Miracles

Miracles

by C. S. Lewis

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Overview

In the classic Miracles, C.S. Lewis, the most important Christian writer of the 20th century, argues that a Christian must not only accept but rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060653019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2015
Series: C. S. Lewis Signature Classics
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 110,828
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.

Date of Birth:

November 29, 1898

Date of Death:

November 22, 1963

Place of Birth:

Belfast, Nothern Ireland

Place of Death:

Headington, England

Education:

Oxford University 1917-1923; Elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford in 1925

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Miracles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I should recommend Lewis¿s Miracles to any who are truly capable of maintaining a sincere and unbiased forbearance in understanding the arguments in support of a supernatural God. Once the mind is finally liberated from all such ridiculously wobbly notions of subjectivity, I then encourage you with the swiftness of lightning to tackle this book and cherish its deeply esoteric merits. To be sure, it has Lewis¿s usual witty words tied around meanings that cause an 'awakening' to stir within the being. You nervously sit back, your heart quivering, not being able to help but ask your self, ¿So, God, are you really there? I couldn't see you...¿ No doubt, the Joy that is left with you at the closing of pages drapes you with something marvelous, lifting you up to something you¿ve always wished to be--and so much more. And, fortunately, you realize that God is not something of wishful-thinking, but more so, as C. S. Lewis had once said, ¿of thoughtful wishing!¿ But I ask you, readers, not to believe Miracles a bunch of evangelizing rubbish! It was not meant to be. Reason with your self, that is what Lewis had desired. To fully grasp this book, you have to be able to open your heart and mind, and then surely all things will become quite clear. A marvelous book, indeed.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
There are times when I read books that are basically "theological" in nature because I am a preacher, but I do not normally review them. However, this book on Miracles by the famed English writer C. S. Lewis, best known for his Chronicles of Narnia, has more application than just to theological studies. First, it deserves a prominent place in the field of evidences or apologetics, especially since Lewis had once been an agnostic and basically thought and studied his way out of agnosticism into faith. Second, our children need to be taught critical thinking skills, and since some understanding of logic is necessary in developing critical thinking skills, this book can be helpful because the arguments in it are built on a pre-eminently logical basis. Therefore, it would make an wonderful resource for high school students studying this topic. There are a couple of warnings. The book is not an easy read. Although there is quite a bit of sardonic, English humor which some people could miss, many people might consider the book a bit dry. In any event, you cannot whiz through this book while watching television, listening to the radio, carrying on a conversation, or whatever. It requires one's complete attention to understand it, but I believe it is well worth the time and effort. Secondly, you may not necessarily agree with all of Lewis's conclusions. He indicated his opinion that the miracles of the Old Testament fall into the category of "myth," although He argued that God gave the Hebrews these myths as a foreshadowing of the true miracles of Christ, and then said, "My present view...is tentative and liable to any amount of correction." Perhaps he eventually received that correction. Also, he apparently accepted some degree of theistic evolution, with references to man's pre-human ancestors the "recapitulation" of our ancestors' traits while in the womb. In addition, he used an illustration that makes reference to "wine" (and he definitely means the alcoholic kind) as being a gift from God for our benefit. And in the last couple of chapters before the epilogue, there are several speculations which may well be within the realm of possibility but which not every Bible believer may accept. Aside from these things, this is a really interesting and beneficial book.
WolfCH More than 1 year ago
As a Christian I was moved by this rational and unwavering account of the super naturalist versus the naturalist and how these two opposites co-exist. C.S. Lewis in Miracles provides both Christian and non-Christian a deep understanding through reason and proof after proof that science and the supernatural God can both exist. If you are a Christian your belief will only be strengthened and if you are a non-believer you will not be one long after reading his mind changing book. Read it slow, saver every minute. This is a book from a man that was way beyond his time. A man who was a gift from the hand of God. Carl Hardy, a Catholic Christian
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an extremely interesting read. Lewis's literary style parallels that of Mere Chriatianity by the use of frequent analogies and logical deduction. In arguing the plausibility of miracles and the supernatural realm he also provides support for Christianity itself. Parts of the book were confusing but overall Lewis was successfully able to answer deep theological questions in a way that readers at all levels of religious belief could comprehend. I would suggest this book to all those questioning the possibility of miracles and to those who may be seeking further defense or support of their Christian faith.
Steve1 More than 1 year ago
C.S. Lewis writes with possibly the greatest insight of any author in recent time. This is a classic that will make everyone think. A must read.
afderrick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The book was alright but I doubt I will read it again. C.S. Lewis goes through and starts at the beginning arguing that miracles do exist. He starts out with the idea that there is nature and then a supernature or something that exists outside of nature itself. Then he explains how the supernature (God) can affect nature without knocking nature off balance but that all of the miracles of God occur in perfect harmony with how God has created nature to behave. Mr. Lewis ends the book with explaining the different miracles that occured in the Bible and how they fit into the grand scheme of miracles. It was a difficult book to read and I found myself unable to sit more than about an hour at a time and read it without taking some time as a break or to let my brain digest everything I had read
deusvitae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fantastic and excellent apology for belief in supernaturalism and, more specifically, the divinity and acts of the God of Israel. Lewis confronts a skeptical and naturalistic world with excellent arguments demonstrating how there is more to the universe than what is perceptible on the natural plane, defining miracles and how miracles truly work, demolishing Hume's argument from probability, and providing robust defenses for the Incarnation, Resurrection, and Jesus' miracle-working powers. A most excellent book to encourage the believer and challenge the skeptic.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is challenging reading, primarily because Mr. Lewis takes such a philosophical look at the problem of miracles. Too often, arguments about the tenants of Christianity seem to be nothing more than name calling - but this book makes a reasoned case for the possibility that miracles are not only possible, but make a lot of sense. There are some truly exalting ideas of the state of man and God in this book, which is always fun to come across.
bonbooko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished it yet...or ever...but it is rich and crafted. Creatively intelligent.
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