Lessons on Prayer

  • Nov 30, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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In a brief letter in August 1949, Lewis says, “I don’t feel I could write a book on Prayer: I think it would be rather ‘cheek’ of my part.” Nevertheless, he did end up writing Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer in which he writes to a fictitious friend about what …

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C. S. Lewis’s First Book: $1.99 ebook through 11/30 (U.S. only)

Spirits in Bondage ebook now $1.99 through 11/30/17 (U.S. only)
  • Nov 21, 2017
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A repackaged edition of the revered author’s first book—a collection of poems, written in the wake of World War I, in which the young intellectual and soldier wrestles with the perplexing polarities of life, including love and war, evil and goodness, and other complex dichotomies.

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Should Hell Veto Heaven?

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In the United States, Thanksgiving is November 23. As many people gather to be thankful for the earthly blessings of family, peace, and sustenance, let’s hope many more remember to always be thankful that Jesus says, “I go to prepare a place for you and I’ll come back again so …

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Is Happiness Progressive?

  • Nov 20, 2017
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In his article “Is Progress Possible,” published on July 13, 1958, and now available in God in the Dock, Lewis asks this question: “Are people becoming, or likely to become, better or happier?” It’s a question that is difficult to answer given that most people are unknown to ones who might be …

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The Harrowing of Hell

  • Oct 31, 2017
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In his letter to a Mrs. Sutherland (April 28, 1960), Lewis introduces several points about heaven that might catch you. Do you have hope of heaven? Do you know that there’s a place prepared for you and that in God’s plan, you now belong in heaven because of Jesus’ death …

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Who Is Interfering?

  • Oct 15, 2017
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When we think of religion we might turn to a set of rules that, if followed, will produce a sense of order and satisfaction. We may also view religion as an aim to experience a particular feeling or emotion through a variety of means. But Christianity is not chiefly about …

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“I strongly hoped [Christianity] was not true”

  • Sep 30, 2017
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“My own position at the threshold of Xtianity was exactly the opposite of yours,” Lewis writes in a 1950 letter. “You wish it were true: I strongly hoped it was not.” If Christianity is true, Lewis knew it would demand a change in him; he knew what Psalms 139 says:

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Patterns of Prayer

  • Sep 20, 2017
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Lewis points to two patterns of prayer in a letter on November 28, 1953. I think it’s a great help for anyone who is thinking about how best to pray. Lewis says the two patterns are seen in the life of Jesus: (A) the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest …

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Pitch Your Demands Heaven-High

  • Aug 30, 2017
  • Zach Kincaid
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C.S. Lewis prayed often. He says in one letter, “I have two lists of names in my prayers, those for whose conversion I pray, and those for whose conversion I give thanks. The little trickle of transferences from List A to List B is a great comfort.” It’s comforting to …

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