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Discovering Mere Christianity




 

In 2005, I decided to launch a monthly newsletter called Conversations with the Culture. Using key ideas/themes/scenes from a variety of movies and TV shows, I have chosen to base short bible studies and my personal reflections regarding societal trends on these key ideas. In this e-book, I’ve taken one of my favorite books, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, and crafted a series of newsletters around the main chapters of his work.

I hope you’ll consider using this with a High School or College group study and conversation. Or, perhaps some pastors could be moved by God in developing a sermon for a church service.

Star Wars

Star Wars

More than at any time in our history, people question whether or not Jesus Christ is really the Son of God. People may agree that there is a “higher spiritual power,” but they can’t see Jesus as being the only way to come to Him – or “IT.” Take the Star Wars series, particularly The Return of the Jedi. Based on a 2011 census in England, “Jedi” had over 175,000 adherents in that country.  Imagine that – people actually worship a imaginary character. How does one even start to have a conversation about truth when the concept of anything being TRULY “true” is so foreign?
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

And so, you might ask: How can a religion based on a make believe movie character even exist? Perhaps it’s because, in our day, we hear that all religions are the same. That somehow, some sort of circle of life connects us all – that all things are connected to “mother earth.” This idea says there’s no such thing as sin – and hence, no sense of guilt is needed.  Beginning in the 1960s, we’ve raised several generations to believe all religions are the same – that morality is “relative.”

 

Schindler’s List

Schindler's List

In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis dealt with all sorts of questions about God and Jesus. It is a book that has had a profound effect on my life, and I encourage you to buy a copy and read it yourself. I’ve compiled a series of newsletters I’ve written based on Lewis’ work, using movies from the last 25 years to illustrate his points. CLICK HERE and I’ll give you access to a sample chapter using the movie Schindler’s List.

 

Discovering Mere Christianity at the Movies

Discover Mere Christianity at the Movies

Order Discovering Mere Christianity at the Movies for Just $2.95. This e-book comes in a downloadable PDF file which you can share with whomever you like. To order, click the purchase icon. Once you go make a payment via Paypal’s secure site, you’ll be taken to a page where you can download the e-book in PDF format!