• Deeper Heaven

  • A Reader's Guide to C. S. Lewis's Ransom Trilogy
  • By: Christiana Hale
  • Narrated by: Timothy Stephenson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

C. S. Lewis' Ransom Trilogy, better known as "the Space Trilogy", is a much-neglected and yet critically important part of Lewis's works. It has captivated and bewildered readers and listeners since its publication, and though hundreds of books about Lewis have been written, few seek to navigate the maze that is Lewis' "space-travel story". These books are a distillation in novel form of one of Lewis' favorite subjects, a subject whose melody is woven into almost everything that Lewis ever wrote: the medieval model of the cosmos.

Deeper Heaven is a guide and companion through the magical web of medieval cosmology, ancient myth, and critique of modern philosophies that makes up the oft-maligned "Space Trilogy". A student and teacher of literature and history herself, Christiana Hale will walk you through the trilogy one step at a time, with eyes fixed where Lewis himself fixed his: on Deep Heaven and beyond. In the process, many questions will be answered: What does Christ have to do with Jupiter? Why does Lewis care so much about the medieval conception of the heavens? Why should we? And, perhaps the most puzzling question of all: Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

©2020 Christiana Hale (P)2021 Roman Roads Press

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Insightful

Wonderful insight into CS Lewis' writing and the medieval world view which he enjoyed.

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Informative Inspiration

I felt deeply inspired by the Ransom Trilogy all over again through this listen. It is a great treasure for understanding Lewis' source material and arguments. The book offered new thoughts in ways I didn't expect coming. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for -- inspiring, meaningful and all surrounding some of my favorite books.

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Essential Reading

A sword of light, parting the mists of Lewis’ most enigmatic series. If you love the Ransom Trilogy, this book is for you.

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Elegant, building layers well, an excellent guide

While this began as a reader's guide alongside a beloved author's modern fairytale masterpiece, it ended as a companion and honored fellow travelor to a truly great Dante of his time-Miss Hale proved herself a worthy student of a worthy master. Loved it and will read again every year. Thank you to the author!

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Good read

For those who love C. S. Lewis this is a must read, for those who enjoy stories this is great book for Christians this will help build your faith. I would recommend it to anyone.