The Great Divorce

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

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: Clive Staples Lewis
Pages: 133
ISBN: UOM:39015046341395
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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

The Great Divorce
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0060652950
Available:
Release: 2001-02-06
Editor: HarperOne
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

C. S. Lewis takes us on a profound journey through both heaven and hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.

The Complete C S Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C  S  Lewis Signature Classics
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 1584
ISBN: 9780007488759
Available:
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 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: Valerie Martin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307833846
Available:
Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce
Author: Ilyon Woo
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780802197054
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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

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: Clive Staples Lewis
Pages: 118
ISBN: OCLC:317793417
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Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Phantastes

Phantastes
Author: George MacDonald
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9789176393147
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Release: 2017-01-04
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When, on his twenty-first birthday, Anodos goes into his father's study and opens a drawer, a little ancient fairy lady grants his wish to go to Fairy Land. But is it all just a fantasy? A forerunner of the modern fantasy genre, "Phantastes" is a poignant, whimsical fairy tale. George MacDonald’s classic from 1858 was a favourite of C.S. Lewis’. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. A pioneer of fantasy literature, he was the mentor of Lewis Carroll. Among his notable works are "Phantastes" (1858), "David Elginbrod" (1863), "At the Back of the North Wind" (1871), "The Princess and the Goblin" (1872), and "Lilith" (1895).

The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher

The Works of Aristotle  the Famous Philosopher
Author: Aristotle
Pages: 274
ISBN:
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Release: 1799-01-01
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan
Language: en

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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

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.

Letters of C S Lewis

Letters of C  S  Lewis
Author: C. S. Lewis
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9780062565556
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Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s collection of personal letters—a curated selection of the best of his correspondence with family, friends, and fans—and a short biography by his brother Warren Lewis. Letters of C. S. Lewis reveals the most intimate beliefs of the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics. Written to friends, family, and fans at various stages in his life, from his youth to the weeks before his death, these letters illuminate Lewis’s thoughts on God, humanity, nature, and creativity. In this captivating collection, devotees will discover details about Lewis’s conversion from atheism to Christianity as well as his philosophical thoughts on spirituality and personal faith.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501139246
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. “Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

The Tenth Man

The Tenth Man
Author: Graham Greene
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780671019099
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Release: 1998-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Held prisoner by the Germans during World War II, a wealthy French lawyer is chosen to die but makes a cowardly trade for his life, a decision that he must pay for as a free man. Reprint.

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.

Is Your Lord Large Enough

Is Your Lord Large Enough
Author: Peter J. Schakel
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780830875771
Available:
Release: 2009-09-20
Editor: InterVarsity Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Every year you grow, you will find me bigger." --Aslan to Lucy in Prince Caspian C. S. Lewis was, of course, a brilliant apologist, and his books contain much to feed your intellect. But Lewis was also very concerned about Christian formation and strongly desired to help believers deepen their faith and broaden their vision of God. In this book Peter Schakel opens to you the more practical parts of Lewis's wonderful writings. Covering areas of potential struggle such as prayer, suffering, doubt and love, Schakel draws principles from Lewis's nonfiction as well as illustrations from the Chronicles of Narnia to stir your imagination and soul so that you might see God in new ways. In addition, the author quotes from contemporaries of Lewis, showing how their thinking fit with Lewis's. With reflection questions included, this deeper look at Lewis's formational writings is valuable for your personal devotions or for group discussions. Either way, as you read you will find God bigger and bigger.