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  • Title: From the Library of C. S. Lewis: Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey (Writers' Palette Book)
  • Author: James Stuart Bell Jr. Anthony Palmer Dawson
  • ISBN: 9780877880448
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Discover great truths from C S Lewis s mentorsC S Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us in The Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in Mere Christianity His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable But who influenced CDiscover great truths from C S Lewis s mentorsC S Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia, intrigued us in The Screwtape Letters, mystified us in The Space Trilogy, and convinced us in Mere Christianity His influence on generations of Christians has been immeasurable But who influenced C S Lewis What were the sources of his inspiration Who were his spiritual mentors Who were his teachers Drawn from Lewis s personal library, annotations, and references from his writings, the selections in this book bring us into contact with giants such as Dante, Augustine, and Chaucer, as well as introduce us to contemporary writers such as G K Chesterton, Charles Williams, George MacDonald, and J R R Tolkien Over 250 selections provide a vast array of inspiration from those who have shone forth as messengers of light in Lewis s own thinking, writing, and spiritual growth.A rare glimpse into the intellectual, spiritual, and creative life of one of literature s great writers, From the Library of C S Lewis is a treasury of insight and wisdom.
    From the Library of C S Lewis Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey Writers Palette Book Discover great truths from C S Lewis s mentorsC S Lewis was perhaps the greatest Christian thinker of the twentieth century He delighted us in The Chronicles of Narnia intrigued us in The Screwtape L

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    1. From the Library of C.S Lewis is a reference book filled with selections from C.S Lewis personal library This book, compiled by James Stuart Bell and Anthony Dawson, is broken into eighteen sections The primary focus of the book is to highlight works and writers who influenced Lewis spiritual journey, as Lewis is regarded as one of the finest Christian thinkers of the 20th Century There are a few other sections that are not dedicated to religion such as a section on fantasy imagination , but the [...]

    2. C.S Lewis didn t become famous and influential in isolation His writing was fuelled not just by his thoughts, but also by his reading and the thoughts of others James Stuart Bell s compilation gives readers access to those volumes and authors beloved and well read by Lewis It s an interesting collection covering centuries of writing and a fascinating breadth of philosophies and belief.The excerpts are all short, few covering than a page, and each is tagged with the name of the writer and why or [...]

    3. I am in love with the concept behind the From the Library of C S Lewis Selections from Writers Who Influenced His Spiritual Journey books compiled by James Stuart Bell Wouldn t you love to enjoy the same works of authors that influenced C.S Lewis Well with this one book you can save a lot of shelf space and still enjoy inspiration writing that may indeed have inspired the ultimate inspirer in C.S Lewis Whether you use this as a daily devotion or just research, it is interesting and enjoyable to [...]

    4. A friend and I were going to read this book together Indeed this is an excellent book for that purpose It is an anthology of authors and writings which most profoundly influenced the great Christian apologist, C S Lewis and as such is doubly rich First, each of the selections can be read and appreciated for and on its own merit and secondly, it can be viewed from the perspective of the influence it had on Lewis and his works.From the Library of C S Lewis consists of almost 200 selections from am [...]

    5. So this book took me a lot longer to get through that it probably should have sorry publishers and Blogging for Books , though in my defense this book is long 402 pages and a bit of a slog.From the Library of C.S Lewis is a collection of quotations and passages from the books that were on C.S Lewis s shelves or mentioned in his works In runs the whole spectrum, ranging from ancient to modern and Protestant to Catholic to Orthodox I don t remember there being any major non Christian sources, but [...]

    6. C S Lewis is one of the greatest and most popular Christian thinkers and writers of the 20th century He is best known for The Chronicles of Narnia series, but he also wrote such great works as The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity.James Stuart Bell along with Anthony P Dawson put together a collection of work from the library of C.S Lewis These are the writers, the thinkers, the people, the works that inspire Lewis Bell writes in the introduction, Yet, except for the scholars doing the res [...]

    7. Your God is Too Small J B PhillipsIf you are a C.S Lewis reader, you don t want to miss this book on Lewis influential authors and mentors Most of us have been influenced by people who we hold in high regard When we quote a book, author, poem etc it is because these authors have contributed to our life s journey and have helped us on our way.I can t begin to quote all the authors, there are so many to be contemplated Many are simple, other s need attention but you will gain wisdom from those wh [...]

    8. Understanding theology and philosophy of religion is a daunting task Thankfully this compilation of prolific writers, saints, and theologians is tactfully cut up into bite size portions that the average person can digest and understand James Stuart Bell takes the most significant passages from Christian writers and thinkers that influenced the masterpieces of C S Lewis and puts them all together in this great work Bell even goes so far as to write a short biography of each individual quoted refe [...]

    9. C.S Lewis was a masterful writer Who were the people who influenced his life What books and authors would you find in his library if he were alive today In his new book, James S Bell, with Anthony Dawson, answers these questions and .C.S Lewis was a prolific writer of such classics as the Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape Letters His Christian beliefs ran deep and he used writing as a way to express himself But, givers must also find resources for their own strength, and C.S Lewis had many [...]

    10. There is one way to get behind the genius and the character of a man look at this library Granted, you assume that he s read everything that s there But even if half of the library is half read, you ve got something to go on I have profited spiritually and intellectually from this book There are tidbits upon tidbits from the authors that Lewis read and marked remarked about I chose to read it devotionally, that is, just a page or two at a time I m glad I did It took me longer but I profited much [...]

    11. It is difficult to appreciate these types of anthologies for what they were created for Well, now that I think about it, I guess they were primarily created for money making endeavors not necessarily to offer words of wisdom.Anyway, while the selections included herein are pertinent and, at times, powerful they lack the build up that the original authors created It s like reading the punch line of a joke without the context it just doesn t work.However, with included authors like Barfield, Chest [...]

    12. From the Library of C.S Lewis is a wonderfully accessible collection of passages from great thinkers who influenced Lewis, arranged thematically It was fun to see some of the germs of Lewis thought extant here The format is perfect though the ideas are at times lofty and esoteric, the bite size nature allows them to be puzzled out as necessary The brief biographical notes also helped put into context why the authors were influential to Lewis, though one wishes there were a bit detail in this re [...]

    13. I bought this book to get a better idea of the authors who influenced C.S Lewis and to find some new authors to explore beyond this book I still think that is the best way to use this book I am always afraid that by reading just a small excerpt from a work that I am going to take things out of context or not understand the author s true intent That being said, the book contained some very interesting excerpts from books, essays and poems of various authors But it is just a jumping off point.

    14. Since I love C.S Lewis in all forms, I thought this would be an interesting book It has one two page excerpts from writers he admired and who presumably played a role in his literary and philosophical development For the most part, the pieces and writers are well chosen, although much of this is not light reading It is a good book to dip into a few pages at a time, which leaves time to reflect on the writer s comments before moving on.

    15. This is nice enough It is very scatterbrained and seems just different people quoted slightly at random CS Lewis was a prolific writer, so the people he read had to have been very prolific as welld they were Their is a variety of quotes, in this book, of great theologians and scholars Its not a book to read straight thru It would be very heavy if one did that But it is nice from time to time to look into it.

    16. I was able to read the first quarter or so of this book and thoroughly enjoyed it I ve taken it off my shelf simply because I don t see myself being able to come back to it within the next year or so.It s a collection of page long quotes from a plethora of amazing people who gave us great examples of how to serve God in the name of Christ I loved it, and if you get the chance I d recommend taking a look through.

    17. I thought the book was incredible the only objection i have is that now i have a long list of other authors i need to read extensively to even begin to grasp some really intense theology that was touched upon in these excerpts so its not actually an objection at all, just going to be tough on my pocket book regardless, this book make me feel excited and humbled thank you for compiling, james bell

    18. I gave it four stars because I couldn t give it five since a good portion of this book took a lot of brain power for busy shelley It was well worth the energy I put out If I could comprehend the brilliant things some of the authors were writing it would most surely get a five star I totally loved running into the writings of the wife of C.S Lewiswe could ve talked over a cup of tea

    19. I was reminded of how brilliant Lewis is at taking difficult concepts and making them accessible and intuitive Many of these excerpts were difficult for one reason or another but I could see the gem that Lewis pulled out of each, polished, and presented to his lucky readers.Perhaps I m lazy, but I think I ll continue to rely on Lewis, rather than spending a lot time on his sources

    20. This is a collection of assorted classics which influenced the writing and thinking of C S Lewis The writings are snippets i.e short so are designed to be introductions to classical spiritual thought and or as devotionals to be meditated on over time rather than simply read through.

    21. What we read shapes our thoughts How intriguing to read what a great mind like C.S Lewis read I loved the selections chosen to sample his library Favorites were articles that no one really reads or talks about any I love the antiquity of this collection

    22. It introduced me to some good authors, reminded me of others I already liked, and in a couple instances gave me some forgettable pages The selections were sometimes not the most representative, and the section titles were a little obscure It is a little heavy on sanctification perhaps.

    23. Excellent By reading bits of those who influence Lewis my appetite is whet with dozens of new authors to read.

    24. Selected readings from writers Lewis admired and referred to Some a bit opaque, but most interesting in their own right.

    25. I am using this book as a daily devotional for this year It s an amazing book It is filled with writtings from all the old spiritual greats of history Timeless Classic.

    26. Lewis is one of my favorite authors, I liked the springboard this book gave me into reading of the authors that influenced him and so on.

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