The Grand Miracle has ratings and 16 reviews. Bob said: I love this. This book is a compilation of speeches, essays and short commentaries and, in my. A Christmas reading from C. S. Lewis, focusing on how the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Jesus are reflected in nature, and the choice we human. 12 Dec My favorite passage in all of C.S. Lewis’s writings is from his book Miracles. In in the chapter “The Grand Miracle” he compares the Incarnation.
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I finished the book that day but have not stopped thinking about the various topics.
I very much enjoy the “light touch” as the author himself describes his style Lewis employs to discuss some very deep truths indeed. On the experience of miracles; On silence and religious belief; On the mirace conflict between work and prayer, and much more.
Oct 19, Sheryl rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course it is C. This book was another excellent example of Lewis’ ability to make very clean, logical arguments in defense of a faith that he came to late in life and on his own.
Tori rated it it was amazing Jan 06, May 21, Liz rated it really liked it.
A little too dry. In the Christian story God descends to re-ascend. As always, surprising and interesting.
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Excellent read of Lewis’ shorter subjects. Preview — The Grand Miracle by C. Klaudio Marashi rated it lwwis liked it Jun 18, Or even in the case of a religion like Mohammedanism, nothing essential would be altered if you took away the miracles.
To date, the Narnia books have sold over million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures. Torrance is a central truth to the whole Gospel. God has reached our existence in the incarnation. Now, it seems to me that precisely the one religion in the world, or, at least the only one I know, with which you could not do that lewiw Christianity.
Seekar rated it it was granf Dec 16, After reading “What Christmas means to me,” I could not stop reading. Lewis would have had the best blog on the internet if he was alive today, this collection of short essays will put that one to rest.
Christ may have theoretically done it, but ghe we are still divided from Him. You also see lots of essays that spawned full books later on such as the thoughts that inspired Miracles in multiple essays. Historically this is not the case, and you can see here that with C. The Grand Miracle is a collection of Lewis’ speeches, radio interviews, and other short responses to theological questions. The Mirwcle is a fascinating study, and one that I believe is far too often over looked in western Christianity.
If you’ve read no Lewis, this would be as good a place to start as any, although if you are not a Christian, I suggest you begin with Mere Christianity. If you take that away there is nothing specifically Christian left. Jun 16, Tara rated it it was ok. The incarnation is stunning because when Christ comes He comes to bring us home. Cw Akins rated it it was amazing Nov 04, There may be many admirable human things which Christianity shares with all other systems in the world, but there would be nothing specifically Christian.
Without the vicarious humanity of Christ, elwis are left to finish the work css. For example, the early church fathers seemed to think that the incarnation was just as stunning of an announcement as the death and resurrection of Christ.
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The Grand Miracle by C. Do grxnd believe in miracles? This work is a vicarious work of God, both for us, as us, and with us all.
This is great reading for anyone who loves bite-sized bits of spiritual insight from one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the last century. Lewos I should revisit it at a later time Morrison is an American, ecumenical writer and theologian with a passion for the good news of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is first and foremost a person! Baxter Kruger, Incarnation — T.
It is precisely one great miracle. He became bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh, therefore reaching into our very existence in order to bring us home to Himself.