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  • ISBN: 9780062342706 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0062342703 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1hr., 53 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Douglas Gresham.
Summary, etc.:
Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Consolation.
Bereavement > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Davidman, Joy.
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 > Religion.

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