A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 0571265790
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

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

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: R. B. Taylor
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2010-05-09
ISBN: 0557381835
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

A Grief Observed is an intensely personal journey through loss, mourning, and ultimately recovery told in emotionally raw yet lushly literate poetry and art.

A Grief Observed Readers Edition

A Grief Observed Readers  Edition
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-12-30
ISBN: 0571310885
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Readers Edition Book Excerpt:

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.

Summary of C S Lewis s A Grief Observed

Summary of C  S  Lewis s A Grief Observed
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-26T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669392724
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of C S Lewis s A Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Grief is like fear. It feels like being afraid, but for different reasons. It is difficult to take in what others say, and it is hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. #2 Marriage has done wonders for me. I can never again believe that religion is manufactured out of our unconscious, starved desires and is a substitute for sex. I know now that God is absent when we need him the most because he is absent - non-existent. #3 I began to see that respect for the wishes of the dead is a trap. I cannot talk to the children about their mother, and they look as if I am committing an indecency. I am an embarrassment to everyone I meet. #4 The end of H. ’s life was the beginning of mine. We were separated by death, and by the fact that we were both dying of cancer. But we had been torn apart by time and space and body, which had brought us together.

Discuss Grief A Discussion Guide for a Grief Observed by C S Lewis

Discuss Grief  A Discussion Guide for a Grief Observed by C S  Lewis
Author: Tom Morris
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2010-03-12
ISBN: 0557170958
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discuss Grief A Discussion Guide for a Grief Observed by C S Lewis Book Excerpt:

Lewis' feelings and musings about his wife's death were first published in 1961. Since then it has helped thousands and thousands of people who have read it or have spoken of its contents. This study is to encourage you to read the book in its entirety. It is to help you grapple with issues of grief that Lewis and all mankind struggles with in grief. It is to help you grapple with issues of grief that everyone faces in loss. Each page is designed to be a discussion session for a group or 5-12 students. Discuss the passage of A Grief Observed prior to delving into the questions. Allow each student to respond to the first question before going on to the next. Allow for more time if some student has difficulty understanding or answering the question. It is my hope that these will assist you in helping young people make sense of death(s) in their lives. This book was written to help teens in grief support groups. It is my hope it can be a help to you and others.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bereavement
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

Author's personal account of the meaning of his wife's death.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: Clive Staples Lewis,Chad Walsh
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. To defend himself against the loss of belief in God, Lewis wrote this journal, an eloquent statement of rediscovered faith. In it he freely confesses his doubts, his rage, and his awareness of human frailty. In it he finds again the way back to life.

A Buddhist Grief Observed

A Buddhist Grief Observed
Author: Guy Newland
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 1614293015
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Buddhist Grief Observed Book Excerpt:

Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? 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 Zen stories 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.

The Consolations of Theology

The Consolations of Theology
Author: Brian S. Rosner
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2008-04-29
ISBN: 0802860400
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Consolations of Theology Book Excerpt:

This volume is a primer on the ways theology can be of practical value both to fledgling Christians and to those who've been in the faith for so long that they've lost sight of the basics. According to Brian Rosner, the great theologians in the history of the church have always found that theology affords genuine comfort in the face of life's difficulties. In The Consolations of Theology Rosner and other practical theologians present a compelling blend of biography and theology that profoundly addresses the range of human suffering. Contents and contributors: Introduction: On Consolation Gwenfair Adams Lactantius on Anger Richard Gibson Augustine on Obsession Andrew Cameron Luther on Despair Mark Thompson Kierkegaard on Anxiety Peter Bolt Bonhoeffer on Disappointment Brian Rosner C. S. Lewis on Pain Robert Banks

C S Lewis

C S  Lewis
Author: Bruce L. Edwards
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780275991166
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis Book Excerpt:

Examines the life and works of the British author and scholar, best known for his creation of "The Chronicles of Narnia" series.

The Question of God

The Question of God
Author: Armand Nicholi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-04-03
ISBN: 0743242238
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God Book Excerpt:

"This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankind has ever asked: Is there a God? Does he care about me? This profound book is for anyone who is earnestly seeking answers about truth, the meaning of life, and God's existence." -- Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute Many of history's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the ultimate question of belief and nonbelief in God. Though it might seem unlikely that any new arguments could possibly be raised on either side, the twentieth century managed to produce two men who each made brilliant, new, and lasting arguments, one in favor of belief and one opposed. Few spokesmen have ever championed their respective positions better than Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. Sadly, as far as we know, they never met or debated each other directly. In The Question of God their arguments are placed side by side, as if they were standing at podiums in a shared room. Both thought carefully about the flaws and alternatives to their positions; each considered the other's views. Both men considered the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love and sex, and the ultimate meaning of life and death. Here, with their debate made explicit, we can take ringside seats at one of history's most profound encounters. For more than twenty-five years Armand Nicholi has studied the philosophical writings of both men, and has taught a popular course at Harvard that compares the two worldviews. In The Question of God he presents the fruits of years of labor among the published and unpublished writings of Lewis and Freud, including an extensive exploration of their private letters. He allows them to speak for themselves on every major question of belief and nonbelief, but also skillfully draws conclusions from their own lives. Why did Freud have such difficulty maintaining lifelong friendships? How did Lewis's friendships change after his transition from atheism to belief? Why was Freud unable to willfully ignore his own internal moral sense, even though he believed it to be purely a product of socialization and not in any way eternally "true"? The Question of God may be the best book about belief and nonbelief ever written, since it does not presuppose which answer is correct. Instead, it uses two of history's most articulate spokesmen to present arguments on both sides. In the end, readers must join Nicholi's hundreds of former students in deciding for themselves which path to follow.

A Grief Received

A Grief Received
Author: JL Gerhardt
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-02-01
ISBN: 1506434207
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Received Book Excerpt:

Discover hope, comfort, transformation--the gifts given in grief Too often, we think of loss like we might a broken bone. We leave the bone alone, protect it from bumps, and wait. We think eventually everything will go back to normal, the same as it always was. But losing a loved one is nothing like a broken arm. Loss is amputation, and the path to healing doesnÂt lead back to the same, only ahead to the different. A Grief Received offers a personal, authentic, and practical approach to weathering grief with hope. Writing with deep insight, JL Gerhardt draws on the loss of her younger brother when she was twenty-one, other personal experiences of grief, and her work in ministry alongside her husband, a minister and chaplain. Through nine practices grieving people can adopt to position themselves to receive the gifts of grief, Gerhardt provides touchstones readers will recognize and a path to personal transformation. Each chapter includes personal reflection questions and suggested resources. Gerhardt assumes the role of friend, partner, and speaker of sometimes-inconvenient but always-helpful truths. Readers will walk away comforted, directed, and inspired to seek God and God's shaping in their grief.

Grief

Grief
Author: Michael Cholbi
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2022-01-18
ISBN: 0691211213
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grief Book Excerpt:

An engaging and illuminating exploration of grief—and why, despite its intense pain, it can also help us grow Experiencing grief at the death of a person we love or who matters to us—as universal as it is painful—is central to the human condition. Surprisingly, however, philosophers have rarely examined grief in any depth. In Grief, Michael Cholbi presents a groundbreaking philosophical exploration of this complex emotional event, offering valuable new insights about what grief is, whom we grieve, and how grief can ultimately lead us to a richer self-understanding and a fuller realization of our humanity. Drawing on psychology, social science, and literature as well as philosophy, Cholbi explains that we grieve for the loss of those in whom our identities are invested, including people we don't know personally but cherish anyway, such as public figures. Their deaths not only deprive us of worthwhile experiences; they also disrupt our commitments and values. Yet grief is something we should embrace rather than avoid, an important part of a good and meaningful life. The key to understanding this paradox, Cholbi says, is that grief offers us a unique and powerful opportunity to grow in self-knowledge by fashioning a new identity. Although grief can be tumultuous and disorienting, it also reflects our distinctly human capacity to rationally adapt as the relationships we depend on evolve. An original account of how grieving works and why it is so important, Grief shows how the pain of this experience gives us a chance to deepen our relationships with others and ourselves.

Renewal Apologetics

Renewal Apologetics
Author: Christopher J. Wilson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN: 1532651945
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renewal Apologetics Book Excerpt:

Why do you believe in God? Why do you believe in the Bible? Why do you believe in miracles? These are questions that Christians are often asked by sceptics. The field of apologetics attempts to provide rational answers to these and other questions. Unfortunately, apologetical answers to these questions are often abstract and philosophical. However, the Christian apologist/evangelist has a much more powerful argument in their arsenal: the argument from miracles. Miracles are the original Christian apologetic. It was through the witnessing of miracles that Christianity was originally spread. By applying modern tools of philosophical inquiry and scientific methodology, Wilson is able to establish a core set of miracles which defy naturalistic explanations and strongly point toward occurrences of Special Divine Action (SDA). However, once these occurrences are proven to be genuine miracles, several questions remain. Why does God sometimes perform miracles? Why does he often answer no? How do these random acts fit into his overall plans of redemption? By answering these and other questions, Wilson develops a comprehensive apologetic for both Christianity in general and the Renewal Movement in particular.

With Joyful Acceptance Maybe

With Joyful Acceptance  Maybe
Author: Molly Field James
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN: 162189651X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With Joyful Acceptance Maybe Book Excerpt:

In a world where advertisements lead us to hope for a life free from suffering, facing the reality of suffering can be a particular challenge. Yet the reality of suffering is one that we all face in the course of our lives. While Christianity often has the reputation of a tradition that promotes the idea that all suffering is good for you and makes you a better person, there is, in fact, much more variety and nuance to the tradition. While there are those who advocate a wholesale acceptance, there are others who question the source of suffering and call for it to be fought against. This book delves into the world of five theologians--Gregory the Great, Julian of Norwich, Jeremy Taylor, C. S. Lewis and Ivone Gebara--to understand their perspectives and draw on their approaches as a way of understanding what Christian responses to suffering look like. This book constructs a contemporary theology that affirms the importance of the call to combat unjust suffering through acts of love and mercy, while also affirming that acceptance of the reality of endemic suffering, found in all five theologians, can provide us with opportunities to grow spiritually, live more faithfully and to experience the blessings in the midst of suffering that are a foretaste of heavenly bliss.

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal

Sehnsucht  The C  S  Lewis Journal
Author: Grayson Carter
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 172524764X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sehnsucht The C S Lewis Journal Book Excerpt:

Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal, established by the Arizona C. S. Lewis Society in 2007, is the only peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of C. S. Lewis and his writings published anywhere in the world. It exists to promote literary, theological, historical, biographical, philosophical, bibliographical and cultural interest (broadly defined) in Lewis and his writings. The journal includes articles, review essays, book reviews, film reviews and play reviews, bibliographical material, poetry, interviews, editorials, and announcements of Lewis-related conferences, events and publications. Its readership is aimed at academic scholars from a wide variety of disciplines, as well as learned non-scholars and Lewis enthusiasts. At this time, Sehnsucht is published once a year.

C S Lewis s List

C  S  Lewis s List
Author: David Werther,Susan Werther
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 1628924152
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis s List Book Excerpt:

In 1962, The Christian Century published C. S. Lewis's answer to the question, “What books did most to shape your vocational attitude and your philosophy of life?” Lewis responded with ten titles, ranging from Virgil's Aeneid to James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson and from George Herbert's The Temple to Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy. C. S. Lewis's List brings together experts on each of the ten books to discuss their significance for Lewis's life and work, illuminating his own writing through those he most admired.

Is God Silent When We Hurt

Is God Silent When We Hurt
Author: H. Stuart Atkins
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1664219870
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is God Silent When We Hurt Book Excerpt:

The problem of evil and human suffering is the chief reason for atheism and doubt. H. Stuart Atkins challenges skeptics and encourages believers in this book, tackling big questions from a secular and biblical perspective. The goal is to answer this: If God exists and is all loving, why do the innocent suffer and why does evil exist? On the theological and philosophical side, attempts to reconcile the existence of God with the reality of evil often fall prey to logical fallacies of the nature of God. Such attempts not only fail to solve the problem of pain and suffering, but they turn a difficult problem into an impossible problem. By confronting the truth, we can serve the best interests of scholarship, theology, and philosophy. If one is to use logic as a tool for exposing the alleged inconsistencies of the Christian faith, the game must be played by logical rules. Join the author as he overcomes ambiguity, circular reasoning, and fallacies to answer questions surrounding God, good, and evil.

C S Lewis Poet

C S  Lewis  Poet
Author: Don W. King
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780873386814
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C S Lewis Poet Book Excerpt:

C.S. Lewis is best known as the creator of the fanciful world of Narnia and writer of literary criticism and Christian apologetics. This book examines Lewis's early writings, under the pseudonym Clive Hamilton, analyzing the influence of his formative poetic aspirations upon his later prose. By looking at early diaries and letters, and the inclusion of four of Lewis's previously unpublished narrative poems and eleven previously unpublished short poems, this text explains the man through his writing.

NRSV The C S Lewis Bible

NRSV  The C  S  Lewis Bible
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 0310460093
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NRSV The C S Lewis Bible Book Excerpt:

Read and Reflect on Scripture alongside C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most thought-provoking and influential Christian writers of his day. Countless readers have found insight and inspiration from his uniquely articulate view of God’s interaction with the world. The NRSV C. S. Lewis Bible provides readings composed of selections from Lewis’s celebrated spiritual classics, a collection that includes Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, A Grief Observed, The Weight of Glory, and The Abolition of Man, as well as letters, poetry, fiction, and Lewis’s less-familiar works. Each reading in this NRSV Bible, paired alongside relevant passages in the Bible, offers C. S. Lewis as a companion to your daily meditation of Scripture. As you engage in your devotional Bible reading, you will also gain insight from Lewis’s writings and spiritual journey as you invite him into your spiritual discipline. Set in Zondervan’s exclusive NRSV Comfort Print® typeface, this New Revised Standard Version Bible offers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars. Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy. Features: The text of the New Revised Standard Version (Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability Over 600 selections from C. S. Lewis's writings, placed next to Scripture for contemplation and devotional reading Essays on C. S. Lewis’s view of Scripture and journey of faith Indexes to C. S. Lewis’s writings Double-column format Exclusive Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print typeface