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The Great Divorce is C.S. Lewis's Divine Comedy: the narrator bears strong resemblance to Lewis (by way of Dante); his Virgil is the fantasy writer George MacDonald; and upon boarding a bus in a nondescript neighborhood, the narrator is taken to Heaven and Hell. The book's primary message is presented with almost oblique tidiness--"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.'" However, the narrator's descriptions of sin and temptation will hit quite close to home for many readers. Lewis has a genius for describing the intricacies of vanity and self-deception, and this book is tremendously persistent in forcing its reader to consider the ultimate consequences of everyday pettiness. --Michael Joseph Gross --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“Much deserves to be quoted... attractive imagery, amusing satire, exciting speculations... Lewis rouses curiosity about life after death only to sharpen awareness of this world.” (Guardian)See all Editorial Reviews
What an amazing mind this wonderful writer had. He only lived to be 65 but was a most profilic Christian writer.Published 1 day ago by Dwight Spencer
It's a classic - residents of Hell take a bus trip to Heaven - the question is, will they stay, or go back?Published 1 day ago by Joe Stephens
The point of this piece made me really think about how I viewed Heaven and Hell. I love C.S. Lewis because he brings his views to the reader's attention without ramming it down... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Anastasia Shishkoff
Great book. A must read for any C.S. Lewis fan. Book came as pictured and on time. It's a very short book, quick read, but extremely thought provoking for any Christian looking... Read morePublished 12 days ago by L-Dub
I enjoyed the way what is expected is often the opposite - thought provoking.Published 14 days ago by Beth