BOOK OF THE MONTH
MARCH
 
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
 
One of the most popular introductions to Christian faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide.  The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendry broadcast talks of the war years, talks in which he set out simply to “explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.”  Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, Lewis provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.  It is a collection of scintillating brilliance that remains strikingly fresh for the modern reader and at the same time confirms C.S. Lewis’s reputation as one of the leading writers and thinkers of our age.
 
 
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day.  He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.  He wrote more than 30 books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.  His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.