C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian #2019

C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian Gregory S. Cootsona C S Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian C S Lewis has long been recognized as a beloved author of children s literature and an apologist for Christian belief to a skeptical modern world In this new volume Gregory S Cootsona shows us how Le

  • Title: C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian
  • Author: Gregory S. Cootsona
  • ISBN: 9780664239404
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian Gregory S. Cootsona C.S Lewis has long been recognized as a beloved author of children s literature and an apologist for Christian belief to a skeptical modern world In this new volume, Gregory S Cootsona shows us how Lewis can also serve as a guide to the ups and downs of the Christian journey Like many of us, Lewis suffered from a variety of crises of faith and personal experience LikeC.S Lewis has long been recognized as a beloved author of children s literature and an apologist for Christian belief to a skeptical modern world In this new volume, Gregory S Cootsona shows us how Lewis can also serve as a guide to the ups and downs of the Christian journey Like many of us, Lewis suffered from a variety of crises of faith and personal experience Like us, he came to faith in a world that no longer respects Christian commitment or offers much room for belief in God Like us, he felt the absence of God when those closest to him died Like us, he wrestled with doubt, wondering if God is real, or simply the projection of his own wishes onto the screen of the universe Like us, he knew the kinds of temptations he described with such poignancy and humor in The Screwtape Letters.By examining these and the other crises of C.S Lewis s life, Cootsona shows us how Lewis found God in each one, and how he shared those discoveries with us in his writing All those wishing to deepen and enrich their own spiritual journey will find much guidance and wisdom in these pages.
    C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian Gregory S. Cootsona C S Lewis The Official Website for C S Lewis and His The official website for C S Lewis Browse a complete collection of his books, sign up for a monthly enewsletter, find additional resources, and . C S Lewis About C.S Lewis Official Site CSLewis Lewis wrote than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year C S Lewis s most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics C.S Lewis Biography Facts Britannica C.S Lewis, in full Clive Staples Lewis, born November , , Belfast, Ireland now in Northern Ireland died November , , Oxford, Oxfordshire, England , Irish born scholar, novelist, and author of about books, many of them on Christian apologetics, including The C.S Lewis Books, Life Religion Biography Oct , C.S Lewis was a prolific Irish writer and scholar best known for his Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series and his pro Christian texts. C S Lewis Quotes BrainyQuote C S Lewis Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. C.S Lewis Institute CS Lewis, CS Lewis Quote, Christian Dr Randy Newman is the Senior Teaching Fellow for the C.S Lewis Institute He posts regularly at his website, Connection Points, helping Christians engage people s hearts the way Jesus did. QUOTES BY C S LEWIS PAGE A Z Quotes C.S Lewis Quotes Author of The Chronicles of Narnia TOP QUOTES BY C S LEWIS of A Z Quotes God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.

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    1. This book does something different from most books about C S Lewis or his works The purpose of this book is neither biography, nor an exposition or critique of part or all of the writing of Lewis Rather, the writer seeks to introduce Lewis through the lens of the existential crises of life, as Lewis experienced them, as the author experienced them, and as we may experience them, either as atheists or Christians or in our common humanity.Cootsona summarizes the life of Lewis around crises he expe [...]

    2. A well written, scholarly work The author has a lot of respect for Lewis, which shows in every sentence, and the detailed research he s done help make sense of Lewis writings.Cootsona has expertly pulled together all Lewis writings, published and unpublished, and used them to create a holistic view of Lewis thought processes and understanding, thus allowing the reader to see the connections between Lewis life, each book, and the crises discussed within.It is slow going This isn t a book you can [...]

    3. Gregory Cootsona is an evangelical leaning Presbyterian pastor serving as Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship and College Ministries at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, California Chico is ensconced in Northern California near Redding and home to Chico State University He writes this book about Lewis from the perspective of one who has found Lewis to be a constant companion in the life of faith, helping him resolve doubts and navigate challenges to his faith He honors Lewis while also re [...]

    4. I just finished a journey A journey of one man in the crisis of life has brought many with his words and stories along the same journey Having only read a few of his books, I am a fan however, my children are bigger fans They were excited when the Chronicles of Narnia became a Disney movie and I excitedly took them to see They are great memories of great conversations of faith The goodness of God and the true condition of man are prevalent in CS Lewis writings He was a man that knew something wa [...]

    5. I was already a big C.S Lewis fan I ve read several of his books, always being blown away by his thoughts on Christianity Although I don t agree with 100% of what he says, I still find him fascinating in both his theology and his life Reading this well researched overview of Lewis struggles in his life and how his writings show how God has helped him overcome them was a wonderful push for me to read and look at of his essays and books Although Cootsona writes like he is speaking, or with a voi [...]

    6. Gregory Cootsona gives us a glimpse at the life of C.S Lewis and the profound writing that he brought to our world He also gives us his story, his journey through crisis and how reading the works of C.S Lewis he was able to navigate a path through the wilderness of evil, doubt and meaningless to find the true path of righteousness, mercy, grace, salvation and the way to God and a meaningful life.Throughout the book Cootsona will refer to the many writings of C.S Lewis to explain the issues of ou [...]

    7. Do we really need another book about C S Lewis I can hear some readers say Well, that depends such as whether the author has some new fact or insight While Gregory Cootsona is not adding anything new to what is known about Lewis, he is applying Lewis s extant writings in a novel manner Observing that many people the author included have turned to Lewis when facing various crises, Cootsona endeavors to identify common trouble spots and see how C S Lewis worked his way through them He groups them [...]

    8. What is the power of Clive Staples Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters, to lead contemporary readers to an understanding of Christianity, to deepen the faith of believers, and to be a faithful companion for those facing some of life s biggest decisions The Oxford scholar died in 1963, and yet his popularity is undiminished Why Greg Cootsona, Pastor of Adult Discipleship at Chico s Bidwell Presbyterian Church, and an academic in his own right, says of his own journ [...]

    9. A View the Crises that Shaped C S Lewis WritingDuring his early life, C S Lewis was a confirmed atheist While at Oxford he struggled with the problems of materialism, meaninglessness and anomie Eventually, after much soul searching he became in his words a reluctant convert to Christianity From this beginning, and probably because of it, he became one of the foremost apologists in the twentieth century, one who uses rational argument to defend Christianity His works such as Mere Christianity, an [...]

    10. Note A copy of this arc was given to me through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed reading this and have added to my wishlist of much wanted books It will definitely be a great addition to my bookshelves I have attempted to read C.S Lewis books several times, but have always either put them down because I had a hard time understanding the material or finished it but walked away still slightly confused After reading Pastor Cootsona s book, I think that I can finally go back to L [...]

    11. This is an interesting book looking into the life and writings of C.S Lewis as he journeys through his spiritual life The author has done extensive reading and research into C.S Lewis, trying to figure out why his words resound so strongly with him It is a spiritual journey for Mr Cootsona as well that eventually led him to becoming a pastor.If you love C.S Lewis, you will love this book and the look into his life with stories and quotes backing up such chapters as The Crisis of Materialism or T [...]

    12. Note I received this from Net Galley for free.I have been an ardent lover of Narnia since elementary school and watched the movies with glee I have read a multitude of Lewis other works both fiction and nonfiction One of my professors wrote her dissertation on C.S Lewis Four Loves while another taught a class on Lewis and Tolkien which was one of my favorites of my entire academic career Professor Lewis is part of the reason I am a Christian, a lover of fantasy, and a student of literature.All o [...]

    13. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.This was a very slow book for me to read, but only because it shifted my normal reading mind from flying through a book packed with action, romance, suspense, etc etc, to slowly reading through this book to truly understand one of my favorite children s fiction authors, CS Lewis No, I have not read any of this other works, though I am eyeing The Screwtape Letters I have read the Narnia Chronicles as a child and as an [...]

    14. C S Lewis will always be one of my favorite writers of Christian books The first book I ever read by him was Mere Christianity Since then, I have immersed myself in his fantasy stories and studied his nonfiction books I often read the books two or times because there is so much to gained from them that I often don t always notice important details the first time When I saw that Gregory Cootsona had written a book about the crises that Lewis had gone through, I couldn t wait to read it I am glad [...]

    15. I received an uncorrected proof of this book via NetGalley This book was very interesting, as I didn t know much about CS Lewis I enjoyed learning about how his life and his faith interwove with his work However, it was hard for me to stay involved It was a bit tedious for being such a short book It was hard for me to pick it back up when it was time to read again But the information provided and research done was exceptional.

    16. This probably deserves 3.5 stars I really enjoyed the framework of Lewis s life and literature in terms of human and Christian crises The themes are incredibly well organized, and I got enough of the author s voice for it to not feel like a textbook I recommend it Read my full review at Austin CNM.

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