The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

The Great Divorce

byC.S. Lewis

Kobo ebook | January 14, 2015

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Originally published as a serial in The Guardian from November 10, 1944 to April 13, 1945, the Great Divorce offers insight into the human condition and the seemingly innocent things that can separate us from God.  We also get a taste of Lewis's view of Heaven and Hell.

The book opens with a bus-load of inhabitants from the Grey Town (or Hell) who have the opportunity to visit the outskirts of Heaven.  Because of their semi-transparent appearance, the passengers are referred to as ghosts, while the citizens of Heaven have solid bodies.  A representative of Heaven greets each visitor and a conversation ensues during which the solid person tries to persuade the ghost to stay. Each ghost has taken a virtue or natural impulse and elevated it above all else to the point of becoming distorted and destructive.  In pride, they cling to self-righteousness, mother love, artistic talent, and doing one's duty, rather than grasp the joy and grace offered in Heaven.  Only one ghost decides to stay and surrender the obstacle that separates him from God.  Who will it be?

Title:The Great DivorceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 14, 2015Publisher:iHelp PressLanguage:English

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