Thursday, February 3, 2011

Book Group meets today!

We'll have the first meeting of our brand new Book Group today at 2pm at High Point Coffee on North Lamar (see map below, for directions). We're reading Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. All are invited, so feel free to bring friends and guests. You don't have to have bought the book yet, but when you're ready to do so, it is available at Square Books as well as from online booksellers. Today we'll talk about the author and assign chapters for next week. Hope to see you there!

To whet your appetite for Lewis' very unique writing style, I'll leave you with what might be my favorite quote from the book. Here, Lewis is talking about how Jesus is treated in the modern secular culture:
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg--or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come away with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

Finally, here's a map to High Point Coffee on North Lamar. See you this afternoon!

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