Grief Observed
  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Release Date : 06 February 2001
  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 13 : 0060652381
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Download or read book entitled Grief Observed written by C. S. Lewis and published by HarperOne online. This book was released on 06 February 2001 with total pages 112. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.