πŸ“– Miracles by C.S. Lewis (1947) β­β­

My one and only book I managed to finish reading in my tiring September was the Christian non-fiction, Miracles by C.S. Lewis, which was first published in 1947. I read Lewis’ The Four Loves earlier in June, but ready for more just two months later, I went to my C.S. Lewis Signature Classics boxset and picked this one out.

As the title simply tells us, this is a book about miracles: what they are, why God might perform them and how they happen, but also what they are not. To which Lewis brings his plethora of theological, scientific and theorist knowledge to back up his thoughts and arguments, to challenge the ideas of rationalists, agnostics and deists on their own grounds.

And when I say Lewis brings ALL of his knowledge to this, I REALLY mean it! In fact there is so much here I found I had to re-read sections to really take it it, which of course slowed my reading down; and even with re-reading parts, sometimes I have to admit some of the theories and ideas went a little over my head. Which makes me think this is a topic I need to read further into.

However I didn’t need to fully understand it all to still truly enjoy and take comfort in how Lewis provides a poetic and joyous affirmation that miracles really do occur in our everyday lives. Showing us that not only should we accept they happen, but should also rejoice in miracles as a testimony of the unique personal involvement of God in his creation and our lives.

All in all, my read of Miracles by C.S. Lewis while not as easy as his previous books I have read, it was still very interesting and inspirational. You may love this even more than me though, if you’re a bit more familiar with the theories and ideas surrounding miracles, which I was not! If I was sitting in Lewis’ office, chatting over a cup of tea, as I usually like to imagine, I think I would have annoyed him with all my questions! πŸ˜… Good read ⭐⭐

Have you read this or anything else by C.S. Lewis? Please let me know in the comments below.

9 thoughts on “πŸ“– Miracles by C.S. Lewis (1947) β­β­

  1. I love Lewis’ take on many aspects of our faith. He has a great way of interpreting elements that I didn’t even realize needed interpretation. Your review makes me want to pick up more of his Christian non-fiction soon. ❀️

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Tessa! Lewis has a wonderful way of interpreting and sharing his thoughts on deep Christian elements, we may not of even thought of, in a everyman way. I highly recommend reading more of Christian non-fiction – Some of my favourites are Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain and The Four Loves. πŸ™‚

  2. I read this years ago, but I’m sure it would be beneficial to read it again. He’s very deep and I often have to concentrate the get the most from his words! (and always worth the effort)

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