CSL Daily 3/7/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Good Infection, the third of the 4th BBC radio series was given March 7, 1944. It became the fourth chapter in Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is quite right to go away from [the words of the Bible] for a moment in order to make some special point clear. But you must always go back.”

Good Infection
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 3/7/44)

Q03-07 (Special Point Clear)

CSL Daily 2/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Making and Begetting,” the first of the 4th BBC radio series was given on February 22, 1944. Eventually it become part of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A vague religion – all about feeling God in nature, and so on – is so attractive. It is all thrills and no work.”

Making and Begetting
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/22/44)

Q02-22 (A Vague Religion)

CSL Daily 2/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

A Grief Observed was published for the first time in the US on February 14, 1963, after being released in the UK on 9/29/1961. Also paperbacks of The Screwtape Letters and Mere Christianity (both 1955) in the UK.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“Bereavement is not the truncation of married love but one of its regular phases—like the honeymoon. What we want is to live our marriage well and faithfully through that phase too. If it hurts (and it certainly will) we accept the pains as a necessary part of this phase.”

A Grief Observed 
(Published in the US on 2/14/1963)

Q02-14 (Bereavement - We Accept)

CSL Daily 2/1/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Known as “The Shocking Alternative,” Lewis gave the 3rd talk on February 1, 1942 on the BBC from What Christians Believe series.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“You can shut [Jesus] 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.”

The Shocking Alternative
(Given as a talk on the BBC on 2/1/1942)

Q02-01 (Fall at His Feet)

CSL Daily 11/11

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FACT OF THE DAY:

The American edition of Mere Christianity was first published on this date (Nov. 11) in 1952. It was published on July 7 in the UK in ’52.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next.”

Hope
(Chapter 10 of Book III (Christian Behavior) in Mere Christianity)