The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0007461232
Available:
Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0061947350
Available:
Release: 2009-06-02
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce is a classic Christian allegorical tale about a bus ride from hell to heaven. An extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment, Lewis’s revolutionary idea in the The Great Divorce is that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’ The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780007375783
Available:
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C.S. Lewis’s dazzling allegory about heaven and hell – and the chasm fixed between them – is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, as he takes issue with the ideas in William Blake’s ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’.

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C  S  Lewis Signature Classics
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 1584
ISBN: 9780007488759
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Release: 2012-05-31
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: Clive Staples Lewis
Pages: 128
ISBN: PSU:000016283480
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Release: 1984
Editor: Scribner Paper Fiction
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A symbolic fantasy which finds a busload of condemned ghosts faced with the choice of giving up their cherished sins to enter the gates of Paradise

The Great Divorce Study Guide

The Great Divorce Study Guide
Author: Alan Vermilye
Pages: 108
ISBN: 9780997841794
Available:
Release: 2017-05
Editor: Brown Chair Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Great Divorce Bible Study Guide takes readers through a Bible study of the C.S. Lewis classic, The Great Divorce. This 8-week Bible study guide expands upon Lewis' classic allegorical tale where damned spirits are given a vacation or a "holiday" away from Hell to visit Heaven, where they are invited to stay forever.

The Cambridge Companion to C S Lewis

The Cambridge Companion to C  S  Lewis
Author: Robert MacSwain,Michael Ward
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9780521884136
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Release: 2010-09-09
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive 2010 single-volume study surveying C. S. Lewis's career as an academic, Christian thinker, and creative writer.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: Ilyon Woo
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780802197054
Available:
Release: 2010-08-10
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Ilyon Woo presents the earliest child custody laws of this country with vivid relevance . . . both legal and feminist details are fascinating” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). The Great Divorce is the dramatic, richly textured story of one of nineteenth-century America’s most infamous divorce cases, in which a young mother single-handedly challenged her country’s notions of women’s rights, family, and marriage itself. In 1814, Eunice Chapman came home to discover that her three children had been carried off by her estranged husband. He had taken them, she learned, to live among a celibate, religious people known as the Shakers. Defying all expectations, this famously petite and lovely woman mounted an epic campaign against her husband, the Shakers, and the law. In its confrontation of some of the nation’s most fundamental debates—religious freedom, feminine virtue, the sanctity of marriage—her case struck a nerve with an uncertain new republic. And its culmination—in a stunning legislative decision and a terrifying mob attack—sent shockwaves through the Shaker community and the nation beyond. With a novelist’s eye and a historian’s perspective, Woo delivers the first full account of Eunice Chapman’s remarkable struggle. A moving story about the power of a mother’s love, The Great Divorce is also a memorable portrait of a rousing challenge to the values of a young nation. “Modern Americans, bombarded with stories of celebrity divorces, probably assume that the tabloid breakup is a recent phenomenon. This lively, well-written and engrossing tale proves them wrong.” —The New York Times Book Review

Phantastes

Phantastes
Author: George MacDonald
Pages: 222
ISBN: OXFORD:590635658
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Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Phantastes : A Faerie Romance by George MacDonald, first published in 1874, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Author: William Blake
Pages: 54
ISBN: 0192811673
Available:
Release: 1975
Editor: American Chemical Society
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell represents Blake's first full-scale attempt to present his philosophic message. In it he expresses his extreme humanist views through a system in which Angels and Devils change places, Good becomes Evil, Heaven is Hell. The 27 colour plates are the work of Blake himself, with commentary and introduction by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.

The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens

The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens
Author: Alan Vermilye
Pages: 78
ISBN: 9781948481014
Available:
Release: 2018-01-04
Editor: Brown Chair Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Help Teens Study and Share The Great Divorce! The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of teenagers for over 70 years, but for many it has been a little difficult to grasp. The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens makes it easy and relatable for teenagers to not only read the book but to also study and share this iconic classic with their friends. Imagine being a damned soul on a bus ride from Hell to visit the outskirts of Heaven. Then, once you arrive you are offered a second chance to enter the bliss of Heaven forever. Why would anyone not accept this once in a lifetime, or after life-time-offer? This is just the scenario found in C.S. Lewis' allegorical tale, The Great Divorce. Using Scripture references, discussion questions, and relatable stories, The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens gives teens a better understanding of the key concepts of the book, the supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to a Christian teen’s worldview today. Detailed character sketches and an easy-to-read book summary provide deep insights into each character and letter of the book. To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide is available for free online. This complete Bible study experience is perfect for youth groups, homeschool groups, and independent Bible study. The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens includes: · Daily Bible studies that takes no more than 20 minutes · Easy-to-read workbook with questions relatable to teenagers · Complete character sketches and summaries for a better understanding · Answer Guide to all questions and Scripture Reference Guide available for free online · Perfect for all teenagers Available in print or e-book formats The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens combined with Lewis' fictional story about Heaven and Hell just might give your teens a different perspective on the afterlife.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: Valerie Martin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307833846
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Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Three surprising women, their lives riven by divorce both literal and metaphorical: Ellen Clayton, reeling from her husband’s decision to leave her after twenty years, finds meaning in caring for her teenage daughters and in her work as the veterinarian at the New Orleans Zoo. Her young assistant Camille, preyed on by a series of contemptuous men, experiences bizarre episodes in which she feels herself transforming into one of the great cats in her care. And Elisabeth Boyer, a passionate Creole aristocrat trapped on her husband’s antebellum plantation, finds deliverance in the form of a black leopard, a powerful, merciless ally from the wild. Their unfolding stories blur distinctions of time, class and social construct to reveal the ordinary and extraordinary measures required to make our fractured world whole.

99 Poems

99 Poems
Author: Dana Gioia
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781555979256
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Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Graywolf Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

So much of what we live goes on inside— The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches Of unacknowledged love are no less real For having passed unsaid. What we conceal Is always more than what we dare confide. Think of the letters that we write our dead. —from “Unsaid” Dana Gioia has long been celebrated as a poet of sharp intelligence and brooding emotion with an ingenious command of his craft. 99 Poems: New & Selected gathers for the first time work from across his career, including many remarkable new poems. Gioia has not arranged this selection chronologically but instead has organized it by theme in seven sections: Mystery, Place, Remembrance, Imagination, Stories, Songs, and Love. The result is a book that reveals and renews the pleasures, consolations, and sense of wonder that poetry bestows.

George MacDonald

George MacDonald
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780061949203
Available:
Release: 2009-06-09
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C. S. Lewis said everything he wrote was influenced by George MacDonald. According to Lewis, there is "hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continuously close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself." Writing a preface and selecting MacDonald's most poignant passages, Lewis introduces us to these extraordinary treasures. Ranging from "Inexorable Love" to "The Torment of Death," these words will instruct and uplift.

C S Lewis Goes to Heaven

C  S  Lewis Goes to Heaven
Author: David G. Clark
Pages: 210
ISBN: 1936294095
Available:
Release: 2012-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C.S. Lewis' novel, The Great Divorce, about a man who takes a bus trip from Hell to Heaven, is full of fascinating characters and conversations. C.S. Lewis Goes to Heaven is the first book dedicated to exploring this story, revealing many important secrets that have gone undetected since its publication in 1946. Discover how leaving a train station in the wrong direction provided Lewis a model for Hell. Learn the real names of an Impressionist painter and a famous detective writer that Lewis placed (anonymously) in Hell. With considerable detective work of his own, David Clark carefully expands ideas found in The Great Divorce using supporting references from Lewis' personal correspondence and other books, particularly Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, Surprised by Joy and Letters to Malcolm.* * * Clark looks at the story through three different lenses. First, he introduces the characters and their interactions chapter by chapter, including a brief narrative so readers new to Lewis will feel at home. Second, he reveals how even the book's landscapes convey the theology of Lewis. Then the author comes "alongside" Lewis, explaining his theological ideas and insights, showing their far-reaching implications, and providing scriptural references. By these three approaches, the astonishing grasp of Lewis' theology is revealed in accessible language. The book concludes with three appendices, including 40 pages of historical character sketches, literary references, and concepts.* * * Considering that Lewis himself thought it surpassed his classic book, The Screwtape Letters, it's regrettable that The Great Divorce has been neglected for so long. Now for the first time, there is a comprehensive guide to help readers appreciate this profound and entertaining novel, and be awestruck by the grace of God it reveals. * * * "If you want a great guide to The Great Divorce, you can't do better than David Clark, who introduces readers to a host of fascinating historical and literary characters - illuminating this popular novel with theological insight and devotional delight. Clark's tour of C. S. Lewis' version of Heaven and Hell provides a truly refreshing holiday." * * * Terry Lindvall, author of Surprised by Laughter: The Comic World of C.S. Lewis

Jack

Jack
Author: George Sayer
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781433518409
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Release: 2005-06-20
Editor: Crossway
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As I walked away from New Buildings, I found the man that Lewis had called "Tollers" sitting on one of the stone steps in front of the arcade. "How did you get on?" he asked. "I think rather well. I think he will be a most interesting tutor to have." "Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that," said the man, who I later learned was J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll never get to the bottom of him." Over the next twenty-nine years, author George Sayer's first impression about C. S. Lewis proved true. He was interesting; but he was more than just that. He was a devout Christian, gifted literary scholar, best-selling author, and brilliant apologist. Sayer draws from a variety of sources, including his close friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's brother, to paint a portrait of the man whose friends knew as Jack. Offering glimpses into Lewis's extraordinary relationships and experiences, Jack details the great scholar's life at the Kilns; days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham; and the creative process that produced such world-famous works as the classic Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters. This book is an intimate account of the man who helped-and through his works, continues to help-generations hear and understand the heart of Christianity.

An Environmental History of the World

An Environmental History of the World
Author: Johnson Donald Hughes
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780415136198
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Release: 2002
Editor: Psychology Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This original work follows a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. Each chapter concentrates on a general period in human history; each also has three case studies which illustrate the significant patterns occurring at that time.

Six by Lewis

Six by Lewis
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0684831198
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Release: 1996-06-01
Editor: Touchstone
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of books by C. S. Lewis includes: The Screwtape Letters; So begins this product of C. S. Lewis's wickedly funny imagination, a correspondence between two devils, Screwtape and his young nephew, Wormwood. The Problem of Pain; The author tackles the question that has plagued humanity for centuries. If God is both omnipotent and good, how can we explain the pain and suffering that people experience daily? Miracles: Lewis builds a solid and compelling argument for the acceptance of divine intervention. Mere Christianity: This book is the authors' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. The Great Divorce: The narrator boards a bus on a drizzly English afternoon and embarks on an incredible voyage through Heaven and Hell. The Abolition of Man: The beloved educator and author, reflects on education, society, and nature.

The Good Divorce

The Good Divorce
Author: Constance Ahrons
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061981937
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Release: 2009-10-06
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's never too late to have a good divorce Based on two decades of groundbreaking research, The Good Divorce presents the surprising finding that in more than fifty percent of divorces couples end their marriages, yet preserve their families. Dr. Ahrons shows couples how they can move beyond the confusing, even terrifying early stages of breakup and learn to deal with the transition from a nuclear to a "binuclear" family--one that spans two households and continues to meet the needs of children. The Good Divorce makes an important contribution to the ongoing "family values" debate by dispelling the myth that divorce inevitability leaves emotionally troubles children in its wake. It is a powerful tonic for the millions of divorcing and long-divorces parents who are tired of hearing only the damage reports. It will make us change the way we think about divorce and the way we divorce, reconfirming our commitment to children and families.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307374677
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Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.