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C. S. Lewis on Joy (edition 1998)

by C. S. Lewis

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Title:C. S. Lewis on Joy
Authors:C. S. Lewis
Info:Thomas Nelson Inc (1998), Hardcover, 72 pages
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C. S. Lewis on Joy by C. S. Lewis. Epiphany library section 8 N: Life Skills, Love and Encouragement. This lovely short book is a collection of very short writings by the famed British professor and author of The Chronicles of Narnia. You may not know that besides writing the Chronicles he also was a midlife convert to Christianity, and became an eminent Christian writer whose books are for lay people like you and me.
In his larger book, Surprised by Joy, Lewis wrote about what joy means to him. This book has short sections of that book as well as several others including Mere Christianity.
Lewis caught himself sometimes having fleeting mental and spiritual glimpses of what I would call eternal bliss – a feeling that for him felt like something centuries old, which he called joy. Deeper than happiness or pleasure, it was a sudden, intense feeling of delight, sometimes felt during walks outdoors, upon hearing a particular piece of music, seeing a delightful little creation. He says once you experience that joy, that bliss, you will want it again. While we can conjure up happiness or pleasure, we cannot conjure joy or bliss, but can only keep a lookout for it.
This book is illustrated with delightful paintings that express the theme of joy or bliss, ranging in style from medieval revival to magic realism. Most I’d never seen before. Whoever selected the paintings did a lovely job. They are delightful, and printed on a small scale, they take on a miniature, jewel-like feeling. Very nice book that helps us relish those moments when we feel a deep, fleeting joy. ( )
  Epiphany-OviedoELCA | Dec 8, 2011 |
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C.S. Lewis was probably the most popular Christian writer of the twentieth century, and his books are treasured by Christians and non-Christians alike. This beautifully illustrated selection draws together some of his reflections on joy and shows the qualities of intelligence, honesty, and humility which made him such a respected teacher.

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