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From the Fall 2017 issue of Knowing & Doing:

Introducing: “A Book Observed: An Online ‘Old Book’ Club” (An Interactive Feature from Knowing & Doing)

by Randy Newman, Ph.D.
Senior Teaching Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism, C.S. Lewis Institute

 
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  May God use A Book Observed: An Online ‘Old Book’ Club and the reading of “old books” to help more and more of His people articulate, defend, share and live the Christian faith with depth and joy – just like so many who have gone before us.


 

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Notes:
1 C.S. Lewis, “On the Reading of Old Books,” in God in the Dock (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970), 201-202.
2 The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Vol. I, Family Letters 1905-1931, edited by Walter Hooper (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004), 173.
3 Lewis, “On the Reading of Old Books,” 201.
4 IIbid., 201–202.
5 Ibid., 205.
6 Ibid., 203.

Randy Newman is Senior Teaching Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at the C.S. Lewis Institute. He is also an adjunct faculty member for Talbot School of Theology and Patrick Henry College. He received his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After serving for over 30 years with Campus Crusade for Christ, he established Connection Points, a ministry to help Christians engage people’s hearts the way Jesus did. He has written four books and numerous articles about evangelism and other ways our lives intertwine with God’s creation. He and his wife Pam live in Annandale, VA and have three grown sons. Randy blogs at www.connectionpoints.us.

 


Recommended Reading:
Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics: A Guide for Evangelicals, edited by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel (IVP Academic, 2013)

  Ever since Richard Foster wrote Celebration of Discipline in 1978, evangelicals have hungered for a deeper and more historic spirituality. Many have come to discover the wealth of spiritual insight available in the Desert Fathers, the medieval mystics, German Pietism and other traditions. While these classics have been a source of life-changing renewal for many, still others are wary of these texts and the foreign theological traditions from which they come.
  The essays in this volume provide a guide for evangelicals to read the Christian spiritual classics. The contributions fall into four sections. The first three answer the big questions: why should we read the spiritual classics, what are these classics and how should we read them? The last section brings these questions together into a brief reading guide for each of the major traditions. Each essay not only explores the historical and theological context, but also expounds the appropriate hermeneutical framework and the significance for the church today.
  Together these essays provide a comprehensive and charitable introduction to the spiritual classics, suitable for both those who already embrace them and those who remain concerned and cautious. Whether you are a newcomer to historic spirituality or a seasoned reader looking to go deeper, you will find this volume to be a reliable resource for years to come.

 
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