The Great Divorce

Paperback | April 21, 2015

byC. S. Lewis

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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. 

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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 ...

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In The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory. The writer finds himself in Hell boarding a bus bound for Heaven. The amazing opportunity is that anyone who wants to stay in Heaven, can. This is the starting point for an extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment. Lewis...

Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge Univer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.38 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060652950

ISBN - 13:9780060652951

Appropriate for ages: 16

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Great Divorce A thought provoking and heart moving allergory of heaven and hell. C.S. LEWIS, I suspect has experienced a supernatural event for this God given treasure.
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food for the soul It took a few pages before I was able to wrap my mind around the fantastical story telling style however this is more a reflection of my own mental constraints than any deficit on the author's part. Lewis' ability to explore philosophy and theology with such whimsical allegory is extraordinary. While concurrently entertaining us with what appears to be a whimsical representation of Heaven and Hell, Lewis fearlessly invites us to actually challenge and consider our own personal hermeneutics of what the essence of love is-and is not-and by virtue of this, what the essence and power of Heaven can and ideally should be.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet afterlife Hand it to Lewis to create a captivating story about his version of heaven and hell. It's a must read for all, not to know what heaven is like but the very things that keep us from it.
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spiritual Growth C.S. Lewis' concept of Heaven and Hell was written in such a knowledgeable way as well as faithfully to Christian fundamentals I would not be surprised if his whole perception of such celestials were pitch perfectly accurate.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Astounding Read! C.S. Lewis is at his imaginative best in his descriptions of the beings, landscapes, and travellers in the land of the eternal dawn. I found that not only were his images vivid and alive, but his understanding of the human condition has you seeing shades of yourself in the different "travellers" who step off the bus into the heavenly realm. I found the title misleading, because I had a completely different expectation opening the book- but what a pleasant surprise! I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2006-06-05

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“Much deserves to be quoted... attractive imagery, amusing satire, exciting speculations... Lewis rouses curiosity about life after death only to sharpen awareness of this world.”