Friday, March 18, 2011

Snakes are scary: I bet Jack would be MAD

There are times when an idea is really really good on the drawing table.  And then, the farther along it gets, the worse the idea becomes.  But at some point you've already invested so much energy, money, and time into it and you have to go through with it.

Welcome to the C.S. Lewis Bible, today's Snakes are Scary but so is This...

If you don't know who C.S. Lewis (or Jack, as his friends called him) is, consider him the 20th century apologist.  He became a follower of Christ later in life while he was a literature professor at Oxford.  He wrote a classic, if flawed in places, statement of the faith called Mere Christianity that anyone who claims to follow Christ should read at some point in their lifetime.  The earlier the better.

But I don't think Dr. Lewis would be proud of this at all.  Seems like he revered the Scriptures (both the content and literary value) too much to have it come to this. 

But then again, HarperCollins has to make money and the Christian niche market seems to like Lewis.  The irony is not lost on me that although HarperCollins owns the NRSV translation which is being published, Lewis himself read the King James Version.  Funny.

Seemed like a good idea at the time, I'm sure.

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