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Publisher Description

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, ‘Mere Christianity’ has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to ‘explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times’.

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, ‘Mere Christianity’ provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.


‘He has quite a unique power for making theology an attractive, exciting and fascinating quest.’ Times Literary Supplement

‘Lewis seeks in Mere Christianity to help us see religion with fresh eyes, as a radical faith whose adherents might be likened to an underground group gathering in a war zone, a place where evil seems to have the upper hand, to hear messages of hope from the other side.’ Kathleen Norris

About the author

Born in Ireland in 1898, Clive Staples Lewis gained a triple First at Oxford and was Fellow and Tutor at Magdalen College from 1925-54, where he was a contemporary of Tolkien. In 1954 he became Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge. C. S. Lewis was for many years an atheist, until his conversion, memorably described in his autobiography ‘Surprised by Joy’: “I gave in, and admitted that God was God … perhaps the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” He is celebrated for his famous series of children’s books, the Narnia Chronicles (which have been filmed and broadcast many times), as well as his literary criticism and science fiction. C. S. Lewis died on 22nd November 1963.

Fiction & Literature
15 June
William Collins

Customer Reviews

TheSaint82 ,

This book would convince me to become a Christian

A man who is able to put simply in to words things which seemed so complex before by painting pictures and scenarios must have had the hand of God on his life in a special way.

Not to say this is an easy read, I found myself re-reading sections to fully grasp them and at other times to marvel at what a revelation they were to me.

Christians and those wondering whether to pursue Christianity should read this book, and the read it again!

Merely a human ,

Merely Christianity

Please read this book if you want a logical and reasoned rationale for Christianity. I suspect how you receive it will depend on where you are in terms of your relationship with God. I pray that you are as moved and excited as I now am by the message it contains. C.S. Lewis was clearly blessed with great intelligence and analytical skills and I thank God for this. God is Love.

Andrew Agerbak ,

Insightful analysis - clear and provocative thinking

Tremendous clarity of thought. Commendable integrity in thinking through the implications. Insightful and innovative thinking

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