The Great Divorce
A stunning new edition of this timeless allegory of heaven and hell, repackaged and rebranded as part of the C.S. Lewis Signature Classics range. C.S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about heaven and hell and the chasm fixed between them, is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales which will... show more
A stunning new edition of this timeless allegory of heaven and hell, repackaged and rebranded as part of the C.S. Lewis Signature Classics range. C.S. Lewis's dazzling allegory about heaven and hell and the chasm fixed between them, is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales which will appeal to readers of all ages. Lewis communicates deep spiritual truths through the sheer power of the fantastic. In The Great Divorce the writer in a dream boards a bus on a drizzly afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. He meets a host of supernatural beings far removed from his expectations and comes to significant realisations about the ultimate consequences of everyday behaviour. This is the starting point for a profound meditation upon good and evil. "If we insist on keeping Hell (or even Earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell."
Publish date: February 4th 2002
Pages no: 146
Edition language: English
The allegory in it went over my head more often than in some of his other works, but it was interesting. Another one I'll have to try again with some kind of companion. *Review written on February 18, 2016.*
This book is a journey in which the main character is led by a Scottish minister through a dreamt-up purgatory full of metaphors, which C.S. Lewis uses to explore his concepts of Heaven and Hell and contrast them to other views held by much of Christianity. Although I do not necessarily agree with m...
I'm going to be stoned by my Christian friends, I just know it. I don't know why, but I just didn't like this as well as I liked Lewis' other works, like The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia or even Mere Christianity. The writing or literary device used reminded me of The Shack: Where Tra...
The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis (?)
This is a great book about the Christian faith. C.S. Lewis uses the setting of a dream to communicate fundamental truths. Guided by George MacDonald, an earlier author, he embarks on a trip starting in Hell, and ends up in Heaven In the process, he explains Christian views of life, death, heaven ...
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