A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

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Genre : Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2012-10-04
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9780571265794


A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed

A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments,” A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings.

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Genre : Religion
Author : C. S. Lewis
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-06-09
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780061949296


Grief Observed

Grief Observed

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

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Genre : Religion
Author : C. S. Lewis
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2001-02-06
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9780060652388


A Grief Observed Readers Edition

A Grief Observed Readers Edition

In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition includes the original text of A Grief Observed alongside specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers: Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely.

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Genre : Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2014-12-30
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780571310883


A Buddhist Grief Observed

A Buddhist Grief Observed

Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? “After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Newland finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. This finely written book offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when everything falls apart.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Guy Newland offers this brave record of falling to pieces and then learning to make sense of his pain and grief within his spiritual tradition. Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Buddhist world—from Dogen and the Dalai Lama, to Pema Chödrön and ancient Pali texts—this book reverberates with honesty, kindness, and deep humanity. Newland shows us the power of responding fully and authentically to the death of a loved one. “A sad, beautiful, and necessary book—and a map waiting for many who will need it.” —James Ishmael Ford, author of If You’re Lucky Your Heart Will Break “Guy Newland faces squarely the pain of death and the pain of grief and offers a work of uncommon power, insight, and honesty—and extraordinary compassion.” —Jay L. Garfield, author of Engaging Buddhism

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Guy Newland
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-08-09
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 9781614293224


The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

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Genre : Religion
Author : C. S. Lewis
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2012-05-31
Total Pages : 1584 Pages
ISBN : 9780007488759


Shepherd S Notes C S Lewis S The Problem Of Pain

Shepherd S Notes C S Lewis S The Problem Of Pain

Shepherd's notes helps readers better learn the books of the Bible and Christian classic writings in a concise and easy-to-understand format.

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Genre : Religion
Author : C. S. Lewis
Publisher : Holman Reference
Release : 2017-10
Total Pages : 100 Pages
ISBN : 1462766099


Till We Have Faces

Till We Have Faces

This carefully crafted ebook: "TILL WE HAVE FACES" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold is a retelling of a story about Cupid and Psyche. This story had haunted Lewis all his life, because he realized that some of the main characters' actions were illogical. As a consequence, his retelling of the story is characterized by a highly developed character, the narrator, with the reader being drawn into her reasoning and her emotions. This was his last novel, and he considered it his most mature, written in conjunction with his wife, Joy Davidman. The first part of the book is written from the perspective of Psyche's older sister Orual, as an accusation against the gods. The story is set in the fictive kingdom of Glome, a primitive city-state whose people have occasional contact with civilized Hellenistic Greece. In the second part of the book, the narrator undergoes a change of mindset (Lewis would use the term conversion) and understands that her initial accusation was tainted by her own failings and shortcomings, and that the gods are lovingly present in humans' lives. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : C. S. Lewis
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2016-05-02
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 9788026851929


A Mother S Grief Observed

A Mother S Grief Observed

Rebecca Faber learned about grief when her toddler son drowned in the family pool. She offers you her experience in the hope that it can help you is your journey toward a God whose love is indeed stronger than death.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Rebecca Faber
Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 154 Pages
ISBN : 0842339957


A Big Gospel In Small Places

A Big Gospel In Small Places

Christian ministries increasingly prioritize urban areas—big cities and suburbs are considered more strategic, more influential, and more desirable places to live and work. As a ministry strategy, focusing on big places makes sense. But the gospel of Jesus is often unstrategic. Filled with helpful stories and practical advice, pastor Stephen Witmer lays out an integrated theological vision for small-place ministry today.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Stephen Witmer
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2019-11-05
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9780830855490