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Is Your Lord Large Enough?: How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God [Paperback]

By Peter J. Schakel (Author)
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Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt, and control, Schakel draws principles from Lewiss nonfiction as well as illustrations from "The Chronicles of Narnia" to stir readers imaginations and souls so that they might see God in new ways.

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"Every year you grow, you will find me bigger." --Aslan to Lucy in Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis was, of course, a brilliant apologist, and his books contain much to feed your intellect. But Lewis was also very concerned about Christian formation and strongly desired to help believers deepen their faith and broaden their vision of God. In this book Peter Schakel opens to you the more practical parts of Lewis's wonderful writings. Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt and love, Schakel draws principles from Lewis's nonfiction as well as illustrations from the Chronicles of Narnia to stir your imagination and soul so that you might see God in new ways. In addition, the author quotes from contemporaries of Lewis, showing how their thinking fit with Lewis's. With reflection questions included, this deeper look at Lewis's formational writings is valuable for your personal devotions or for group discussions. Either way, as you read you will find God bigger and bigger.

From Publishers Weekly
Schakel (The Way into Narnia), an English professor at Hope College, bases this book on C.S. Lewis's idea that our conception of God should grow as we grow. As Aslan tells Lucy in the Narnia series' Prince Caspian, Every year you grow, you will find me bigger. Each chapter addresses a practical or theological aspect of the Christian life (like prayer, grace, church and the problem of pain), summarizing Lewis's writing on the topic and tracing how his thinking changed as he matured in his faith. Chapters begin with a Bible passage and are filled with quotes from Lewis's books and letters, the musings of his Inkling friends, and other writers he admired, like George MacDonald. Each chapter also refers to how the idea is expressed in Lewis's popular Narnia series. It's a testimony to Schakel's deep familiarity with Lewis that all of this is seamless and easy to read in spite of the vast source material. Readers may find that the book does not entirely live up to the title's premise, but it's a valuable summary of Lewis's thoughts on Christian living, which will be especially useful for small groups. Readers new to Lewis will find the book approachable, and longtime fans will find something new or be reminded of passages they love. (Feb.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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Is Your Lord Large Enough?: How C. S. Lewis Expands Our View of God by Peter J. Schakel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 12/03/2007 page 68

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Item Specifications...

Studio: IVP Books
Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.27" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.59 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 2012
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830834923  
ISBN13  9780830834921  

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More About Peter J. Schakel

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter J. Schakel is Peter C. and Emajean Cook Professor of English at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He has written or edited five previous books on C. S. Lewis, including two about the Chronicles of Narnia.

Peter J. Schakel currently resides in Holland, in the state of Michigan. Peter J. Schakel has an academic affiliation as follows - Hope College.

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This Book Is Not Large Enough!  Mar 19, 2009
This work is a fine summary of the thought and theology of Lewis. The author has done a good job of encapsulating the depth and scope of the world of C. S. Lewis. Anyone who is interested in learning about Jack, or in revisiting his points of mere christianity, should read this book. It is a good reference and a good read. The author writes well and performs a first rate job of summary without losing any of the nuances of Lewis theological system.
This is a must for any Lewis collection.
Relevant, revealing book enlarges view of God for all  Mar 20, 2008
Sometimes C.S. Lewis is over my head and trying to connect all he said about subjects like grace, the church, love, prayer, suffering, doubt, and heaven requires searching through numerous works. Now Dr. Peter J. Schakel of Hope University, one of the most pre-eminent Lewis scholars, has compiled such pertinent information and explanation in Is Your Lord Large Enough? Dr. Schakel's clear and concise writing makes these subjects easy for the layman and serves as a nucleus for personal devotions and group discussions. Thought-provoking questions are at the end of chapters as well. He brings most everything back to Narnia and other works such as Till We Have Faces and the Ransom trilogy, as well as CSL's nonfiction. Helpful features include a brief biography and bibliographies of CSL books and books about him. Dr. Schakel is one of the most foremost and highly respected experts and wise scholars and he proves this once again in this welcome addition to Lewis scholarship. This book helps deepen one's faith and broaden one's vision of God drawing us ever closer to our Maker and Lord. -- Sandra Coffey, College English Instructor

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