This book, Mere Christianity, has been transformational to so many.

C.S. Lewis Minute

Today (July 7, 2012) marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the landmark book Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Of course, this is an unusual anniversary because, it’s not really a “book” in one sense of the word, but it is a collection of three previously published books. Add to this, the fact that those books were collections of previous radio broadcasts over the BBC before they were published!

There have been many fine places that have recounted the history of Mere Christianity, so I’ll not do that here. If you want to be reminded of this, or learn more about it consider reading a piece written by Dr. David Downing called Mere Christianity: “Making Righteousness Readable” from HarperOne’s CSLewis.com blog.

Another interesting article is from Mike W. Perry on the Discovery Institute site. It’s an article called Publication History of C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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