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A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed Best Read || [C.S. Lewis] A Grief Observed Best Read || [C.S. Lewis] - A Grief Observed, A Grief Observed Written with love humility and faith this brief but poignant volume was first published in and concerns the death of C S Lewis s wife the American born poet Joy Davidman In her introduction t

  • Title: A Grief Observed
  • Author: C.S. Lewis
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  • Page: 477
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A Grief Observed Best Read || [C.S. Lewis], A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Written with love humility and faith this brief but poignant volume was first published in and concerns the death of C S Lewis s wife the American born poet Joy Davidman In her introduction to this new edition Madeleine L Engle writes I am grateful to Lewis for having the courage to yell to doubt to kick at God in angry violence This is a part of a healthWritten with l

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed Best Read || [C.S. Lewis] A Grief Observed Best Read || [C.S. Lewis] - A Grief Observed, A Grief Observed Written with love humility and faith this brief but poignant volume was first published in and concerns the death of C S Lewis s wife the American born poet Joy Davidman In her introduction t A Grief Observed

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  1. To begin with, let me offer you my condolences If you ve come here to read about C.S Lewis s A Grief Observed, you re probably doing it for a specific reason It s not the thing you reach for in times of sunshine and cloudless days and a future of beautiful forevers It s the thing you reach for when you are casting about in the dark, looking for something, anything, that might help So, I am sorry for your loss For the grief you are experiencing My grief On June 22, 2015, my brother in law Paul dr [...]

  2. Each person s grief is unique When C.S Lewis wife died in 1960, he journaled and took notes, trying to observe his bereavement This is a short but meaningful read it is less than 100 pages, but it took me several days to finish because I frequently had to put the book down and contemplate certain passages.Lewis often wrote and spoke about his Christianity, and this book has meditations on God and faith and purpose I am not a religious person, so another reader may find these sections meaningful [...]

  3. Hac a tiempo que quer a leer este libro y realmente me alegro de haberlo hecho Un libro, sea dicho de paso, que se lee en una hora A simple vista, podr amos decir que el argumento de la historia es muy sencillo el duelo por la muerte de un ser querido y la fe en Dios Pero en sus p ginas nos encontramos con muchas preguntas, a las que cuesta encontrar una respuesta.

  4. CHE DIO PERDONI DIOUn testo fondamentale di quella che mi viene da definire letteratura del lutto.Iniziato a scrivere pochi giorni dopo la morte della moglie amatissima che si chiamava Joy e qui diventa chiss perch H c da dire che il libro usc firmato con uno pseudonimo e pubblicato solo pochi mesi dopo l evento Composto a caldo.Al caldo del dolore Rovente, inarrestabile In questo mi sembra che si differenzia dalla maggior parte, se non forse da tutte le opere che si occupano del lutto e del dol [...]

  5. Heartwrenching narrative about death and mourning Inspiring musings of somebody who have just lost his loved one Musings that include all phases of grief from shock, pain, acceptance and moving on He even went to the stage of questioning the existence and love of God but in a way is so thought provoking even people with strong faith will need to double check his deep seated beliefs.This 76 page poignant, partly angry and deeply moving journal by Clive Staples C S Lewis 1898 1963 was first publis [...]

  6. Reading this book has resulted in an unknown number of panic attacks I think that this should be one of the book jacket reviews How can 73 beautifully deckled pages cause such angst Words, words, words I have a confession I had to read this twice the first time through I was a bit inebriated Okay, than a bit I felt that I needed a little push to get me over that cliff It s almost like the time passes the hesitant I am to revisit the grief Not that those scabs aren t healed but that I ll just [...]

  7. I read this book for the first time something like four years ago Me, like everyone else who had gone through the loss of a beloved, will surely recognize the same emotions that Lewis describes.It s not easy to give a rational review of this book It s something like a mirror, reading those words makes you feel like Lewis had been looking into your heart when he wrote them.But this is not only a portrait of loss It would be reductive to say that he only speaks about his pain First of all, the mai [...]

  8. After my wife passed away from cancer and I was in the depths of grief, well meaning friends kept bringing me what I call victory books These are books about dealing with the death of a loved one that basically said, If you were a victorious Christian you would get over this I wanted to throw those books in the pond behind my house I hurt bad and I didn t want to get over it I loved her for 20 years and to just get over it was to count her as unimportant in my life Somehow, and I don t remember [...]

  9. Favorite Quotes I once read the sentence I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache an about lying awake That s true to life Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery s shadow or reflection the fact that you don t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief I see people, as they approach me, trying to make up their minds whether they [...]

  10. Saying goodbye to someone who was there beside us our whole lives is just about the hardest thing we ever have to do And grief still feels like fear Perhaps, strictly, like suspense Or like waiting just hanging about waiting for something to happen It gives life a permanently provisional feeling It doesn t seem worth starting anything I can t settle down I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much Up till this I always had too little time Now there is nothing but time Almost pure time, empty successiven [...]

  11. Do we find a book or does it find us A Grief Observed seemed to find me when I needed consoling insight after my brother died C S Lewis was foreverafter a friend who not only knew and understood something very profound, but also had been there for me when I needed him.A Grief Observed was also my introduction to the immortal Lewis, having missed the Narnian Chronicles in my childhood While an improbable first book, Grief is no less excellent for being anomalous Lewis wrote Grief in response to h [...]

  12. ShadowlandsLeggendo Quel che resta del giorno mi sono improvvisamente ricordata, per associazione di idee vuoi perch il protagonista sempre Anthony Hopkins, e vuoi perch sono due film, entrambi ambientati in Inghilterra, che ho visto nello stesso periodo al piccolo cinema teatro Arcobaleno su Via Nomentana di Viaggio in Inghilterra di Richard Attenborough.Ricordavo gli attori, il gi citato Hopkins e la sempre bella Debra Winger attrice da me tanto amata in giovent ma non la trama, che ho appena [...]

  13. C.s Lewis gives us visions on dead not often thought of In the beginning of the book he is very cynical and embittered Grieve has overtaken himself as a person It dominates his daily life His vision is one of with dead the person dies and is no neither physical nor metaphysical His believe in God crimps.To the end, his vision slightly changes He revives in daily life He thinks of the dead person as an reflection of God, in which the person still can exist, also for them who stay behind.Not an e [...]

  14. It s hard to rate a book like this doesn t feel fully appropriate since it s an internal dialogue through stages of grief than anything else C.S Lewis was always a talented writer, whether penning fiction or non, but this is a diary style jotting of internal reflections during the horrible stages of losing his wife to cancer Written in mini paragraphs that were apparently sections recorded during his thoughts, I can almost picture him waking up at night and unable to go back to sleep, reflectin [...]

  15. As Madeleine L Engle says in her introduction, each experience of grief is unique, and Lewis was a quirky sort of fellow His grieving for his wife, so dearly cherished during their far too brief marriage, is explored through the format of passionate journal entries As with others of his works, I find that our thoughts on the issue of theodicy the problem of pain and a benevolent, all powerful God aren t quite the same Still, his experience of the progression of loss and pain, of struggle to reco [...]

  16. Unlike C.S Lewis, it was my dad whom I lost 17 years ago but when he said that grief felt so like fear in the beginning of his book, I believe I know what he meant or, to make it precise, I think he knows exactly what he s talking about.A Grief Observed offers a look at a man in deep despair, who doubted God because of it, but eventually emerges with a deep understanding of himself, his love for his departed wife, and of God.In the first part, the question he presented is not Do God really exis [...]

  17. Every grief is different Which is so true I think Douglas H Gresham rightly notes in his Introduction to this book that the article is an important part of the title This is A Grief Observed It is Lewis s own personal struggle and discovery Yet at the same time, grief is recognizable We share something when we grieve, something that transcends specific circumstances Lewis touches that.He is so emotional in this book that it shocked me This isn t the Lewis I recognize, yet at the same time it has [...]

  18. Original post at One More PageJust yesterday, I was chatting with one of my best friends who is also my old household head in Youth for Christ YFC She was telling me about her latest Kindle purchase if you re curious, it s Cassandra Clare s Clockwork Angel I told her about how I was reading A Grief Observed in my Kindle, and added that I wanted to buy other C.S Lewis books there, too, because I realized that his books are a bit too expensive if I buy it here in full price, and I don t really hav [...]

  19. This was one of the greatest books I ve read this year Man This was outstanding Wow I can t say enough about the wisdom and insight embedded in these pages I love short, pithy, and thoughtful works Concentrated thought can go so far Add a little water and it expands into a meal There might be here than in a book of a 1,000 pages My favorite writing of Lewis is his novel Till We Have Faces TWHF is about the grief that follows loss, and in this story Lewis nails it in stunning fashion TWHF was pu [...]

  20. It is difficult for a practicing Christian to write a book about losing a beloved wife without sounding a bit too pat to someone whose beliefs are different And yet, I do think Lewis was honest with himself When his wife Joy died of cancer, his recovery involved a kind of hide and seek with God Throughout this short book, Lewis maintains his high standards of writing and comes up with such painfully honest observations as the following Tonight all the hells of young grief have opened again the m [...]

  21. Te diste cuenta en alg n momento, amor m o, de lo mucho que te llevaste contigo al morir Me despojaste hasta de mi pasado, hasta de las cosas que nunca compartimos La obra m s personal de Lewis Es una constante de tristeza y desolaci n por la muerte de su esposa En ste se cuestiona la existencia de Dios y nos muestra c mo sobrelleva su dolor inherente a la soledad Eramos u a y carne O, si lo prefer s, un solo barco El motor de proa se fue al garete Y el motorcito de reserva, que soy yo, tiene qu [...]

  22. da non credente mi astengo dalla valutazione di questo scritto, toccante e sincero ma in buona parte costituito da interrogativi e dubbi di un uomo di fede che, davanti ad una grave perdita, vede vacillare le sue certezze il percorso di elaborazione del lutto non prescinde dalla riconciliazione con dio e per quanto interessante testimonianza non sono nelle condizioni di comprenderlo

  23. Author C.S Lewis, best known for his work in the fantasy genre writing the Chronicles of Narnia series, unfortunately lost his wife and was told to repress his grief and emotion, keeping up appearances, but in secret he wrote this amazing, sad and very human book consisting of poetry and thoughts he had back at the time.

  24. I read this once before, right after college and appreciated the keen observations of God and man I read it again just now and appreciate the deep humanness of the pain and agony I believe this to be Lewis s best book in that it differs so dramatically from his others It is so rich and honest and painful and hopeful.

  25. I stumbled across this little book in a used bookstore and as I recently lost my mother, I thought it might be just what I needed It was This reads like a diary written by Mr Lewis during the time right after his wife passed away His stream of thought so closely echoed my own, with all the ups and downs of his emotions As he struggles to come to terms with this grief in his heart, I connected with so much of what he wrote And there were so many good quotes that I wrote out and stuck around my ho [...]

  26. Lenkiu galv prie C S Lewis meistri kum Pakutiniu metu skaitin jau literat r apie netekt , ir ioje knygoje radau tai, ko ie kojau Tai gyvas, i jaustas, i b tas sielvartas I tvertas sielvartas Tikr ja to od io prasme Skaudus, piktas, kupinas li desio ir ilgesio Tikras Jautrus Dr sus Nusivyl s Ai ku, mano apib dinimai toli gra u neperteiks autoriaus meistri kumo Tad imkit ir skaitykit Manau, nesigail sit O a eisiu ie koti, kur i knyg gal iau gauti savo nam bibliotekai.

  27. I appreciate that this book is titled A Grief Observed, and not Grief Observed that Lewis attempts to describe the specific grief he suffers after the death of his wife, and that he is not attempting to describe all grief I believe it is due to detailing this particular grief that Lewis has managed to write a universally useful observation that allows the reader to relate to the thoughts and anguish found in these pages The very fact that he isn t attempting to describe my grief, but only his, a [...]

  28. Si en Morir Schnitzler mostraba lo que sucede antes de que uno de los dos miembros de una pareja fallezca a resultas de una enfermedad terminal, aqu , C.S Lewis plantea lo que viene despu s la gesti n del duelo, la observaci n y desentra amiento de la pena que siente el viudo, quien trata de aclarar sus ideas y pensamientos sobre el papel, mediante unos escritos en los que afirma y se desmiente Una narraci n que se construye sobre tres elementos l, ella H y Dios Una confesi n donde explicitar su [...]

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