C. S. Lewis sets out to persuade his audience of the importance and relevance of universal values such as courage and honor in contemporary society.
The life of the young Lewis was filled with contemplations quite different from those of the mature author. This early diary gives readers a window on the world of his formative years. Edited and with an Introduction by Walter Hooper; Index; photographs.
The Allegory of Love is a study in medieval tradition--the rise of both the sentiment called "Courtly Love" and of the allegorical method--from eleventh-century Languedoc through sixteenth-century England. C. S. Lewis devotes considerable attention to The Romance of the Rose and The Faerie Queene, and to such poets as Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, and Thomas Usk.
A journey through the ecclesiastical year with Christianity's most eloquent and inspiring spokesman. "A potent anthology" (Los Angeles Times). Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper.
Beloved author C. S. Lewis is one of the world's most influential Christian thinkers and a trusted companion for millions of readers. The C. S. Lewis Bible draws upon the distinctive wisdom of Lewis's celebrated spiritual classics-Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and A Grief Observed-as well as his other distinguished works, and pairs them alongside the life-giving words of Scripture. As you engage in devotional Bible reading with the full text of the trusted NRSV Bible, you will also gain insight from Lewis's writings and spiritual journey while exploring key issues in the life of faith. Each reading will draw you deeper into Scripture as you wrestle with and meditate on spiritual truths woven throughout the text. The C. S. Lewis Bible is an indispensable companion for everyone who cherishes Lewis's timeless words and seeks to meditate on the truths of Scripture.
Galopando Hacia La Libertad Narnia. . . donde los caballos hablan. . . donde se prepara una traición. . . donde aguarda el destino. Embarcados en un viaje desesperado, dos fugitivos se encuentran y deciden unir fuerzas. Aunque sólo buscan escapar de las dificultades que plagan sus vidas, pronto se encuentran en medio de una peligrosa batalla. Una batalla que determinará su propio destino y el de la tierra de Narnia.
El eterno clásico sobre "las últimas novedades del Infierno y las irrebatibles respuestas del Cielo"Esta clásica obra maestra de sátira ha entretenido e iluminado a lectores alrededor del mundo con su irónica y astuta representación de la vida y las debilidades humanas desde el punto de vista de Escrutopo, el asistente de alto rango de "Nuestro Padre de Abajo." En este divertidísimo, muy serio y excepcionalmente original libro, C. S. Lewis comparte con nosotros la correspondencia entre el viejo diablo y su sobrino Orugario, un novato demonio encargado de asegurarse de la condenación de un joven hombre.Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino es la historia más atractiva acerca de la tentación -- y el triunfo sobre ella -- jamás escrita.
Una autobiografía sumamente personal y sincera acerca de la conversiónC. S. Lewis, un observador del yo infaliblemente honesto y sumamente perspicaz, cuenta vívidamente la trayectoria espiritual que lo llevó desde una niñez cristiana en Belfast a una adolescencia atea y de vuelta finalmente al cristianismo. Lewis describe sus días en la escuela a una edad temprana, sus experiencias en las trinches durante la Primera Guerra Mundial y los años como estudiante universitario en Oxford, donde se encontró otra vez atraído a Dios. El aspecto racional de su conversión hace que el relato de Lewis sea muy conmovedor, especialmente para lectores contemporáneos.Publicada por primera vez en 1955, esta historia sigue siendo de extrema importancia para los admiradores de sus obras y, ahora más que nunca, para todos los que tienen interés en la compatibilidad de lo racional y lo espiritual.
In Christian Reflections C.S. Lewis brings his vast and original intellect to bear on a wealth of subjects, including ethics, historicism, Christianity and culture. This selection of essays and papers, drawn from all stages of his career, presents Lewis at his most varied and profound.
A classic children's fantasy epic brimming with imagination that appeals to the young and the young at heart.The series covers the history of the magical land of Narnia, ruled over by the Great Lion Aslan, and the human children who visit it, including the four Pevensie children, as they fight the evil White Witch, journey to the world's end, explore vast underground cities, and more. Lewis was a contemporary of J.R.R. Tolkein, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and together with him helped create the fantasy genre as we know it.Includes all 7 books in the series - The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
This collection contains all seven books in the classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia without art, to appeal to older readers. This special ebook edition includes an introduction by C. S. Lewis's stepson, Douglas Gresham, and full text and art for Lewis's very first work--Boxen! Experience C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia in its entirety--The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle. This bundle comes with a special introduction by Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis's stepson, for a behind-the-scenes look at Lewis while he was writing the book. The Chronicles of Narnia has become part of the canon of classic literature, drawing readers of all ages into magical lands with unforgettable characters for over sixty years. Epic battles between good and evil, fantastic creatures, betrayals, heroic deeds, and friendships won and lost all come together in this unforgettable world. And then discover the world before Narnia with Boxen, a collection of stories written by C. S. Lewis and his brother when they were children, with the authors' own delightful illustrations. For every reader who has been captivated by the magic of Narnia, Boxen will open a window to another enchanted land and offer the first glimmer of C. S. Lewis's amazing creativity.
The life and mind of C. S. Lewis have fascinated those who have read his works. This collection of his personal letters reveals a unique intellectual journey. The first of a three-volume collection, this volume contains letters from Lewis's boyhood, his army days in World War I, and his early academic life at Oxford. Here we encounter the creative, imaginative seeds that gave birth to some of his most famous works. At age sixteen, Lewis begins writing to Arthur Greeves, a boy his age in Belfast who later becomes one of his most treasured friends. Their correspondence would continue over the next fifty years. In his letters to Arthur, Lewis admits that he has abandoned the Christian faith. "I believe in no religion," he says. "There is absolutely no proof for any of them." Shortly after arriving at Oxford, Lewis is called away to war. Quickly wounded, he returns to Oxford, writing home to describe his thoughts and feelings about the horrors of war as well as the early joys of publication and academic success. In 1929 Lewis writes to Arthur of a friend ship that was to greatly influence his life and writing. "I was up till 2:30 on Monday talking to the Anglo-Saxon professor Tolkien who came back with me to College ... and sat discoursing of the gods and giants & Asgard for three hours ..." Gradually, as Lewis spends time with Tolkien and other friends, he admits in his letters to a change of view on religion. In 1930 he writes, "Whereas once I would have said, 'Shall I adopt Christianity', I now wait to see whether it will adopt me ..." The Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis, Volume I offers an inside perspective to Lewis's thinking during his formative years. Walter Hooper's insightful notes and biographical appendix of all the correspondents make this an irreplaceable reference for those curious about the life and work of one of the most creative minds of the modern era.
C. S. Lewis was a prolific letter writer, and his personal correspondence reveals much of his private life, reflections, friendships, and the progress of his thought. This second of a three-volume collection contains the letters Lewis wrote after his conversion to Christianity, as he began a lifetime of serious writing. Lewis corresponded with many of the twentieth century's major literary figures, including J. R. R. Tolkien and Dorothy Sayers. Here we encounter a surge of letters in response to a new audience of laypeople who wrote to him after the great success of his BBC radio broadcasts during World War II -- talks that would ultimately become his masterwork, Mere Christianity. Volume II begins with C. S. Lewis writing his first major work of literary history, The Allegory of Love, which established him as a scholar with imaginative power. These letters trace his creative journey and recount his new circle of friends, "The Inklings," who meet regularly to share their writing. Tolkien reads aloud chapters of his unfinished The Lord of the Rings, while Lewis shares portions of his first novel, Out of the Silent Planet. Lewis's weekly letters to his brother, Warnie, away serving in the army during World War II, lead him to begin writing his first spiritual work, The Problem of Pain. After the serialization of The Screwtape Letters, the director of religious broadcasting at the BBC approached Lewis and the "Mere Christianity" talks were born. With his new broadcasting career, Lewis was inundated with letters from all over the world. His faithful, thoughtful responses to numerous questions reveal the clarity and wisdom of his theological and intellectual beliefs. Volume II includes Lewis's correspondence with great writers such as Owen Barfield, Arthur C. Clarke, Sheldon Vanauken, and Dom Bede Griffiths. The letters address many of Lewis's interests -- theology, literary criticism, poetry, fantasy, and children's stories -- as well as reveal his relation ships with close friends and family. But what is apparent throughout this volume is how this quiet bachelor professor in England touched the lives of many through an amazing discipline of personal correspondence. Walter Hooper's insightful notes and compre hensive biographical appendix of the correspon dents make this an irreplaceable reference for those curious about the life and work of one of the most creative minds of the modern era.
A rich, diverse collections of works by one of the 20th century's great Christian thinkers. While contemporary audiences may know C.S. Lewis best as the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, he also wrote extensively on Christianity. This collection brings together seven of his most highly regard works: Mere Christianity, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, A Grief Observed, The Abolition of Man, Miracles, and the satirical Screwtape Letters, in which a demon attempts to coach his nephew on how to best tempt souls. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
De la contraportada del libro: NARNIA... una tierra congelada en un invierno eterno... un país que ansia ser libre. Cuatro chicos aventureros entran por la puerta de un ropero y llegan a la tierra de Narnia--un país esclavizado por el poder de la Bruja Blanca. Pero, cuando se han perdido casi todas las esperanzas, el regreso de Aslan, el gran león, significa un gran cambio ... y un gran sacrificio.
De la contraportada del libro: NARNIA... donde las bestias hablan... donde espera una bruja... donde está a punto de nacer un nuevo mundo. Dos amigos se embarcan en una peligrosa aventura para salvar una vida, y de repente se encuentran en un mundo nuevo donde una malvada bruja intenta convertirlos en sus esclavos. Pero la canción del león Aslan se vuelve parte de esta nueva tierra, una tierra que se llamará Narnia. Y en Narnia, cualquier cosa es posible...
A collection of Lewis's complete shorter fiction, including two previously unpublished works, "The Dark Tower" and "The Man Born Blind." Edited and with a Preface by Walter Hooper.
In The Discarded Image, C.S. Lewis paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. It describes the "image" discarded by later years as "the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe." This, Lewis's last book, has been hailed as "the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind."
Un fantástico viaje entre el Cielo y el InfiernoEn El Gran Divorcio, C. S. Lewis de nuevo utiliza su formidable talento para contar fábulas y alegorías. En un sueño, el escritor se sube a un autobús una tarde lloviznosa y se embarca en un increíble viaje por el Cielo y el Infierno. Este es el punto de partida para la profunda meditación sobre el bien y el mal."Si insistimos en quedarnos con el Infierno (o incluso la Tierra) no veremos el Cielo: si aceptamos al Cielo no podremos quedarnos ni siquiera con el más pequeño e íntimo souvenir del Infierno."
¿Por qué debemos sufrir?"Si Dios es bueno y todopoderoso, ¿por qué permite que sus criaturas sufran?" ¿Y qué del sufrimiento de los animales, quienes ni se merecen el dolor ni pueden mejorarse por medio de él?C. S. Lewis, el más importante pensador cristiano de nuestros tiempos, se propone aclarar este tema espinoso en este libro. Con su estilo conocido, su profunda compasión y su extenso entendimiento, el autor ofrece respuestas a estas cruciales preguntas, y comparte su esperanza y su conocimiento para ayudar a sanar a un mundo hambriento por el verdadero entendimiento de la naturaleza humana.
Why do we read literature and how do we judge it? C. S. Lewis's classic An Experiment in Criticism springs from the conviction that literature exists for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He argues that "good reading," like moral action or religious experience, involves surrender to the work in hand and a process of entering fully into the opinions of others: "in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself." Crucial to his notion of judging literature is a commitment to laying aside expectations and values extraneous to the work, in order to approach it with an open mind. Amid the complex welter of current critical theories, C. S. Lewis's wisdom is valuably down-to-earth, refreshing and stimulating in the questions it raises about the experience of reading.
The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving. Lewis combines a novelist's insight into motives with a profound religious understanding of our human nature.
In this collection selected by C. S. Lewis are 365 selections from MacDonald's inspiring and challenging writings.
God in the Dock is one of the best known of C.S. Lewis's collections of essays and includes Myth Become Fact, The Grand Miracle, Priestesses in the Church and, of course, God in the Dock.
C. S. Lewis takes us on a profound journey through both heaven and hell in this engaging allegorical tale. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis introduces us to supernatural beings who will change the way we think about good and evil.
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