In "The Great Divorce", C.S. Lewis employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory, this time exploring the question of heaven and hell. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, the theologian introduces readers to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.
A Great Allegory by a Great Author
C.S. Lewis has always been one of my two favorite authors. "The Great Divorce" details a dream in which C.S. Lewis is ushered through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and paints some incredibly imaginative images of what all three are like.
I think Lewis is—like the Bible—one of the most quoted, most revered, yet least read (and understood) sources of spirituality in the Christian world. When I say ‘least-read’, I understand that almost everybody has read “Mere Christianity” and the Narnian Chronicles and maybe ‘Screwtape Letters’, but there is such an untapped wealth within his collection of writings that most don’t dive into. And there is a wealth behind the surface of most of his stuff. He was not a ‘cute’ and ‘comfortable’ Christian writer spouting out consolatory life principles. He wasn’t a teddy bear. His life was viciously consecrated and his cheerful joy stemmed from a well Full Review...
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