C.S. Lewis, once an atheist, now a Christian gives a logical outline of being a Christian means in his words. Mere Christianity is complied of a series of radio broadcast during World War II. Each book goes in to detail of what he perceives is the meaning of being a Christian is. The purpose of this book is to explain the elements of the Christian faith. Lewis wrote this book to defend the “mere” Christianity and also mentions it will not help someone who is already a Christian and trying to decide which denomination to choose from, but to help people understand what it means to be a Christian. Lewis starts by describing the right and wrong ways of human nature, what Christians believe Christian behavior and the first steps to being a Christian. Each chapter builds on the previous one in logical order.
In book one, Lewis provides us with moral arugment of God’s existence. Human nature plays a big role in the sense of what’s right and what’s wrong. This is a part of the moral standards we should go by. When people denounce other’s behavior, he is not saying that other’s behavior is unpleasing to them but they may not have the same standards as the next person does. Each person will be different in their own set of beliefs and moral standards. And man should be unselfish at all times.
In book two, Lewis goes over what Christians believe. If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all other religions are wrong or bad, simply each person will have their own set of beliefs and will believe in their own religion. Lewis divides humanity into two divisions, the majority of people will believe in God and the other will not. Lewis pointed out how the majority of humans believe in a higher power and we were created by something higher and then he points out possibly scientifically we could have arrived on this earth or we just exist.
How Christians behave is the third series of this book. Lewis touches on a some important subjects in this part of the...