Friday, October 22, 2010

Faith and Fiction Saturday: Who Would You Add to the Bible?

Faith and Fiction Saturday is a weekly discussion about the intersection of faith and fiction. Participate by leaving a comment or writing a post on your own blog.

Okay so the title is more controversial than my actual subject today! In case you don't know, along with all the other Narnia themed books sure to hit the shelves with the release of the Dawn Treader movie, is a C.S. Lewis Bible.

Here's the product description:

C.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most thought provoking and influential Christian writer of his day. For over forty years, generations of readers have found insight and inspiration from his uniquely articulate view of God's interaction in the world and in our lives. The C.S. Lewis Bible is one of the most anticipated Bibles of our time. This NRSV Bible provides readings comprised of selections from Lewis's celebrated spiritual classics, a collection that includes Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, A Grief Observed, The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man, as well as letters, poetry, and Lewis's less-familiar works. Each reading, paired alongside relevant passages in the Bible, offers C.S. Lewis as a companion to a reader's daily meditation of scripture. As people engage in their devotional Bible reading, they will also gain insight from his writings and spiritual journey as they invite Lewis into their spiritual discipline. Key features of this Bible include: - New Revised Standard Version text - the most trusted, accepted, and accurate translation of the Bible on the market - Over 400 selections from C.S. Lewis for contemplation and devotional reading - Introductory essays on C.S. Lewis's view of scripture - Attractive two-color interior (brown/black) - Double-column format, in a readable, classic design - Presentation page for gift-giving

So I was thinking about this. I enjoy C.S. Lewis, a lot actually, but not nearly as much as it seems a lot of other Christians do. So I was wondering what sort of Bible I'd enjoy of another writer. Frederick Buechner? Beth Moore? A.W. Tozer? Henri Nouwen?

How about you? Is there someone so meaningful to you you'd like to have a book like this made for your reading and studying enjoyment?


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