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Why must humanity suffer? In this elegant and thoughtful work, C. S. Lewis questions the pain and suffering that occur everyday and how this contrasts with the notion of a God that is both omnipotent and good. An answer to this critical theological problem is found within these pages.
A christian book that represent an attempt to find the inner meaning and values of one limited part of the Bible (Psalms)
In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis's death, a special annotated edition of his Christian classic, The Screwtape Letters, with notes and excerpts from his other works that help illuminate this diabolical masterpiece. Since its publication in 1942, The Screwtape Letters has sold millions of copies worldwide and is recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. A masterpiece of satire, it offers a sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to "Our Father Below." At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters comprises the correspondence of the worldly-wise devil Screwtape and his nephew Wormwood, a novice demon in charge of securing the damnation of an ordinary young man. For the first time, The Screwtape Letters will be presented in full-text accompanied by helpful annotations in a striking two-color format. These annotations will give fans a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the popular book, providing background information, explanations of terms, historical significance, and excerpts from Lewis's other works that more fully explain the ideas in this volume. For both expert Lewis fans and casual readers, The Screwtape Letters: Annotated Edition will be a beautiful and insightful guide to a beloved classic.
C.S. Lewis uses his tremendous imagination to consider how Christians are tempted. He writes letters from a senior tempter to a junior tempter.
Selected Literary Essays includes over twenty of C. S. Lewis's most important literary essays, written between 1932 and 1962. The topics discussed in this volume range from Chaucer to Kipling, from "The literary impact of the authorized version" to "Psycho-analysis and literary criticism," to Shakespeare and Bunyan, and Sir Walter Scott and William Morris. Common to each essay, however, are the lively wit, the distinctive forthrightness, and the discreet erudition which characterize Lewis's best critical writing.
UN PRÍNCIPE ENCARCELADO -- UN PAÍS EN PELIGRO Narnia. . . donde los gigantes hacen estragos. . . donde el mal hechiza. . . donde el encantamiento es la ley. Entre peligros inconcebibles y profundas y oscuras cuevas, un noble grupo de amigos parte a rescatar a un príncipe encarcelado. Pero su misión los lleva bajo la tierra donde se encuentran frente a frente con un mal más bello y más peligroso de lo que jamás se hu- bieran imaginado.
Jill and Eustace must rescue the Prince from the evil Witch.
This is the fourth book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Follow Jill and Eustis Scrub on their adventures in Narnia.
La Aventura Comienza 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. . .
The Space Trilogy, Omnibus Edition: Three Science Fiction Classics in One Volume: Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, That Hideous Strengthby C. S. Lewis
Out of the Silent Planet begins the adventures of the remarkable Dr. Ransom. Here, that estimable man is abducted by a megalomaniacal physicist and his accomplice and taken via spaceship to the red planet of Malacandra. The two men are in need of a human sacrifice, and Dr. Ransom would seem to fit the bill. Once on the planet, however, Ransom eludes his captors, risking his life and his chances of returning to Earth, becoming a stranger in a land that is enchanting in its difference from Earth and instructive in its similarity. First published in 1943, Out of the Silent Planet remains a mysterious and suspenseful tour de force. Perelandra continues the adventures of the extraordinary Dr. Ransom. Pitted against the most destructive of human weaknesses, temptation, the great man must battle evil on a new planet -- Perelandra -- when it is invaded by a dark force. Will Perelandra succumb to this malevolent being, who strives to create a new world order and who must destroy an old and beautiful civilization to do so? Or will it throw off the yoke of corruption and achieve a spiritual perfection as yet unknown to man? The outcome of Dr. Ransom's mighty struggle alone will determine the fate of this peace-loving planet. That Hideous Strength concludes the adventures of the matchless Dr. Ransom. The dark forces that were repulsed in Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra are massed for an assault on the planet Earth itself. Word is on the wind that the mighty wizard Merlin has come back to the land of the living after many centuries, holding the key to ultimate power for that force which can find him and bend him to its will. A sinister technocratic organization is gaining power throughout Europe with a plan to "recondition" society, and it is up to Ransom and his friends to squelch this threat by applying age-old wisdom to a new universe dominated by science. The two groups struggle to a climactic resolution that brings the Space Trilogy to a magnificent, crashing close.
Published in 1919 when Lewis was only twenty, these early poems give an insight into the author's youthful agnosticism. The poems are written in various metrical forms, but are unified by a central idea, expressing his conviction that nature was malevolent and beauty the only true spirituality. Preface by Walter Hooper.
This entertaining and learned volume contains book reviews, lectures, and hard to find articles from the late C. S. Lewis, whose constant aim was to show the twentieth-century reader how to read and understand old books and manuscripts. Highlighting works by Spenser, Dante, Malory, Tasso, and Milton, Lewis provides a refreshing update to medieval and Renaissance criticism, and equips modern readers to understand these works in a new way.
Language--in its communicative and playful functions, its literary formations and its shifting meanings--is a perennially fascinating topic. C. S. Lewis's Studies in Words explores this fascination by taking a series of words and teasing out their connotations using examples from a vast range of English literature, recovering lost meanings and analyzing their functions. It doubles as an absorbing and entertaining study of verbal communication, its pleasures and problems. The issues revealed are essential to all who read and communicate thoughtfully, and are handled here by a masterful exponent and analyst of the English language.
In this book Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity.
Just as readers have been transfixed by the stories, characters, and deeper meanings of Lewis's timeless tales in The Chronicles of Narnia, most find this same allure in his classic Space Trilogy. In these fantasy stories for adults, we encounter, once again, magical creatures, a world of wonders, epic battles, and revelations of transcendent truths. That Hideous Strength is the third novel in Lewis's science fiction trilogy. Set on Earth, it tells of a terrifying conspiracy against humanity. The story surrounds Mark and Jane Studdock, a newly married couple. Mark is a sociologist who is enticed to join an organization called N.I.C.E., which aims to control all human life. Jane, meanwhile, has bizarre prophetic dreams about a decapitated scientist, Alcasan. As Mark is drawn inextricably into the sinister organization, he discovers the truth of his wife's dreams when he meets the literal head of Alcasan, which is being kept alive by infusions of blood. Jane seeks help concerning her dreams at a community called St. Anne's, where she meets their leader--Dr. Ransom. The story ends in a final spectacular scene at the N.I.C.E. headquarters where Merlin appears to confront the powers of Hell.
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is Lewis's reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche and one of his most enduring works.
Un Viaje Al Fin Del Mundo Narnia. . . donde un dragón despierta... donde las estrellas rondan la tierra... donde cualquier cosa puede suceder. Un rey y unos compañeros inesperados se embarcan en un viaje que los llevará más allá de toda tierra conocida. A medida que navegan más y más lejos de aguas conocidas, descubren que su búsqueda es más enorme de lo que jamás se habían imaginado y que el fin del mundo es solo el principio.
LA ÚLTIMA BATALLA ES LA MÁS GRANDIOSA DE TODAS Narnia. . . donde las mentiras causan temor... donde está a prueba la lealtad... donde parece que la esperanza ya no existe. Durante los últimos días de Narnia, la tierra entera se enfrenta a su reto más grande --no se trata de un invasor proveniente de tierras lejanas, sino de uno que viene del interior. Las mentiras y la traición se han apoderado de todo, y sólo el rey junto con unos cuantos fieles seguidores pueden impedir la destrucción de todo lo que les es importante. Es el magnífico y conmovedor final de Las Crónicas de Narnia.
A Pocket Guide to Goodness Few writers have inspired more readers than author C. S. Lewis -- both through the enchanting volumes of his children's series and through his captivating adult classics such as Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, and numerous others. Drawn from many works, this volume collects dictionary-like entries of Lewis's keenest observations and best advice on how to live a truly good life. From ambition to charity, despair to duty, hope to humility, Lewis delivers clear, illuminating definitions to live by.
The Dawn Treader will take you places you never dreamed existed.
Through a picture in Lucy's bedroom, she Edmund and Eustace are taken once again to the enchanted world of Narnia, aboard the Dawn Treader. King Caspian has set sail in the search of the far East and seven lords that his Uncle Miraz had banished when he took the throne. In their voyage to the far East to Aslan Country they encounter a series of challenges, a talking beast, a sea serpent, invisible voices, retired stars, magicians, slave traders and Aslan himself.
A collection of sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during the difficult times of World War II.
Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt.These are ardent and lucid sermons that provide a compassionate vision of Christianity.
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