Doing Justice to the Characters of Others

I remembered this conversation between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice as I was re-reading Book 1 of Ourselves, the book we’re discussing in our monthly Charlotte Mason book club on Zoom: “Your examination of Mr. Darcy is over, I presume,” said Miss Bingley; “and pray what is the result?” “I am … Continue reading Doing Justice to the Characters of Others

Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (1956)

    Cupid Finding Psyche by Sir Edward- Burne Jones (1865-1867)   Till We Have Faces is a book I’ve been avoiding for a while, mostly because I had the idea that it would be a stiff and ponderous read, but what a strangely captivating story it turned out to be!Subtitled, A Myth Retold, C.S. … Continue reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis (1956)

Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (1955)

  C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) has been called one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century as well as the most influential writer of his time. He wrote over thirty books including the beloved children’s classic, The Chronicles of Narnia, which was my first introduction to his writing when I was about twelve years of … Continue reading Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis (1955)

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (1942)

  The Screwtape Letters is a satirical work of fiction that gives the reader a window into the spiritual world using the vantage point of a demon named Screwtape. In a series of letters to his young nephew, Wormwood, Screwtape instructs him in how to bring about the downfall of the young man he has … Continue reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (1942)

The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

    The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) is a collection of nine essays that were transcribed from talks or sermons that Lewis gave during World War II and the years immediately afterwards, with the last (A Slip of the Tongue) delivered in 1956.The HarperCollins edition I have, pictured above, has an introduction … Continue reading The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

The Abolition of Man by C.S Lewis (1898-1963)

    I've read quite a few books by C.S. Lewis and have always found his writing very accessible but this book, despite its brevity, was stiff going. I struggled to understand some of what he wrote, but reading this book more seventy years after it was published, I can appreciate his brilliance and the … Continue reading The Abolition of Man by C.S Lewis (1898-1963)