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A Grief Observed is a collection of Lewis's reflections on the experience of bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in 1960. The book was first published under the pseudonym N.W. Clerk as Lewis wished to avoid identification as the author. Though republished in 1963 after his death under his own name, the text still refers to his wife as "H" (her first name, which she rarely used, was Helen). The book is compiled from the four notebooks which Lewis used to vent and explore his grief. He illustrates the everyday trials of his life without Joy and explores fundamental questions of faith and theodicy. Lewis's step-son (Joy's son) Douglas Gresham points out in his 1994 introduction that the indefinite article 'a' in the title makes it clear that Lewis's grief is not the quintessential grief experience at the loss of a loved one, but one individual's perspective among countless others. The book helped inspire a 1985 television movie Shadowlands, as well as a 1993 film of the same name. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Release: 2017-04-20
File: 39 Pages
ISBN-13: 9788075830487

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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

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Genre: Religion
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2012-10-04
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571265794

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A Grief Observed explores the processes which the human brain and mind undergo over the course of grieving. The book questions the nature of grief, and whether or not returning to normalcy thereafter is even possible within the realm of human existence on earth. Based on a personal journal he kept, Lewis refers to his wife as "H" throughout this series of reflections, and reveals that she had died from cancer only three years after their marriage. The book is extremely candid, and it details the anger and bewilderment he had felt towards God after H's death, as well as his impressions of life without her. The period of his bereavement was marked by a process of moving in and out of various stages of grief and remembrance, and it becomes obvious that it heavily influenced his spirituality. In fact, Lewis ultimately comes to a revolutionary redefinition of his own characterisation of God: experiencing gratitude for having received and experienced the gift of a true love.

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Author: C. S. Lewis
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Release: 2020-05-23
File: 52 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798648145771

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"The meaning of life is the most urgent of questions," said the existentiallist thinker Albert Camus. And no less a philosopher than Woody Allen has wondered:"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?" "Movies and the Meaning of Life" looks at popular and cult movies, examining their assumptions and insights on meaning-of-life questions: What is reality and how can I know it? (The Truman Show, Contact, Waking Life); How do I find myself and my true identity? (Fight Club, Being John Malkovich, Boys Don't Cry, Memento); How do I find meaning from my interactions with others? (Pulp Fiction, Shadowlands, Chasing Amy); What is the chief purpose in life? (American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, The Shawshank Redemption); and How ought I live my life? (Pleasantville, Spiderman, Minority Report, Groundhog Day).

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Kimberly A. Blessing
Publisher: Open Court
Release: 2013-12-01
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812698749

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The battle between good and evil—in both the seen and unseen worlds—was as clearly at play in the era of C. S. Lewis and his friends in the Oxford literary group, the Inklings, as in our own era. Some of the members of the Inklings carried physical and psychological scars from World War I which led them to deeply consider the problem of evil during the dark era of World War II. Were they alive today, their view of a spiritual conflict behind physical battles would undoubtedly be reinforced. Among the Inklings, Lewis was at the forefront of writing on human pain, suffering, devilry, miracles and the supernatural, with books like The Screwtape Letters and more. It is no surprise, then, that he provides the main focus of this book by expert Inklings writer Colin Duriez. J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy offers another rich resource with much to say to the World War II era and beyond. Other Inklings writings and conversations come into play as well as Duriez explores the writers' considerations of evil and spiritual warfare, particularly focused in the context of wartime. Delving into the interplay between good and evil, these pages enlighten us to the way of goodness and the promise of a far country as we explore the way out of the shadow of evil.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Colin Duriez
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release: 2015-04-25
File: 235 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780830898121

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Genre: English literature
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Release: 1987
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106019476743

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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.

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Genre: Religion
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Release: 2014-12-30
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780571310883

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Author: Bruce L. Edwards
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release: 2007
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 0275991172

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"Having lost our 17-year old daughter (our only child) in a car accident, I know the grief and devastation that result from the death of someone you love. When walking through grief, it can be so overwhelming that it feels as if water is filling your lungs and you cannot breathe. Through the experience of his personal loss, Tom Mason takes you through a journey that begins with darkness and ends with hope. Whether you are the one who has experienced the loss of a loved one or the friend of someone who is grieving, the practical suggestions at the end of each chapter will help you move through the Valley of Grief." - Ellis F. Goldstein, Director, Ministry Partner Development, Campus Crusade for Christ International "When the Lord took home my beloved wife after over 62 wonderful years together, I was greatly helped by Tom's book. I highly recommend it." - Jack Ailes, Lincoln, Nebraska "Men, as I explore in my book, Different by Design, are indeed unique from women. It is part of the Creator's glorious design. Now at last, a book for men who grieve. Read it, share it, give it away to any man who has suffered loss. They will find Tom Mason a friend who truly understands their pain and their journey beyond the Valley!" - Dr. H. Dale Burke, Author of Different by Design, Founder, Dale Burke Leadership, Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, California Tom Mason is a founding member and elder of Evanston Bible Fellowship in Evanston, Illinois. He has served for many years on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He is well acquainted with "The Valley of Grief," having lost his wife of 31 years, Karen, to cancer. His healing process and suggestions for others who find themselves (or friends) in "The Valley of Grief" are the subject of this book.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Thomas O. Mason
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release: 2009-04
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781607916161

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Release: 1995
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B4447527

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