Description of Words to Live by: A Guide for the Merely Christian by C. S. Lewis
Beloved author C. S. Lewis is our guide in this collection of his distinctive and practical wisdom presented in succinct and inspiring entries.
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Few writers have inspired more readers than author C. S. Lewis. Famous for his Narnia series as well as his captivating adult classics such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce, Lewis had a gift for writing clear, succinct, and thoughtful observations on how to live a truly good life. This book showcases the amazing lucidity and precision of Lewis’s thought. Orgazined from A-Z, it includes entries on such important subjects as: prayer, love, faith, virtue, greed, lust, church, the Trinity, creeds, doctrine, hell, heaven, miracles, suffering, grief, story, and joy. Drawn from many works, it is both a wonderful introduction to Lewis’s thought and an insightful and wise book filled with words to live by.
AMBITION: Ambition! We must be careful what we mean by it. If it means the desire to get ahead of other people - which is what I think it does mean - then it is bad. If it means simply wanting to do a thing well, then it is good. It isn’t wrong for an actor to want to act his part as well as it can possibly be acted, but the wish to have his name in bigger type than the other actors is a bad one.