Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal Book Description:
The classic work commonly known as Mere Christianity is actually a four-book series which explores the common ground upon which all Christians stand. It brings together Lewis’ legendary radio talks broadcast during World War II previously published as: Right and Wrong as a Clue to the Meaning of the Universe, What Christians Believe, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality (or First Steps in the Doctrine of the Trinity), and provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.
The Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal is a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview. Although it was originally created to be a companion resource to Philosophy Adventure, it may also be used as group or independent study for teenagers or adults.
About the Author:
Stacy Farrell’s worldview changed when she embarked on her homeschooling adventure in 2002.
Her background as a consultant and writer well-prepared her to teach communication skills; however, only hands-on experience (and much time spent on her knees) equipped her to mentor her sons through the character-transformation required to help them work toward their full potential.
Stacy has spoken at a variety of homeschool conferences and has published articles in leading Christian magazines. She wrote scripts for Willow Creek’s youth ministry, copy for Pastor Bill Hybel’s “Defining Moments” Audio Newsletter, and a broad range of material for corporate and non-profit clients. She also managed a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation and constitutional law. Today, she loves to help empower students to recover territory lost by “fuzzy thinking” and low expectations. To that end, she created:
- Philosophy Adventure™—Pre-Socratics – designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas
- Philippians in 28 Weeks™ — a simple and painless way to memorize an entire book of Scripture
- The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions – an enchanting fable that unmasks the ugliness of pride and selfishness
- Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal – a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview.
Although Stacy loves to write, speak, and teach, she considers her role as wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons to be her greatest work and privilege. You can learn more about her resources at www.homeschooladventure.com.
- Retail Price: $28.95
- Spiral-bound or pdf
- Publisher: Revelation Press; 1ST edition (2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1937494071
- ISBN-13: 978-1937494070
It’s been many years (I won’t say exactly how long…) since I’ve read C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity, so the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal was a wonderful tool to use while being reintroduced to this classic book. The Journal starts right from the beginning at the preface of the book because C.S. Lewis covers a lot of things during this portion of the book. I’ll admit that I don’t always read the preface of a book, so the fact that the Journal starts here is a definite plus in my opinion.
The preface has 10 different discussion questions that make you really think about what is being said which keeps you from glossing over the information presented. Each section in books one through four contain between 10 and 16 discussion/critical thinking questions that are geared towards middle school, high school, and adult readers. A small group setting or homeschool setting would allow for a larger audience range depending on the maturity of the child and how the information is presented.
My daughter really appreciated the fact that the Journal is available in a typable pdf format which means she can type in her answers rather than writing them. I, on the other hand, liked to print out the questions from the journal as I like to physically write things down. I also like the fact that there is an answer key available. Yes, we are going through this study together, but honestly, there are days that it’s just easier to look at an answer key rather than look up the answer myself. (Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels that way.)
If you like C.S. Lewis, you’ll want to add this valuable resource to your learning library.
Download a free pdf copy of Mere Christianity to use with this study. Use promo code 10OFFMC for a 10% discount on the purchase of either the print or digital version of the Journal. This code will expire on January 31, 2014.