Today I have the pleasure of talking with one of my favorite people, Dr. Michael Ward, about a mutual third friend, C.S. Lewis.
Michael has been described by N.T. Wright as “the foremost living C.S. Lewis scholar”. He is the author of the groundbreaking study of Lewis’ writings, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008) and also co-edited The Cambridge Companion to C.S. Lewis (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine
Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
Thanks to Image Books, today I’m giving away TEN copies of Pope Francis’ new book, Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday.
Anyone who has read Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ new encyclical, will see that there’s something different about the way this pope teaches. He lacks the theological precision of Benedict XVI or the philosophical bend of St. John Paul II, but his homey, stark, almost brazen messages have captured the world’s attention.
I don’t mean to say his mind is deficient—it’s not—but that above all else, he’s not a theologian or philosopher—he’s a pastor. His goal is to shepherd his people into new encounters with the Lord.
You especially see this pastoral sense in his daily homilies, which he offers each morning at 7:00a.m. to a small collection of gardeners, office workers, nuns, and priests at the Vatican. He speaks to them as if preaching at a little country parish, offering practical advice and memorable aphorisms.
Image Books just published a collection of these homilies titled Encountering Truth: Meeting God in the Everyday. Along with summaries by Radio Vaticana (who recorded and transcribed the homilies) and commentary by Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, these reflections provide moments of inspiration, simplicity, and a glimpse into the papal world very few ever get to experience.
Today, Image has allowed me to share an excerpt from one of the homilies. Enjoy!
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