A Grief Observed

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A Grief Observed

Author: C.S. Lewis
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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: “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.

Grace's Review

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis is probably the most thought provoking book of his that I have read. I didn’t agree with everything. But I understood a lot of his thoughts and where he was coming from. He wrote it through pain and suffering. So if you have gone through a tough time, then you will understand some of C.S. Lewis’s thoughts. It helped me see that others have dealt with some of the similar thoughts and made it through it.


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