GOOD ARTICLE, WELL WORTH READING: Philip Yancy from, Mere Christians: Inspirational Stories of Encounters with C. S. Lewis, a forthcoming from Baker Publishing:
Lewis’s background of atheism and doubt gave him a lifelong understanding of and compassion for readers who would not accept his words. He had engaged in a gallant tug of war with God, only to find that the God on the other end of the rope was entirely different from what he had imagined. Likewise, I had to overcome an image of God marred by an angry and legalistic church. I fought hard against a cosmic bully only to discover a God of grace and mercy.