Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment", A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man - or at any rate a man like me - out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.
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Honest, transparent and a blessing to the reader
- M. Johnson
His honesty about his true feelings. You could feel his hurt.
Toward the end when he thought back to several things he had lost in life but nothing compared to the death of his wife.
I enjoyed the book because it was from a male perspective grieving his wife.
- Linda Harrell