Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal: A Review

In my last post, I interviewed Stacy Farrell, author and educator. She is just about to release her latest offering: Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal.  I have to say that unlike me, Stacy has the ability to bring very difficult material to the table, giving us the tools to help us understand the nuances.

She has written a few curricula initially for the homeschool community, but really, they can be used by anyone who wants to be Biblically enlightened. They are as follows:

But today, I will be reviewing her latest publication, Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal. To begin, here is a synopsis of the original work by C. S. Lewis:

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, andBeyond 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.

So, how can this journal be used? Stacy suggests how:

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.

It provides 10-16 questions for each chapter which can be discussed in:
  • homeschools
  • co-ops
  • classrooms
  • Sunday school
  • small groups
  • families

It is truly a versatile resource for Junior High students on up to Senior Adults. Even though I have not finished the study at this point, I have done enough to make a few observations. First, you don't need to be an highly-knowledgeable student of the Bible to take advantage of this study. Second, Stacy guides you through some meaty concepts with ease. The journal questions help you slow down and digest the contents of Lewis's classic work. Third, you can do it in little snippets of time, just as you would chew your food slowly and thoroughly, which aids in your digestion. 

I highly recommend this resource for those who have wanted to read Mere Christianity, but were too intimidated. It's like having a private tutor  or guide sitting right beside you!

For a short time, until January 31st, you can take advantage of this promotion below. Just use this link beginning Thursday, January 16th, to get your journal at a 10% discount!

AND, here is a link to a FREE Mere Christianity e-book to use with your journal. Can't beat that deal!

If you love what you see, Stacy wants to invite you to join her on her blog, "On Loving Jesus"

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