory, fairy tales, dream visions, and science fiction. From his children's classic The Chronicles of Narnia to the wisdom of Screwtape on marriage, democracy, and heaven, Lewis's literary imagination and extraordinary insight into the universe and God remain vivid and relevant for all times. The Visionary Christian is testimony to a true man of faith who continues to provide comfort and understanding to Christians around the world.

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt.These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.

Addressing some of the most difficult issues we face in our day-to-day lives,C.S. Lewis's ardent and timeless words provide an unparalleled path to greater spiritual understanding. Considered by many to be his most moving address, "The Weight of Glory" extols a compassionate vision of Christianity and includes lucid and compelling discussions on forgiveness and faith.

“We are not the playwright, we are not the producer, we are not even the audience. We are on the stage. To play well the scenes in which we are "on" concerns us much more than to guess about the scenes that follow it.”

In these seven witty, lucid, and tough-minded essays, the famous, infamous Screwtape makes a special appearance, proposing a toast that brilliantly explores the many opportunities for exploiting evil in the world. Lewis also considers the evidence for whether and how prayer works, plays with the meaning of the words “I believe,” and asks what happens to our concept of God when we send rockets into outer space. And, in a moving final piece, he forces us to wonder how we should live if any day might bring the world’s last night. Anyone who ever appreciated his unique blend of humor, paradox, and searing insight will find these further thoughts from C.S. Lewis richly illuminating and remember that he is, as ever, one of the greatest writers and challengers of living faith.

In 1962, Christian Century asked the well-known Christian writer, C. S. Lewis, to name the books that had most influenced his thought. Among those that Lewis listed was Arthur J. Balfour's Theism and Humanism (1915). This was no passing whim. Almost twenty years earlier, in 1944, Lewis had lamented in "Is Theology Poetry" that Theism was "a book too little read."

Many others shared Lewis' enthusiasm. When Balfour gave the original lectures on which the book was based, some 2,000 people crowded into Bute Hall at the University of Glasgow on a weekday winter afternoons to cheer and laugh. Even more telling, they kept coming back, week after week for all ten speeches. Even the staid Times of London commented on the "wildly enthusiastic" audiences and noted the diversity of those attending, from citizens and students to professors.

Unfortunately, until now the book hasn't been that easy to find. Copies have only been available on the used market and were thus rare and relatively expensive. This newly typeset edition and enhanced makes the book inexpensive and widely available.

Balfour was a talented writer and perhaps the most intelligent British Prime Minister of the twentieth century. During World War One he replaced Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty and went on to become Foreign Secretary. In the latter office he was responsible for the 1917 Balfour Declaration committing Great Britain to the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. It is no exaggeration to say that Israel owes its existence to Balfour.

Theism and Humanism is based on a 1914 Gifford Lecture that Balfour gave at the University of Glasgow. All the original text is included along with over 50 pages of additional material. There are 11 sketches of Balfour adapted from political cartoons in Punch magazine. There are four appendices taken from his other writings, including the marvelous "A Catechism for Naturalism" (which sent the arch-agnostic Thomas Huxley, better known as "Darwin's Bulldog," into a fit of rage). There's also a glossary of people and terms mentioned in the book and a detailed index. Finally, this new edition includes brief quotes from Balfour's other writings to highlight what he is saying. The second edition improves on the first by adding to each chapter in the original, the extensive coverage that The Times of London gave to Balfour's original speech. It also includes three letters by C. S. Lewis on themes closely related to Balfour's book.

Balfour's topic is naturalism, the belief that all that exists are natural processes. He challenges those who believe in it to come up with a rationale for what they hold dearest--human reason, human rights, and the importance of art--based solely on naturalism. He believes that cannot be done and summarizes his book in these words:

"My desire has been to show that all we think best in human culture, whether associated with beauty, goodness, or knowledge, requires God for its support, that Humanism without Theism loses more than half its value."

If you like philosophy and provocative ideas, this book is perfect for you. The Cambridge-educated Balfour was very knowledgeable about science. (He was the President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1904 and his brother was a talented scientist.) That makes this book a useful complement to the Oxford-educated Lewis whose specialty was literature.

Finally, God broke His silence and spoke to this generation, in the prophetic through this great book. There is church everywhere but love is not everywhere - says Holy Spirit is a special message from God through the Holy Spirit to everyone, Christians and Church leaders all over the world.

The book is a purgative; it expresses God displeasure over Church leaderships and Christian attitudes that are responsible for the shocking disappearance of love and genuine miracles in the Churches, and the ever-increasing crises in our world today.

In the footstep of a prophet, through the author, God reproves the churches of today anti-Christ practices. The book guides Church of God, Church leaders, Christians and Unbelievers on how to utilize God’s truth and become powerful tools in His hand and transform the world, restore sanctity in the church, preach undiluted message that will manifest God's truth, spiritual growth and discipline, agape love, and above all, win back the Holy Spirit for world revival and global peace.

C.S.Lewis' Letters to his best friend, Arthur Greeves. Incredible insight into the mind of one of the 20th century's great thinkers, & an indispensable reference for any student of Lewis.

CONTENTS

Introduction (with Pliny's "Haunted House") by R. L. Green

The book of Thoth, retold by R. L. Green.

The doubter, from Lucian, retold by R. L. Green

The story of Glam, tr. by W. A. Craigie.

The legend of Sleepy Hollow, by W. Irving.

The house of strange stories, by A. Lang.

The bottle imp, by R. L. Stevenson.

Man-size in marble, by E. Nesbit.

The striped chest, by Sir A. C. Doyle.

A pair of hands, by Sir A. Quiller-Couch.

The lights of Spencer Primmett's eyes, by F. Anstey.

The door in the wall, by H. G. Wells.

The haunted doll's house, by M. R. James.

Forms of things unknown, by C. S. Lewis.

Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, this timeless tale of two princesses--one beautiful and one unattractive--and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is one of C. S. Lewis' most enduring pieces of fiction.

A Pocket Guide to Goodness

Few writers have inspired more readers than author C. S. Lewis -- both through the enchanting volumes of his children's series and through his captivating adult classics such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and numerous others.

Drawn from many works, this volume collects dictionary-like entries of Lewis's keenest observations and best advice on how to live a truly good life. From ambition to charity, despair to duty, hope to humility, Lewis delivers clear, illuminating definitions to live by.

This collection of essays and memoirs from C. S. Lewis' friends, pupils, biographer, and various correspondents illustrates the breadth of influence upon today's leading evangelical writers and leaders by a man some have called the twentieth century's greatest Christian apologist.

The Essentials Explained

Master storyteller and essayist C. S. Lewis here tackles the central questions of the Christian faith: Who was Jesus? What did he accomplish? What does it mean for me?

In these classic essays, which began as talks on the BBC during World War II, Lewis creatively and simply explains the basic tenets of Christianity. Taken from the core section of Mere Christianity, the selection in this gift edition provides an accessible way for more people to discover these timeless truths. For those looking to remind themselves of the things they hold true, or those looking for a snapshot of Christianity, this book is a wonderful introduction to the faith.

C. S. Lewis is a beloved writer and thinker and arguably the most important Christian intellectual of the twentieth century. His groundbreaking children's series The Chronicles of Narnia, lucid nonfiction titles such as Mere Christianity and The Problem of Pain, and thought-provoking fiction, including The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, have become trusted companions for millions of readers. Here Lewis breathes new life into words and concepts that have dulled through time and familiarity, and his writings inevitably provoke deep thought and surprising revelations.

Words to Live By contains an unprecedented selection of Lewis's writings, drawing from his most popular works, but also from his volumes of letters and his lesser-known essays and poems. His works are presented in accessible selections covering subjects from A to Z, including beauty, character, confession, doubt, family, holiness, and religion. Both a wonderful introduction to Lewis's thinking and a wise and insightful guide to key topics in the Christian life, these are truly words to live by.

C. S. Lewis spent a good portion of each day corresponding with people via handwritten letters. Over his lifetime he wrote thousands of letters in which he offered his friends and acquaintances advice on the Christian life, giving away a bit of himself to each of these correspondents as he signed his notes with a heartfelt and familiar, "yours, Jack." Most of these letters are currently only available in their entirety—a collection consisting of three hefty tomes. Yours, Jack features the best inspirational readings and sage counsel culled from C. S. Lewis's letters, offering an accessible look at this great author's personal vision for the spiritual life.

This thematic selection from his letters offers the freshest presentation of Lewis's writings since his death in 1963. Yours, Jack will showcase Lewis's remarkable teachings and vision for a new generation.

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