Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis

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.

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The 1287th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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A Grief Observed Paperback 1793591 $5.95 $1.55
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C.S. Lewis's the Problem of Pain/a Grief Observed by Terry L. Miethe (1999-10-01) Paperback 15686345 $39.99 $15.16 1999
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A GRIEF OBSERVED: (ILLUSTRATED) Paperback 744808 $11.00 2016
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A Grief Observed Readers' Edition Paperback 2640732 $6.00 $8.96 2015
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