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By C. S. Lewis

"He believed that such difficulties had at the very least crucial solutions and set out like a hound at the smell of a fox to discover them. He loved solutions greater than questions." – from the Preface

C.S. Lewis believed within the absolute common sense of religion; his books, letters, and essays established the immutability of faith in his lifestyles. This assortment mines their pages to convey out a few of his crucial classes and to show off the subjects that supplied the root for his philosophy: the character of guy, the ethical international, Sin, The Christian dedication, Love and intercourse, Hell and Heaven, and others. His preoccupations produced inspiring literature that was once occasionally whimsical, frequently provocative, and consistently emotionally compelling. right here, then, is an anthology to come to back and again—whenever we so much desire knowledge, perception into how most sensible to strive against with a selected problem, or just the type of unforeseen standpoint Lewis consistently provides.


"Lewis's remorseless pursuit of readability, his excessive ethical predicament, [and] the ordinary hue of fable, faerie, and Eden which informs all his paintings . . . those are the following, and in share to how one might locate them if one have been to learn each Lewis ever published." —New York instances ebook Review

"A entire reminder of the wit, realizing, braveness, ideas, and prejudices of 1 of the nice lay preachers of our time."—Times Literary Supplement

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of many nice writers of the 20th century, additionally remains to be one in every of our such a lot influential Christian thinkers. He wrote greater than thirty books, either renowned and scholarly, together with The Chronicles of Narnia sequence, The Screwtape Letters, The 4 Loves, Mere Christianity, and stunned through pleasure.

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He said he felt helpless because he couldn’t be by my side—his legs were numbed from the spinal tap. My brother Tim was at Kapaa High School in the library when he got the call from Noah. He hung up on him, left school, and raced to the hospital. Q. What kind of shark was it? Was it a great white? A. It was a tiger shark. Q. Did you lose a lot of blood? A. Yes, tons. I lost over fifty percent of the blood in my body. Most people die from losing that much blood. I had to get a blood transfusion!

A. I lost ninety percent of my arm—all the way up to the shoulder. And it took a big eighteen-inch bite out of my surfboard too. Q. Did you cry? A. Yes, I did cry. Not right away. But I cried in the hospital after the doctor removed the stitches and told me I would have to wait another five days before I could go into the ocean. The tiny stitch holes needed to close before I could go in. Losing an arm takes some getting used to. Not being able to surf was the most painful. Q. What kept you going while you were in the hospital and having surgery?

How long did it take you to get back to the shore? A. Twenty minutes. Q. How did you stop from bleeding out all your blood? A. My friend’s father, Holt Blanchard, used his rash guard as a tourniquet while we were still in the water. Later he replaced it with a surf leash as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Q. Were you in really deep water when it happened? A. Yes, I was a long way out from the beach. It was about a quarter of a mile—over two reef shelves. Q. Where were your mom and dad? A. My mom was back home after dropping me off to surf for the morning.

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