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A Grief Observed Ebook Æ 112 pages Download ✓ C.s. lewis × Written with love humility and faith this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C S Lewis's wife the American born poet Joy Davidman In her introduction to this new edition Madeleine L'Engle writes I am gratUperbly proclaimed It gives us permission to admit our own doubts our own angers and anguishes and to know that they are part of the soul's growthWritten in longhand in notebooks that Lewis found in his home A Grief Observed probes the mad midnight moments of Lewis's mourning and loss moments in which he uestioned what he had previously believed about life and death marriage and even God Indecision and self pity assailed Lewis We are under the harrow and can't escape he writes I know that the thing I want is exactly the thing I can never get The old After my wife passed away from cancer and I was in the depths of grief well meaning friends kept bringing me what I call victory books These are books about dealing with the death of a loved one that basically said If you were a victorious Christian you would get over this I wanted to throw those books in the pond behind my house I hurt bad and I didn't want to get over it I loved her for 20 years and to just get over it was to count her as unimportant in my life Somehow and I don't remember how I came across CS Lewis' book A Grief Observed As I read the first page the tears began to flow and I began my healing as I read the author's experience after losing his wife to cancer I realized that I wasn't losing my mind because my thoughts were just like his I have given this book to many people that are in the midst of grieving over the loss of someone especially spouses It is one of the most important books I have ever read because it met me at my point of need

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Written with love humility and faith this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C S Lewis's wife the American born poet Joy Davidman In her introduction to this new edition Madeleine L'Engle writes I am grateful to Lewis for having the courage to yell to doubt to kick at God in angry violence This is a part of a healthy grief which is not often encouraged It is helpful indeed that C S Lewis who has been such a successful apologist for Christianity should have the courage to admit doubt about what he has so s I bought this book about ten years ago for a reason It sat on my bookshelf all that time Recently a Goodreads friend of mine Shirley picked it for me to read for our group's challenge So I couldn't hide from it anyMy mother died in January 2007 and my father died in June 2007 To say that I was overcome with grief is a colossal understatement Losing one parent is hard enough but two Bereavement counseling was my lifeline In counseling they suggested I write in a journal to express my grief It was a very hard process I was never angry with God I'm Catholic for taking them away from me As a matter of fact my faith and love in God increased tremendously Without God's love I don't know how I would have survivedSo that's the reason why A Grief Observed by CS Lewis sat on my bookshelf for all these years I just didn't want to bring my grief to the forefront again I knew reading the book would bring back a lot of emotions and sadness which by the way never really goes away It's just a different kind sadnessA Grief Observed was a painful read I could feel CS Lewis's heartache raw emotions I felt a kindred spirit in reading his words and knowing that I wasn't alone in my griefDeath is hard The grieving period is hard It takes time to regroup but in the end you do surviveThanks Shirley for picking this book for me ☺️

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A Grief ObservedLife the jokes the drinks the arguments the lovemaking the tiny heartbreaking commonplace Writing A Grief Observed as a defense against total collapse a safety valve he came to recognize that bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of loveLewis writes his statement of faith with precision humor and grace Yet neither is Lewis reluctant to confess his continuing doubts and his awareness of his own human frailty This is precisely the uality which suggests that A Grief Observed may become among the great devotional books of our a Reading this book has resulted in an unknown number of panic attacks I think that this should be one of the book jacket reviews How can 73 beautifully deckled pages cause such angst Words words words I have a confession I had to read this twice the first time through I was a bit inebriated Okay than a bit I felt that I needed a little push to get me over that cliff It’s almost like the time passes the hesitant I am to revisit the grief Not that those scabs aren’t healed but that I’ll just fall again maybe this time it will be worse So I read And I didn’t remember but upon the second reading and here is another confession I mucked the book up I took one of those fine point pens and underlined and bracketed and exclamation pointed all through it I haven’t done that in 20 years So back to the second reading this felt like I was reading someone else’s thoughts on Lewis’s thoughts It was a bit off putting I must have gleamed something from that first run through because I realized that I stole one of his theories I was talking to a friend and I mentioned how I felt like I was a house of cards I thought how brilliant is that A house of cards like the Brady Kids built for those green stamps This is my life It can be so intricate so amazing to an outsider ‘Look at her Look at how well she is doing’ but it only takes one bump one Tiger chase and it all comes crashing down I am so freaking poetic ”Is this last note a sign that I’m incurable that when reality smashed my dream to bits I mope and snarl while the first shock lasts and then patiently idiotically start putting it together again And so always However often the house of cards fall shall I set about rebuilding it Is that what I’m doing now”Yep It’s been 10 months Really Only 10 months Seems like eons ago right For some of you Golden Agers you know what I mean It’s not like he wasn’t a presence when he was around drama Rush drama Religion Rush drama ”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”Stop me if you’ve heard this one before A Grief Observed is like my pocket bible When I’m out in the real world where life goes on I can run my fingers across the deckle pages and remember I need to breathe That someone else knows what it’s like Even if it was 50 years ago If I had read this before Maurice died it would have been different I had experienced parental deaths before so it’s not that element of just ‘death’ It’s the loss of that shared life It’s feeling cosmically ripped off ‘Thy Will be Done’ Lewis talks about this he talks a lot about religion and how people interpret death and how their feelings are sort of pushed lovingly of course on you But what of a ‘fuck you’ is that phrase Thy will be done Whose will Done Who says Yeah Lewis is chock full of bitterness and so am I ”At work at the club in the street I see people as they approach me trying to make up their minds whether they’ll ‘say something about it’ or not I hate it if they do and if they d