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It’s here…launch day for the new Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal from Home School Adventure Co.! I’ve been enjoying my review time with this short, but ‘deep’ resource, while working through C.S. Lewis’ book Mere Christianity.
Now, let me start by saying that you do NOT need to be a homeschooling family to benefit from this study. Rather, anyone from teenager to adult can make great use of this guide to help you dig a little deeper into C.S. Lewis’ book.
What You’ll find inside Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal
Mere Christianity is actually a compilation of radio talks by C.S.Lewis that aired during World War II.
Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe
What Christians Believe
Beyond Personality (or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity)
The Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal journal follows the book with a collection of questions for either private reflection or discussion. The overall goal is to strengthen your critical thinking while helping you develop a strong biblical worldview.
Neither C.S. Lewis’ book or this journal has a particular denominational tie, something that C.S. Lewis was quick to point out in the first section. This journal was originally developed for use with the Philosophy Adventure curriculum, but can be used as a stand alone product. Costs are $28.95 for print and $18.95 for digital format.
How I Used the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal
As my boys are playing catch up on school work right now, I decided to be the sole user of the journal. Originally, I tried to read a free pdf file of Mere Christianity while working through the questions on the computer. However, I quickly decided that just was NOT working as the technology was getting in the way of my really delving into the study. So, I now am the proud owner of a paperback copy of the book (acquired from our local homeschool store’s used shelf) and have printed out the journal pages so I can solidify my thoughts a little better by the act of writing.
I must confess that while the first few sections of the book all clicked and went quickly, I found myself needing to slow down a bit as I went. I guess there’s just too much for rumination to speed through the material! I have yet to even get into Book 2 and must admit I’m getting a little impatient at my own progress and thinking about going out of order as I’m eager to begin Book 3 for it’s tackling of morality.
But to give you a taste of what is inside, here is one question and my initial thoughts from the preface of the book:
“Why did he intentionally avoid promoting one Christian denomination over another?”
C.S. Lewis states that the entire purpose of this discourse is to find the common ground among Christians and have that lead to what constitutes a Christian. Writing from one particular denomination’s viewpoint would lead to an overshadowing of the commonality and instead have the reader (or listener) put more focus on the differences.
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