Mere Christianity is the most popular of C. S. Lewis’s works of
nonfiction, with several million copies sold worldwide.
Heard first as radio addresses and then published as three separate
books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond
Personality this book brings together Lewis’s legendary broadcast talks
of the war years.
It talks in which he set out simply to “explain and defend the belief
that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times.”
November,29 1898 – November,22 1963
Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast Ireland to his father Albert and
his mother Florence, he had one brother whose name was Warren. At the
age of four his dog Jacksie got ran over by a car and he made an
announcement to everyone that his name was now going to be Jacksie.
Later on in life he accepted the name Jack and was often referred to by
CS Lewis studied at Wynyard School in his early years and later attended
Campbell College which was located a short distance from his home. In
1913 he enrolled in Malvern College and it was during this time he
renounced his Christian upbringing and became an atheist.
As a young boy CS Lewis enjoyed the Beatrix Potter series and soon found
himself writing and illustrating his own books.
CS Lewis joined the British Army during World War I and became a
commissioned officer. He was later wounded during the Battle of Arras
but soon recovered and was sent back to England, where he spent the rest
of the war.
Even though he announced he was an atheist at the age of 15, by the age
of 33 he had returned to his Christian faith with great joy. As a young
boy one of the strongest arguments for atheism was a quote by Lucretius
and it went something like this.
"Had God designed the world, it would not be a world so frail and faulty
as we see."
Some of the people that CS Lewis admired were J. R. Tolkien and W. B.
CS Lewis died at his house while suffering from long term illness.
Aldous Huxley, John F. Kennedy and CS
Lewis died on the same day November 22, 1963.