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  • I believe many would classify the book as a theological dissertation, regardless of its creative setting
  • Lewis create an interesting setting to explain his messages, but he used words which every reader would understand
  • In reading this short dissertation, I found some of my own spiritual blockages
  • This book is some of the best study material for young and newly reformed Christians

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      The Great Divorce, penned by C.S. Lewis, is widely known amongst students attending Christian universities. I believe many would classify the book as a theological dissertation, regardless of its creative setting. To capture readers’ attention, C.S. Lewis created a fantasy situation, where spirits would travel from Purgatory to Heaven and speak to Heavenly hosts, as a means to describe several mindsets which hinder Christians from truly knowing God. Lewis described one or two mindsets and situations per chapter, making every message easy to remember.

      Not only


      did C.S. Lewis create an interesting setting to explain his messages, but he used words which every reader would understand. He didn’t waste time boasting about his great knowledge of the English language. He went straight to the point, convicting believing readers of situations and mindsets in their lives which separate them from God.

      In reading this short dissertation, I found some of my own spiritual blockages. For examples, I could relate to the woman who was too scared to save herself for fear of what ...


      • she would appear like to others. Then there was the heavenly host who had killed a man in a fit of rage while on earth, but was more convicted about the numerous times he had murdered his boss in his heart. This reminds me of all the sins I, as well as every other Christian, perform in mind, if not in actuality.

        This book is some of the best study material for young and newly reformed Christians. Without using the complex terminology often found in theological

        study material, Lewis informs the general public on true Christian beliefs and helps Christians discern true beliefs from the socially popularized false beliefs. Even convicting some Christians, who have had their beliefs for many years, and convincing them to work on their behavior and rectify any slanted beliefs.

        I give this book a ten out of ten, along with virtually all other C.S. Lewis dissertations and novels. Being a simple believer, Lewis has helped me in ways other more complex theologians could never have helped me.




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