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Is Your Lord Large Enough?: How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God (edition 2008)

by Peter J. Schakel

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Title:Is Your Lord Large Enough?: How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God
Authors:Peter J. Schakel
Info:IVP Books (2008), Paperback, 208 pages
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Tags:nonfiction, spirituality, religion, faith, Christianity, C.S. Lewis, authors, God, literature, Christian apologetics, Christian fiction, philosophy

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Is Your Lord Large Enough?: How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God by Peter J. Schakel



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NCLA Review - The author’s main purpose is to illustrate the way in which C.S. Lewis brought imagination into his writings to enable “us to grasp the meaningfulness of the Truth”. Schakel points out that Lewis believed that intellect and reason were important in our understanding of Christianity, but he (Lewis) wrote that the revelation of God requires “a response from the whole man”. Schakel uses 12 ideas which appear as recurring themes in Lewis’s fiction and non-fiction works, among them Prayer, Suffering, Doubt, and Death, to demonstrate how Lewis’s writings seek to help believers expand their concept of God. He also includes quotations from Lewis’s contemporaries to compare their thoughts to Lewis’s. Included at the end of each chapter are thought-provoking questions for reflection or discussion. An added treat are the Appendixes on Lewis’s Life, Lewis’s Thought, Lewis’s Works and a List of Books About Lewis. Dr. Shakel teaches English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and has written 2 other books on C.S. Lewis. Rating: 4—MN ( )
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"Every year you grow, you will find me bigger."
--Aslan to Lucy in

C. S. Lewis was, of course, a brilliant apologist, and his books contain much to feed your intellect. But Lewis was also very concerned about Christian formation and strongly desired to help believers deepen their faith and broaden their vision of God.

In this book Peter Schakel opens to you the more practical parts of Lewis's wonderful writings. Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt and love, Schakel draws principles from Lewis's nonfiction as well as illustrations from the Chronicles of Narnia to stir your imagination and soul so that you might see God in new ways. In addition, the author quotes from contemporaries of Lewis, showing how their thinking fit with Lewis's.

With reflection questions included, this deeper look at Lewis's formational writings is valuable for your personal devotions or for group discussions. Either way, as you read you will find God bigger and bigger.

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