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The Beloved Works of C.S. Lewis and The Timeless Writings of C.S. Lewis (Hardback. $19.99 each)

C. S. Lewis, one of the world’s most celebrated authors, writes candidly, clearly,
imageand from the heart about the deepest human concerns of faith, joy, and love in this outstanding collection of four of his best-loved works.

Lewis’s autobiographical conversion story, Surprised by Joy, tells the true tale of a modern man who loses his faith and eventually reasons his way back to an acceptance of Christianity. Not choosing God as a last alternative or as a way out of an emotional crisis, his thoughtful path to the ultimate answer serves as an honest and inspiring story for his readers.

In Reflections on the Psalms, C. S. Lewis brings wisdom, sophistication, and reverence to his discussion of this popular book of the Bible, exploring the relevance of the Psalms to contemporary life. He next turns to a description of the many faces of love in The Four Loves. There are four basic kinds of human love: affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God; each has certain possibilities
and problems. Yet Lewis recommends the risks that accompany the rewards, since “hell is the only place outside of heaven where we can be safe from the dangers of love.”

Finally, meditations appropriate for every day of the Christian year are found
in The Business of Heaven. Taken from a wide range of Lewis’s writings, they are
designed to make the cycle of the church year a timeless and refreshingly new
spiritual experience. As Lewis once wrote, “Joy is the serious business of heaven,” and that spiritual joy, faith, and love are celebrated in the writings contained in
this special collection.

The Timeless Writings of C.S. Lewis brings together three other best-selling titles into one volume. The first book Lewis wrote after his conversion, The Pilgrim’simage Regress is the Bunyanesque allegory of John and his pursuit of a mysterious, sweet desire that leads him through adventures with Mr. Enlightenment, Mr. Mammon, Mother Kirk, and others. You’ll trace Lewis’s own journey to faith in this semi-autobiographical account of modern man’s consuming search for spiritual fulfillment.

In two collections of shorter essays and letters, Christian Reflections and God in the Dock, you’ll discover the wide scope of Lewis’s interests—literature, science, theology, war, prayer, capital punishment, culture, and much, much more. Some of these pieces were written specifically for periodicals, others were read to societies in Oxford and Cambridge, still others were originally prepared as talks to diverse audiences. All, however, share Lewis’s uniquely effective style and his tireless concern to relate basic—or “mere”—Christianity to every area of life.

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