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The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007375786
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Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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C.S. Lewis’s dazzling allegory about heaven and hell – and the chasm fixed between them – is one of his most brilliantly imaginative tales, as he takes issue with the ideas in William Blake’s ‘The Marriage of Heaven and Hell’.

The Great Divorce Study Guide

The Great Divorce Study Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0997841796
Author: Alan Vermilye
Publisher: Brown Chair Books
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The Great Divorce Bible Study Guide takes readers through a Bible study of the C.S. Lewis classic, The Great Divorce. This 8-week Bible study guide expands upon Lewis' classic allegorical tale where damned spirits are given a vacation or a "holiday" away from Hell to visit Heaven, where they are invited to stay forever.

The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics

The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0007488750
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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An ebook compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one high quality, fully searchable edition:

The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens

The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1948481014
Author: Alan Vermilye
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Help Teens Study and Share The Great Divorce! The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis has been a favorite of teenagers for over 70 years, but for many it has been a little difficult to grasp. The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens makes it easy and relatable for teenagers to not only read the book but to also study and share this iconic classic with their friends. Imagine being a damned soul on a bus ride from Hell to visit the outskirts of Heaven. Then, once you arrive you are offered a second chance to enter the bliss of Heaven forever. Why would anyone not accept this once in a lifetime, or after life-time-offer? This is just the scenario found in C.S. Lewis' allegorical tale, The Great Divorce. Using Scripture references, discussion questions, and relatable stories, The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens gives teens a better understanding of the key concepts of the book, the supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to a Christian teen’s worldview today. Detailed character sketches and an easy-to-read book summary provide deep insights into each character and letter of the book. To help with those more difficult discussion questions, a complete Answer Guide and Scripture Reference Guide is available for free online. This complete Bible study experience is perfect for youth groups, homeschool groups, and independent Bible study. The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens includes: · Daily Bible studies that takes no more than 20 minutes · Easy-to-read workbook with questions relatable to teenagers · Complete character sketches and summaries for a better understanding · Answer Guide to all questions and Scripture Reference Guide available for free online · Perfect for all teenagers Available in print or e-book formats The Great Divorce Study Guide for Teens combined with Lewis' fictional story about Heaven and Hell just might give your teens a different perspective on the afterlife.

The Great Divorce

The Great Divorce [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802197051
Author: Ilyon Woo
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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“Ilyon Woo presents the earliest child custody laws of this country with vivid relevance . . . both legal and feminist details are fascinating” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). The Great Divorce is the dramatic, richly textured story of one of nineteenth-century America’s most infamous divorce cases, in which a young mother single-handedly challenged her country’s notions of women’s rights, family, and marriage itself. In 1814, Eunice Chapman came home to discover that her three children had been carried off by her estranged husband. He had taken them, she learned, to live among a celibate, religious people known as the Shakers. Defying all expectations, this famously petite and lovely woman mounted an epic campaign against her husband, the Shakers, and the law. In its confrontation of some of the nation’s most fundamental debates—religious freedom, feminine virtue, the sanctity of marriage—her case struck a nerve with an uncertain new republic. And its culmination—in a stunning legislative decision and a terrifying mob attack—sent shockwaves through the Shaker community and the nation beyond. With a novelist’s eye and a historian’s perspective, Woo delivers the first full account of Eunice Chapman’s remarkable struggle. A moving story about the power of a mother’s love, The Great Divorce is also a memorable portrait of a rousing challenge to the values of a young nation. “Modern Americans, bombarded with stories of celebrity divorces, probably assume that the tabloid breakup is a recent phenomenon. This lively, well-written and engrossing tale proves them wrong.” —The New York Times Book Review

Phantastes

Phantastes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0795351895
Author: George MacDonald
Publisher: Rosetta Books
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The groundbreaking Victorian-era fantasy from the Scottish literary master. “Without question one of the cornerstones of the genre.”—Black Gate George MacDonald’s first major fiction work, in MacDonald’s words “a sort of fairy tale for grown people,” Phantastes was published in 1858. This unusual fantasy, subtitled a “faerie romance,” is one of MacDonald’s most mysterious and esoteric titles. The book’s narrator, Anodos, enters Fairy Land through a mysterious old wooden secretary. From that beginning, he embarks on a dream-like series of encounters that follow the form of an epic quest, though the purpose and destination of his journey remain obscure and are never fully clarified. Sales of Phantastes proved a disappointment, until young atheist C.S. Lewis discovered it in 1916. Within a few hours he said he knew he “had crossed a great frontier.” MacDonald’s unusual fantasy set Lewis on the road toward his eventual conversion to Christianity, and forever after he referred to MacDonald as his “master.” In spite of its poor initial reception among Victorian readers, Lewis’s affection for it established Phantastes as one of MacDonald’s most enduring and studied works in literary and academic circles. This new edition is one of six fantasy titles in The Cullen Collection that has not been edited or updated in any way and is reproduced exactly in its original text. “It can be exquisitely beautiful . . . from time to time I was caught by MacDonald’s enchantment, by his underlying concept that we can build a land of Faerie in our minds, and travel there.”—Tor.com

99 Poems

99 Poems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1555979254
Author: Dana Gioia
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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So much of what we live goes on inside— The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches Of unacknowledged love are no less real For having passed unsaid. What we conceal Is always more than what we dare confide. Think of the letters that we write our dead. —from “Unsaid” Dana Gioia has long been celebrated as a poet of sharp intelligence and brooding emotion with an ingenious command of his craft. 99 Poems: New & Selected gathers for the first time work from across his career, including many remarkable new poems. Gioia has not arranged this selection chronologically but instead has organized it by theme in seven sections: Mystery, Place, Remembrance, Imagination, Stories, Songs, and Love. The result is a book that reveals and renews the pleasures, consolations, and sense of wonder that poetry bestows.

George MacDonald

George MacDonald [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061949205
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
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George MacDonald by C. S. Lewis Book Resume:

C. S. Lewis said everything he wrote was influenced by George MacDonald. According to Lewis, there is "hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continuously close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself." Writing a preface and selecting MacDonald's most poignant passages, Lewis introduces us to these extraordinary treasures. Ranging from "Inexorable Love" to "The Torment of Death," these words will instruct and uplift.

Jack

Jack [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433518406
Author: George Sayer
Publisher: Crossway
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Jack by George Sayer Book Resume:

As I walked away from New Buildings, I found the man that Lewis had called "Tollers" sitting on one of the stone steps in front of the arcade. "How did you get on?" he asked. "I think rather well. I think he will be a most interesting tutor to have." "Interesting? Yes, he's certainly that," said the man, who I later learned was J. R. R. Tolkien. "You'll never get to the bottom of him." Over the next twenty-nine years, author George Sayer's first impression about C. S. Lewis proved true. He was interesting; but he was more than just that. He was a devout Christian, gifted literary scholar, best-selling author, and brilliant apologist. Sayer draws from a variety of sources, including his close friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis's brother, to paint a portrait of the man whose friends knew as Jack. Offering glimpses into Lewis's extraordinary relationships and experiences, Jack details the great scholar's life at the Kilns; days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham; and the creative process that produced such world-famous works as the classic Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters. This book is an intimate account of the man who helped-and through his works, continues to help-generations hear and understand the heart of Christianity.

An Environmental History of the World

An Environmental History of the World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134017812
Author: J. Donald Hughes
Publisher: Routledge
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This second edition of An Environmental History of the World continues to present a concise history, from ancient to modern times, of the interactions between human societies and the natural environment, including the other forms of life that inhabit our planet. Throughout their evolutionary history, humans have affected the natural environment, sometimes with a promise of sustainable balance, but also in a destructive manner. This book investigates the ways in which environmental changes, often the result of human actions, have caused historical trends in human societies. This process has happened in every historical period and in every part of the inhabited earth. The book is organized into ten chapters. The main chapters follow a chronological path through the history of mankind, in relationship to ecosystems around the world. The first explains what environmental history is, and argues for its importance in understanding the present state of the world's ecological problems. Chapters two through eight form the core of the historical analysis, each concentrating on a major period of human history (pre-civilized, early civilizations, classical, medieval, early modern, early and later twentieth century, and contemporary) that has been characterized by large-scale changes in the relationship between human societies and the biosphere, and each gives several case studies that illustrate significant patterns occurring at that time. The chapters covering contemporary times discuss the physical impacts of the huge growth in population and technology, and the human responses to these problems. Our moral obligations to nature and how we can achieve a sustainable balance between technology and the environment are also considered. This revised second edition takes account of new research and the course of history containing new sections on global warming, the response of New Orleans to the hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the experience of the Dutch people in protecting their low-lying lands against the encroachments of rivers, lakes, and the North Sea. New material is also offered on the Pacific Islands, including the famous case of Easter Island. This is an original work that reaches further than other environmental histories. Rather than looking at humans and the environment as separate entities, this book places humans within the community of life. The relationship between environmental thought and actions, and their evolution, is discussed throughout. Little environmental or historical knowledge is assumed from the reader in this introduction to environmental history. We cannot reach a useful understanding of modern environmental problems without the aid of perspective provided by environmental history, with its illustrations of the ways in which past decisions helped or hindered the interaction between nature and culture. This book will be influential and timely to all interested in or researching the world in which we live.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0571265790
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis Book Resume:

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

The Good Divorce

The Good Divorce [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061981931
Author: Constance Ahrons
Publisher: Harper Collins
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It's never too late to have a good divorce Based on two decades of groundbreaking research, The Good Divorce presents the surprising finding that in more than fifty percent of divorces couples end their marriages, yet preserve their families. Dr. Ahrons shows couples how they can move beyond the confusing, even terrifying early stages of breakup and learn to deal with the transition from a nuclear to a "binuclear" family--one that spans two households and continues to meet the needs of children. The Good Divorce makes an important contribution to the ongoing "family values" debate by dispelling the myth that divorce inevitability leaves emotionally troubles children in its wake. It is a powerful tonic for the millions of divorcing and long-divorces parents who are tired of hearing only the damage reports. It will make us change the way we think about divorce and the way we divorce, reconfirming our commitment to children and families.

THE PILGRIM'S REGRESS (Philosophical & Psychological Novel)

THE PILGRIM'S REGRESS (Philosophical & Psychological Novel) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8075830490
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Musaicum Books
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THE PILGRIM'S REGRESS (Philosophical & Psychological Novel) by C. S. Lewis Book Resume:

The Pilgrim's Regress is a book of allegorical fiction. It charts the progress of a main character named John through a philosophical landscape in search of the Island of his desire. He struggles with the modern phoniness, hypocrisy and intellectual vacancy of the Christian church, Communism, Fascism and various philosophical and artistic movements. It balances Lewis's Neoplatonic mindset with a Kierkegaardian faith-based understanding. Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

A Severe Mercy

A Severe Mercy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062116703
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
Publisher: Harper Collins
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A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken Book Resume:

Beloved, profoundly moving account of the author's marriage, the couple's search for faith and friendship with C. S. Lewis, and a spiritual strength that sustained Vanauken after his wife's untimely death.

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441244549
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Publisher: Baker Books
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Benefit of the Doubt by Gregory A. Boyd Book Resume:

In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0358345669
Author: Oliver Stone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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An intimate memoir by the controversial, Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Oliver Stone Before moving to Los Angeles and the international success of Platoon in 1986, Oliver Stone had been wounded as an infantryman in Vietnam, and spent years writing unproduced scripts while working odd jobs in Manhattan. Stone, now 73, recounts those formative years with in-the-moment details of the highs and lows: meetings with Al Pacino over Stone’s early scripts; the harrowing demon of cocaine addiction; the failure of his first feature; his risky on-the-ground research of Miami drug cartels for Scarface; and much more. Chasing the Light is a true insider’s guide to Hollywood’s razor-edged years of upheaval in the 1970s and ’80s with untold stories of decade-defining films from the man behind the camera.

Islamic Mystical Poetry

Islamic Mystical Poetry [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141932244
Author: Mahmood Jamal
Publisher: Penguin UK
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Islamic Mystical Poetry by Mahmood Jamal Book Resume:

Written from the ninth to the twentieth century, these poems represent the peak of Islamic Mystical writing, from Rabia Basri to Mian Mohammad Baksh. Reflecting both private devotional love and the attempt to attain union with God and become absorbed into the Divine, many poems in this edition are imbued with the symbols and metaphors that develop many of the central ideas of Sufism: the Lover, the Beloved, the Wine, and the Tavern; while others are more personal and echo the poet's battle to leave earthly love behind. These translations capture the passion of the original poetry and are accompanied by an introduction on Sufism and the common themes apparent in the works. This edition also includes suggested further reading.

The Greek's Unknown Bride

The Greek's Unknown Bride [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488059470
Author: Abby Green
Publisher: Harlequin
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She doesn’t recognize her husband But her body does… Sasha’s life changes beyond recognition after a shocking accident—her amnesia has made sure of that. She can’t even remember marrying Apollo, her devastatingly handsome Greek husband! Although she does remember their intimate, searing passion… Then Sasha discovers the truth behind their less-than-perfect marriage and is left with more questions than ever. Why can she remember only one night with Apollo? Why does their undeniable connection trouble him so? And is their tempestuous marriage strong enough to withstand revelations from her past…?

What Kind of Woman

What Kind of Woman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0063008432
Author: Kate Baer
Publisher: HarperCollins
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An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A Goop Book Club Pick "If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer."--Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend. “When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed.” So ends Kate Baer’s remarkable poem “Things My Girlfriends Teach Me.” In “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels” she challenges her reader to consider their grandmother’s cake, the taste of the sea, the cool swill of freedom. In her poem “Deliverance” about her son’s birth she writes “What is the word for when the light leaves the body?/What is the word for when it/at last, returns?” Through poems that are as unforgettably beautiful as they are accessible, Kate Bear proves herself to truly be an exemplary voice in modern poetry. Her words make women feel seen in their own bodies, in their own marriages, and in their own lives. Her poems are those you share with your mother, your daughter, your sister, and your friends.

Between Heaven and Hell

Between Heaven and Hell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0830848665
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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Between Heaven and Hell by Peter Kreeft Book Resume:

On November 22, 1963, three great men died within a few hours of each other: C. S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy, and Aldous Huxley. Imagining a lively and informative dialogue between these three men on life's biggest questions, this IVP Signature Collection edition of a classic apologetics work presents insightful responses to common objections to the Christian faith.