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Publisher's Summary

This volume of short essays and other pieces by C.S. Lewis is part of a larger collection, C.S. Lewis: Essay Collection and Other Short Pieces. In addition to his many books, letters, and poems, C.S. Lewis wrote a great number of essays and shorter pieces on various subjects. He wrote extensively on Christian theology and the defense of faith but also on ethical issues and the nature of literature and storytelling. Within these pages is a treasure trove of Lewis' reflections on diverse topics.

This volume includes:

  • "The Grand Miracle"
  • "Is Theology Poetry?"
  • "The Funeral of a Great Myth"
  • "God in the Dock"
  • "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?"
  • "The World's Last Night"
  • "Is Theism Important?"
  • "The Seeing Eye"
  • "Must Our Image of God Go?"

©1980 C.S. Lewis (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Great voice for a great book.

I love how relatable Lewis is in everyday life. The voice goes well with the feel of Lewis as well.

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great read

great read 👍 👏 it nice to read a book that you can tell time and thought was put into it

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Clarity

I have been an avid reader of CS Lewis since 1999. I began where most people do with the Chronicles of Narnia. Mere Christianity and the Great Divorce opened my mind and heart in ways I still can barely explain. For explanation of Lewis’s deeper picture and understanding of God; and that which was nearly foundational to his belief The Search for God gives wonderful insight and a clarity I truly appreciate.

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Good but nothing new

All the essays here appear in other works as do all the ideas presented in this book.


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On par with other Lewis work

I love how Lewis explains things, so clearly and succinctly. Certainly a great Christian mind.

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Great book

Anything by C. S. Lewis is great and well worth your time to read it.

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Loved it.

This short book is a nice collection of essays written by Lewis in other publications. As always, Lewis’ writing and insights are impressive. And, I particularly loved this grouping of his thoughts. Very helpful.

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C.S. Lewis at his finest, deepest, most profound-

I'm a devotee of Lewis and his extremely simple approach to the unknown. He lets the facts lead to the logical conclusions. He asks in Chapter 8, what is the reaction when a writer puts himself in a play? Yet when we read his books - like this one, and letters he has written "to Malcom", e. g.- I can see Professor Kirk so very plainly. "It's just logic! What do they teach the children in these schools, anyway?"

And this is C.S. Lewis's approach to the search for God. It is a series of essays, but reads a bit like a journal. He's just so brilliant, and at times I felt like I was trying to capture a moonbeam or the glimpse of a red-winged blackbird's flash in the corner of my eye. Ephemeral, often just out of reach, yet so clearly reality.

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He always takes you deeper than you thought you would go. Christian passion and endurance

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This is going down as a favorite listen!

Amazing thought provoking book! This is going down as a favorite listen and amazing book for mental growth.

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  • 03-13-15

I need to reread God In The Dock!

There are many interesting essays here, however I’m not overly convinced that all of them are a direct link to The Search for God theme. However I am encouraged to again reread God In The Dock.

I do enjoy C.S. Lewis, so I did enjoy these essays.

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  • Shaz Ginns
  • 11-30-21

When truly great authors wrote for the masses

Hard to believe that most of this content was originally produced and published for mass audiences. How many today would be able to understand many of CS Lewis’s literary, historical, or classical references today? Wonderful compendium.