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C. S. Lewis Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) (Bible Nrsv) Hardcover – 11 Nov 2010
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‘Again and again, Lewis makes you see new things in familiar texts. The freshness of his insights makes this study Bible a really distinctive, challenging, and enriching resource. We are enabled to read the Bible in the company of one of the greatest and wisest of its modern readers.’ Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
‘I read Lewis for comfort and for pleasure.’ John Updike
‘Studded with hundreds of insightful gems, this brilliantly executed edition of the NRSV, that most stylist modern translation, has a value that is truly unique.’ J. J. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College
About the Author
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer 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 English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. 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.
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If the reader is a fan of C S Lewis, believed to be the greatest Christian thinker of the 20th century, then this publication will be enjoyed immensely. There are many hundreds of quotations inserted into the pages and it is done generally appropriately. Quotations are taken from all his books and the many letters he wrote to others during his life-time. He shows exceptional insight into the working of the mind in relation to Christ.
One minor criticism was that the reading quote was made to fit the text and it does not always totally relate to the passage of scripture. I suppose it could be said, how could it when the author was often writing on another subject with only a fleeting reference to the text?
There is an index of the books used in this publication and then an index by source. Finally, there is an index by scripture reference in which every Book of the bible is covered. To give but two examples; the Book of Genesis contains twenty four CS Lewis references and even Leviticus contains ten. The New Testament Books have wide coverage. There is also a useful general concordance.
Overall, the compilers have done a great service in preserving this philosopher's unique turn of thought on Christian matters and I am sure will be used for years to come either for private study or sermon preparation.
First, it is an American edition written in American English. Thus we have spellings "color" and "labor" and much more. Even C. S. Lewis's own words have been translated into American English.
Second, it is not as the title describes: "C. S. Lewis Bible". Lewis used mainly the 1611 version, which in his day was called the Authorised Version. Further, the extracts from Lewis's books co-incide only now and then with the Bible passages they seem to illustrate.
For me the answer is to read once more six or seven theological books of Lewis himself - books which have taught me so much. This volume has the appearance of a cut and paste job.
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Good balance of quotes.
Size of print is good.
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