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  • This entry is part 2 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.

The Problem Of Pain By C. S. Lewis

    The Problem Of Pain By C. S. Lewis

    In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: "If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?" With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature. Lewis argues that human pain, animal pain, and hell are not sufficient reasons to reject belief in a good and powerful God.

    CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and been transformed into three major motion pictures. Lewis was married to poet Joy Davidman. [Goodreads]


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    Running to the God of Unity: The holy community God is creating and how it is to live out its calling. "I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:1-3


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  1. StTruth
    So, what is the answer to the problem of pain?
  2. musicalpilgrim
    The Last Battle was an amazing book that I read again after the death of my son. It helped to expand my mind to accept the concept of heaven, which frankly, I hadn't given much thought before.
    His book, A Grief Observed brought insight and solace in my own grief.
    I found a great companionship in C S Lewis's books...books have always been like friends to me. They enabled me to read with understanding, and in the last 2 chapters of Revelation, the words really came alive,
    chapter 21
    3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
    1. Pilgrim
      Amen, that is so special. God helps us in our grief and teaches us to share our grief stories with others so we can show love for others as God loves us. God bless you and thank you for sharing. God is great. His lovingkindness to His people is infinite, pure, and perfect. God is holy. Praise God!
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  3. brinny
    What an excellent entry. I've never actually read the entire book. Thank you for posting this here. And the image in the upper left is poignantly fitting and in sync with the subject. Thank you for prompting a delving into reading this book, that is considered timeless and classic for valid reason. God bless you, Mr. O
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    1. Pilgrim
      Amen. It's a good read, many agree. The link above to Sam Selikoff's review is an excellent summary. All glory to the LORD.
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  • This entry is part 2 of 29 in the series Bookshelf.