What do JFK, CS Lewis, and Aldous Huxley have in common?

heavenandhellI’m attempting to read or complete the reading of 52 books this year.  And by “complete the reading” I mean that I am often known to be reading several books at once and never make it all the way through many of them.

Anyway…Just reread the book “Between Heaven and Hell – A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley” by Peter Kreeft.  Kreeft is a professor of philosophy at Boston College.  Incredibly smart dude – www.peterkreeft.com.  The book is Kreeft’s imaginary conversation between these three men who all died within a few hours of each other.  They meet in the afterlife and discuss where they are and where they might be headed.  If you are a CS Lewis fan, you will no doubt love this book.  Lewis plays the part of the Christian theist, Kennedy the modern humanist and Huxley is the Eastern Pantheist.  In Kreeft’s words from the prologue, “The trialog centers on the Center, the hinge of our history: its main question is the identity of Jesus.”

It’s not light reading.  It aims to challenge the thinking of the skeptic.  Hope you’ll pick up a copy.

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Mike Windley is Lead Pastor of The Bridge Community Church in Morrisville, NC.
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