A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis audiobook

A Grief Observed

By C. S. Lewis
Read by Ralph Cosham

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470812386

  • ISBN: 9780786175864

  • ISBN: 9780786178612

  • ISBN: 9781433271885

Runtime: 1.86 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments,” A Grief Observed is C. S. Lewis’ 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 honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Reading A Grief Observed is to share not only in C. S. Lewis’ grief, but in his understanding of love, and that is richness indeed.” Madeline L’Engle, from the foreword
“[A Grief Observed] is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.” Michael Joseph Gross
“A very personal, anguished, luminous little book about the meaning of death, marriage, and religion.” Publishers Weekly
“Grief exhibits Lewis’ ability to capture the ear…Ralph Cosham gives a fluid and evenhanded reading to this soul-baring expose of emotion itself and the man who wrote about it.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: C. S. Lewis

Author Bio: C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 1.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English