A Grief Observed
Score: 4.5
From 164 Ratings

A Grief Observed


  • Author: C. S. Lewis
  • Release Date : 2009-06-09
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • File Size: 829560 Bytes


A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife’s tragic death as a way of surviving the “mad midnight moments,” A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings. ...

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed


  • Author: C. S. Lewis
  • Release Date : 2020-02-26
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 656611 Bytes


In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. To defend himself against the loss of belief in God, Lewis wrote this journal, an eloquent statement of rediscovered faith. In it he freely confesses his doubts, his rage, and his awareness of human frailty. In it he finds again the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide....

Grief Observed
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

Grief Observed


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2001-02-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060652388


Grief Observed Book Description :

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 homest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings....

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0571310877


A Grief Observed Book Description :

In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition includes the original text of A Grief Observed alongside specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers: Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford...

A GRIEF OBSERVED  Based on a Personal Journal

A GRIEF OBSERVED Based on a Personal Journal


  • Author : C. S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Release Date : 2017-04-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9788075830487


A GRIEF OBSERVED Based on a Personal Journal Book Description :

A Grief Observed is a collection of Lewis's reflections on the experience of bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in 1960. The book was first published under the pseudonym N.W. Clerk as Lewis wished to avoid identification as the author. Though republished in 1963 after his death under his own name, the text still refers to his wife as "H" (her first name, which she rarely used, was Helen). The book is compiled from the four notebooks which Lewis used to vent and explore his grief. He illustrates the everyday trials of his life without Joy and explores fundamental questions of faith and theodicy. Lewis's step-son (Joy's son) Douglas Gresham points out in his 1994 introduction that the indefinite article 'a' in the title makes it...

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed


  • Author : C.s. Lewis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-08-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9798675562800


A Grief Observed Book Description :

A Grief Observed is a collection of C. S. Lewis's reflections on the experience of bereavement following the death of his wife, Joy Davidman, in 1960. The book was first published in 1961 under the pseudonym N.W. Clerk, as Lewis wished to avoid identification as the author. Though republished in 1963, after his death, under his own name, the text still refers to his wife as "H" (her first name, which she rarely used, was Helen).[1]The book is compiled from the four notebooks used by Lewis to vent and explore his grief. He illustrates the everyday trials of his life without Joy and explores fundamental questions of faith and theodicy. Lewis' stepson (Joy's son) Douglas Gresham points out in his 1994 introduction that the indefinite article 'a' in the ...

A Buddhist Grief Observed

A Buddhist Grief Observed


  • Author : Guy Newland
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614293019


A Buddhist Grief Observed Book Description :

Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? “After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Newland finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. This finely written book offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when everything falls apart.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Guy Newland offers this brave record of falling to pieces and then learning to make sense of his pain and grief within his spiritual tradition. Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Buddhist world—from Zen stories and the Dalai Lama, to Pema Chödr...

Grief One Day at a Time

Grief One Day at a Time


  • Author : Alan Wolfelt
  • Publisher : Companion Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617222405


Grief One Day at a Time Book Description :

After a loved one dies, each day can be a struggle. But each day, you can also find comfort and understanding in this daily companion. With one brief entry for every day of the calendar year, this little book by beloved grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt offers small, one-day-at-a-time doses of guidance and healing. Each entry includes an inspiring or soothing quote followed by a short discussion of the day's theme. This compassionate gem of a book will accompany you....

A Grief Observed
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

A Grief Observed


  • Author : C. Lewis
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-06-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1534898409


A Grief Observed Book Description :

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me....

A Mother s Grief Observed

A Mother s Grief Observed


  • Author : Rebecca Faber
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Pub
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0842339957


A Mother s Grief Observed Book Description :

Rebecca Faber learned about grief when her toddler son drowned in the family pool. She offers you her experience in the hope that it can help you is your journey toward a God whose love is indeed stronger than death....

A Grief Observed Readers  Edition

A Grief Observed Readers Edition


  • Author : C.S. Lewis
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571310883


A Grief Observed Readers Edition Book Description :

In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition includes the original text of A Grief Observed alongside specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers: Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford...

Lament for a Son
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Lament for a Son


  • Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Bereavement
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0281050945


Lament for a Son Book Description :

...