Tuesday, January 25, 2011


C.S. Lewis
"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently he starts knocking the house about in such a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a wing here, putting on an extra floor, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."

- C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity

God has great plans for you. He wants you to live forever -- a pretty tall order for us finite and fragile humans. A lot of us are wholeheartedly Christian, but we sometimes have difficulty understanding the basics of our faith. C.S. Lewis was an atheist who became a Christian with a knack for explaining his beliefs. His book, Mere Christianity, provides easy-to-understand answers to some really tough questions and we're proud to announce it as the very first book we'll read in CCM' s brand-spanking new Book Group. The Book Group starts next THURSDAY (Feb. 3rd) at 2:00pm. We'll meet each and every Thursday at 2 at High Point Coffee on North Lamar (just north of the Square). Hope you can join us!