When was the last time you read the Bible? According to the Pew Forum, about thirty-seven per cent of Americans say they read the Bible at least once a week. According to the introduction of the "C.S. Lewis Bible," an edition of the New Revised Standard Version published by HarperCollins, this book is for them, and for all other regular readers of the scriptures. To dispel any confusion, yes, this is the Bible, complete with crinkly, ready-to-tear paper; and no, it does not contain any previously undiscovered works of C.S. Lewis. The edition is generously sprinkled with the writer's quips, essays, and correspondence offering spiritual insight. But for the heathens, pagans, and general non-Bible-studying set, there is still plenty to glean.
If you're a fan of Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, but haven't had the chance to read his explicitly religious works (notably "The Screwtape Letters," which is now being adapted on Broadway, "The Problem of Pain," "A Grief Observed," and "Miracle"), this volume serves as kind of Cliff's Notes to his theology. Excerpts offer the reader a glimpse into how Lewis viewed his world and his place within it.
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