The Divine ConspiracyThe Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard is nutritious brain food for thinking Christians. Dr. Willard is an ordained Southern Baptist clergyman on the faculty of the Philosophy department of the University of Southern California. The Divine Conspiracy is his contemporary and thoughtful understanding of Christ's Sermon on the Mount. To get your copy click The Divine Conspiracy : Rediscovering...

 

 


Honest ChristianityHonest Christianity by Clinton McLemore explores the connection between psychological honesty and spiritual growth. A clinical psychologist, he views sin as the refusal to reckon with truth and looks at lying as a practice so widespread that it is institutionalized in modern society. Order your copy by sending your check for $7 to

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coverMere Christianity by C. S. Lewis has been the most influential book in the conversion of more thinking people than any other written in the 20th century. Writing with reason, imagination and wit, this professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Oxford and Cambridge addresses two of our greatest needs: clarifying Christianity and uniting Christians. The basis of our unity is not the lowest common denominator, but our common love and obedience to Jesus Christ. 

In the Preface Lewis writes:

I hope that no reader will suppose that "mere" Christianity is here put forward as an alternative to the creeds of the existing communions -- as if a man could adopt it in preference to Congregationalism or Greek Orthodoxy or anything else. It is more like a hall out of which doors open into several rooms. If I can bring anyone into that hall I shall have done what I attempted. But it is in the rooms, not the hall, that there are fires and chairs and meals. The hall is a place to wait in, a place from which to try the various doors, not a place to live in. For that purpose, the worst of the rooms (whichever that may be) is, I think, preferable. It is true that some people may find that they have to wait in the hall for a considerable time, while others feel almost at once which door they must knock at. I do not know why there is this difference, but I am sure that God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait. When you do enter your room, you will find that the long wait has done you some kind of good which you would not have had otherwise. But you must regard it as waiting, not as camping. You must keep on praying for light: and of course, even in the hall, you must begin trying to obey the rules which are common to the whole house. And above all you must be asking which door is the true one; not which pleases you best by its paint and paneling. In plain language, the question should never be: "Do I like that kind of service?" but "Are the doctrines true; Is holiness here? Does my conscience move me towards this? Is my reluctance to knock at this door due to my pride, or my mere taste, or my personal dislike of the this particular door-keeper?"

When you have chosen your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrong, they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house.

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