C. S. Lewis’s “Mere Christianity”: A Biography by George M. Marsden

C. S. Lewis's Engrossing: I saw it at the public library last night, picked it up, and polished it off this morning. Marsden knows how to go about telling a story.

It seems a precious premise: the biography of a book. But Marsden makes it work. This is a serious meditation on what Lewis was doing (in this book particularly but also with his life in general) and why he succeeded, and it manages to be, in the final chapter, a worthwhile meditation on what makes something like ‘Mere Christianity’ lasting.

I’m impressed both at Marsden’s modesty and his slyness.


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