A Grief Observed

Lewis On Death

  • Dec 02, 2016
  • Robin Baker
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American culture (and Western culture generally) has a difficult time dealing with death and the dying. We often do not know how to interact with those who are terminally ill. In a culture that is all about this life, consuming goods and living life to its fullest, death is the …

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Death, Where is Your Sting?

  • May 28, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis seems to talk a lot about pain and loss. As you know, he has two books clearly on the subject, The Problem of Pain and A Grief Observed. We may throw in The Great Divorce and The Screwtape Letters if we widen the thought of explaining pain with the reality …

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Grace Outlasts Pain

  • May 17, 2016
  • Zach Kincaid
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The eternal cause of pain is not clear; it wears a mask. But because God is good, we have hope of a ‘good’ eternal cause to our temporal conflicts. The Apostle Paul writes that we should not mourn like those that have no hope. Lewis says that this command must …

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The C. S. Lewis Classics As You've Never Seen Them

The C. S. Lewis Classics As You've Never Seen Them
  • Jun 24, 2015
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This vital collection of nine works by one of the greatest Christian literary figures of the twentieth century is now beautifully repackaged with full-color illustrated covers, rendering each one a coveted and vibrant addition to any Lewis fan’s bookshelf. These eye-catching covers are also a welcomed invitation for new readers …

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A Grief Observed
  • Sep 18, 2014
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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:

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You Will Be Missed

  • Aug 01, 2014
  • Zach Kincaid
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Lewis talks quite a bit about suffering and loss. His earlier, more theologically driven The Problem of Pain and the wanderings of A Grief Observed, as he wrestles with the loss of his wife, each explore the gut of the faithful follower of Jesus, as do other works. Everyone suffers, but …

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On Christ’s Passion and our Shared Darkness

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • Devin Brown
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Letters to Malcolm was the last book C. S. Lewis finished. Published posthumously in January 1964, three months after his death, it is one of Lewis’s best books though perhaps not one of his best known.  Tucked away in letter number eight is one of the most poignant short meditations …

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Observing Grief: 4

  • Feb 29, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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In the last chapter of A Grief Observed, Lewis admits that grief is, “like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape.” If you’ve grieved over someone’s death, you know the image Lewis is casting. Happiness almost feels a little haunted, but time evaporates …

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Observing Grief: 3

  • Feb 20, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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Death leaves us feeling flat and thinking the world mean. Lewis knew it, but Joy’s passing made it real and in full color. He questions in the third chapter of A Grief Observed what kind of faith he had, and, if, “my house has collapsed at one blow.” He calls …

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Observing Grief: 2

  • Jan 26, 2012
  • Zach Kincaid
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C. S. Lewis was profoundly changed, as one should be, by his marriage to Joy Davidman. A Grief Observed is his ordeal of dealing with her death in light of the Gospel and the goodness of God. We turn to chapter two at present since chapter one is discussed in …

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