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 honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all
sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings. Download and start listening now!