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Letters to an American Lady Paperback – December 19, 1967
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"Deeply interesting and very moving."
-- Robert Cromie in Chicago Tribune
"A literary gem."
-- Christianity Today
"The reader will discover testimony for the patient faith and generous life of the private man who was this century's most famous Christian apologist. . . . Lewis readers will treasure these letters for the glimpse they offer into the personal witness of the man." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Toward the end of the book the letters get more lengthy and and interesting. I was particularly struck by Lewis' attitude toward dying. He was able to look forward to his eventual death with a genuine hope and longing for the better world beyond these "shadowlands" and he was able to encourage this lady along those lines through the problems they both had with aging and poor health. I hope such a mature attitude of faith will be mine also when my time comes. It is the hallmark of a life lived for the glory and love of God.
This posthumous 1967 book contains Lewis's letters to a "widow four years older than Lewis... [Who} Once financially independent... had fallen upon privation and... [had] serious family problems... Lewis arranged through his American publishers a small stipend for her...Read more ›
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How else to know more about an author (or anyone for that matter) than to read their letters... Comical, and also a gentle soft side comes out of Mr. Lewis.Published 3 months ago by Harry Lisle
Loved lewis bok thought joy davidman lewis would have more letters about her 1950 1953 letters she wrote Clive staples lewisPublished 11 months ago by Michael Larthey
Interesting insight of the man behind the wonderful works. He does make his point quickly in these brief letters to his American friend. Read morePublished 14 months ago by EA
Everything by C.S. Lewis is well worth reading. Love this man's spiritual insights, passion and compassion. Read morePublished 18 months ago by LSM
I loved this book! It reminded me of the value of putting thoughts, observations, and feelings into words to be read over and over again. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Christy B. Foster
I enjoy Lewis's letters about as much as anything he wrote. And I've always been impressed with the fact that he wrote everyone back who ever wrote to him (something many modern... Read morePublished on January 26, 2014 by _scm_1
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a novelist, academic, medievalist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist who held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge... Read morePublished on September 9, 2013 by Steven H Propp
Enjoy this book which is just letters and or responses to friend in the USA from C.S. Lewis or "Jack" as he wanted to be called. Read morePublished on May 15, 2013 by brckr