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Here are 5 Free Ebooks for Kindle that are worth checking out:

These were taken from Amazon’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

For most of these, I have no idea when (or if) the book will cease to be free…

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If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

By Alister McGrath

What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks.

What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination; from his role as a Christian apologist during World War II to his growth as a celebrated author of classic children’s literature. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?

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A Theologian of the People?

A review of

The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis
Alister E. McGrath

Paperback: Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
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Reviewed by Shaun C. Brown

 

In 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of the death of C.S. Lewis (who died on November 22, 1963, the same day as the assassination of John F. Kennedy), theologian Alister McGrath has turned his attention to the popular twentieth century writer of fiction, popular Christian apologist, and literary scholar. McGrath may be the ideal person to take up the study of Lewis. Lewis and McGrath were both born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland (while Lewis did spend time at English boarding schools), studied and lectured at Oxford University (Lewis, however later taught at Cambridge, and McGrath currently teaches at King’s College London). They also both went through years of skepticism and atheism before embracing the Christian faith in the Church of England.

 

Earlier this year, McGrath also published a biography of Lewis called C.S. Lewis: A Life: Eccentric Genius. Reluctant Prophet. While that volume seeks to establish Lewis’ life story, The Intellectual World of C.S. Lewis serves as an academic volume to explore various aspects of Lewis’s thought and explore Lewis’s significance in his cultural context and in the contemporary world.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)


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Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
By Michael Pollan

Listen to an interview from NPR

 

Read an excerpt from Alister McGrath’s brand new biography of C.S. Lewis…

 

[ One of our new book releases
to watch for this week
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C. S. Lewis – A Life: Eccentric Genius, Reluctant Prophet

Alister McGrath

Hardback: Tyndale, 2013.
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