Preparing for Easter ~ Review

Preparing for Easter ~ Review
Preparing for Easter ~ Review

Fans of C. S. Lewis may be interested in these 50 devotional readings leading up to Easter. Preparing for Easter is a 7-week (plus one day) devotional taken from the writings of C. S. Lewis. The Kindle version of this book is currently $1.99.

C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis was a twentieth-century writer with a vast audience, most famous for his Chronicles of Narnia series for children.

The selections included in this book are taken from a variety of his writings, including familiar books such as The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The Four Loves, The Great Divorce, and Mere Christianity, along with lesser known books and essays.

People often describe C. S. Lewis as the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. And he clearly deserves such a title, since Lewis provided the groundwork for many thoughtful Christians for why the Christian faith not only remains intellectually credible but also provides the best vantage point for seeing and understanding our world today. This is certainly one of the main reasons for explaining the very strange phenomenon of an author selling many more copies of such works as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and The Four Loves today than during the author’s own lifetime….

In many Christian traditions, the period before Easter is seen as a time of spiritual preparation for the day we later celebrate and welcome the “grand miracle” Christ accomplished through the cross. In these anticipatory days, often called Lent, many Christians choose the spiritual discipline of reading a devotional work each morning to help keep their focus on God.

from the Preface

The selections were chosen by Zachry Kincaid, editor of the official C. S. Lewis website blog.

C. S. Lewis was an Anglican and the season of Lent likely played an important part in his life. But those Christians of any denomination will enjoy these selections from books and essays that many of us will never encounter and yet that provide us a way to focus on the Easter season.

This year we have been enjoying these writings from C. S. Lewis after dinner as a family. Highly recommended!