The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars I read this five years ago and, prompted by Louis Markos’ chapter about it in Heaven and Hell, picked it up again. Clearly, I read it too soon in my own faith life the first time and now am giving it the proper [Read More...]

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Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition by Louis Markos

Heaven and Hell: Visions of the Afterlife in the Western Poetic Tradition by Louis Markos My rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an excellent overview of the stories that have influenced and shaped our views of Heaven and Hell from ancient times until now. I particularly enjoyed the author’s exploration of the chain of [Read More...]

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The Lord by Romano Guardini

The Lord by Romano Guardini That Jesus’ task “is consummated” must be true, because he says so (John 19:30). Yet what a spectacle of failure! His word rejected, his message misunderstood, his commands ignored. None the less, his appointed task is accomplished, through obedience to the death—that obedience whose purity counterbalances the sins of a [Read More...]

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