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“Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal” . . . My Review

Let me just say right now, the book “Mere Christianity”, written by C. S. Lewis, is truly NOT a book I ever yearned to read. In fact, the only things I have ever read by C. S. Lewis were the Narnia books, which I have been slowly introducing to my kids for years, as read-alouds.

Then, “Mere Christianity” was quoted a few times in the Ladies Bible Study I participate in at my church. Soon after that, I was given an opportunity to be part of a book launch for the “Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal”, a new resource to help you study through “Mere Christianity”, something *I* definitely need. That book is DEEP! 🙂

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About The Book:
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, and Beyond 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.
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:
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This resource is above what my kids can handle at this time, as I discovered while going through it on my own. I will, however, be saving it to hopefully use with them at a later time!

I checked out the book “Mere Christianity” from the library, but there is also this downloadable version online, free.

I am finding the original work “Mere Christianity” somewhat easier to go through by using the “Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal” along-side of it. The journal makes you really stop and think about what you are reading, which, of course, means it will stick better, in my opinion. Having to think about my answers to the various questions for each chapter means I must pay better attention as I read, for one thing! I can tell you now, though, that I think it will take me some time to complete this study. With four special needs kids, along with everything else in my life, I don’t often have the time I’d like to just sit and read.

About The Author:
Stacy Farrell’s worldview changed when she embarked on her homeschooling adventure in 2002.

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Her background as a consultant and writer well-prepared her to teach communication skills; however, only hands-on experience (and much time spent on her knees) equipped her to mentor her sons through the character-transformation required to help them work toward their full potential.

Stacy has spoken at a variety of homeschool conferences and has published articles in leading Christian magazines. She wrote scripts for Willow Creek’s youth ministry, copy for Pastor Bill Hybel’s “Defining Moments” Audio Newsletter, and a broad range of material for corporate and non-profit clients. She also managed a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation and constitutional law. Today, she loves to help empower students to recover territory lost by “fuzzy thinking” and low expectations. To that end, she created:

◾Philosophy Adventure™—Pre-Socratics – designed to help students 6th-12th grade cultivate and defend a biblical worldview by teaching them how to write skillfully, think critically, and speak articulately as they explore the history of ideas
◾Philippians in 28 Weeks™ — a simple and painless way to memorize an entire book of Scripture
◾The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions – an enchanting fable that unmasks the ugliness of pride and selfishness
â—ľMere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal — a powerful tool to strengthen critical thinking while cultivating a biblical worldview.

Although Stacy loves to write, speak, and teach, she considers her role as wife to Roger and mother to two precious sons to be her greatest work and privilege. You can learn more about her resources at http://www.homeschooladventure.com.

I do plan to continue this study, although as I said above, it will take me a while. I’ll need to do it in portions, going back to it when I have pockets of time. But, since I’m finding it to be interesting, and a definite exercise in paying attention to what I read in order to actually think about my answers, I imagine I will eventually complete my journal. 🙂

You can purchase your copy, either in the print or digital edition here

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HUGE Give-away From The Homeschool Adventure Company!

I am very please to tell you that I am part of the launch team for the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal! This is an awesome resource for anyone who would like to really study the book Mere Christianity! Filled with thoughtful study questions, the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal will help you go much more in depth as you are using it alongside C. S. Lewis’ classic book.

I am excited to be a part of this team, and to share with you the huge give-away that is beginning now, to get this book launch going!

The Home School Adventure Co. Launch Team is excited to help celebrate the release of the Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal with a special giveaway filled with books that will compliment your classical studies, as well as a couple of special surprises.  


The best news is that there will be two winners, each receiving a very valuable prize package!  


We would like to thank the following friends for their generous sponsorship of this giveaway! Be sure to stop by their websites to say thank you!


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Here are the prize packages you could win! 

Prize Package #1

Our first prize package contains all of the print resources from Home School Adventure Co., as well as wonderful books, curriculum, and even a marriage retreat. This prize package, sponsored by the Institute for Excellence in Writing, Nancy Pearcey, and Trivium Pursuit, has a value of $500!

Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal $28.95

Philosophy Adventure – Pre-Socratics Complete Set $89.95

Philippians in 28 Weeks ESV $28.95

The Wise Woman with Literaray Analysis Journal Questions $28.95

IEW Teaching Writing/Student Writing Value Pack (Winner’s Choice of Levels A, B, or C) $249

The Soul of Science $11.99

Total Truth $25.00

Saving Leonardo $26.99

Teaching the Trivium Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style $20.40

The Fallacy Detective $22

The Thinking Toolbox $22

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Our second prize package is filled with all of the resources offered at Home School Adventure Co. in their downloadable editions, as well as a set of all 3 volumes of The Mystery of History by Linda Hobar. This prize package, sponsored by Bright Ideas Press and Raising Real Men, has a value of $300! 

Mere Christianity Critical Analysis Journal Download $18.95

Philosophy Adventure – Pre-Socratics Digital Download $39.95

Philippians in 28 Weeks ESV Download $14.95

The Wise Woman with Literary Analysis Journal Questions Download $14.95

The Mystery of History, Volume I $49.95

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