C.S. Lewis was an influential literature professor and writer in England during the early to mid 20th century. He was also a self-avowed atheist who set about to disprove the existence of God. Along the way in this attempt, Lewis became a Theist and then, eventually, became a Christian.
While Lewis is probably best know for his series, The Chronicles of Narnia, he authored many other books about life and how to be Christian in the middle of the chaos and pain that can be living. One seminal work is Mere Christianity, in which he seeks to challenge both non-believers (concerning their lack of belief in God) and Christians (concerning misconceptions about what it means “simply” to be Christian). As Kathleen Norris writes of his approach, “The Christianity Lewis espouses is humane but not easy; it asks us to recognize that the great religious struggle is not fought on a spectacular battleground, but within the ordinary human heart…”
Share in this journey with Lewis and with us as we seek to come to the challenge of what it means to be “merely” Christian.