“In this fiftieth year since he died, I offer this little book as a celebration of the influence of C. S. Lewis in my life. I hope I do so in humility. I know I do so with profound thankfulness” (p. xi).
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About the Book
Alive to Wonder: Celebrating the Influence of C. S. Lewis is a collection of extended excerpts from John Piper’s corpus where Lewis’s fingerprints are most vividly seen, including a significant introduction from Piper specially written for this project.
Piper calls it “the immeasurable moment” — that instance in reading when we come across a sentence or phrase that unleashes a new glimpse of truth. The lights go on. We read it and reread it. We’re gripped to see more. While it’s an experience that can happen when reading any good author, many would testify that it abounds when reading C.S. Lewis. Undoubtedly, this has been the case for Piper.
Even a cursory reading of Piper’s most foundational books shows Lewis’s influence. From the deep truths of Christian Hedonism to the good interpretive deed of valuing an author’s intention, Lewis-thought is there. And in this fiftieth year since Lewis’s death, Piper expresses his profound thankfulness in the form of this new ebook.
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Table of Contents
The Ironic Effect: Deepened Unshared Convictions
The Synthesis: When Mind Meets Heart
The Problem: Too Easily Pleased
The Old Idea: Christian Hedonism from the Greats
The Highest Virtue: Why God Seeks His Own Glory
The Goal: Beyond Desire and Delight
The Ministry: Love Seeks Reward
The Creation: Wielding the World for Joy’s Sake
The Incomparable: God Is Happy and Free