Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis -- 160 pages

The Great Divorce is a small book full of very large thoughts. C.S. Lewis writes a hypothetical story of a bus that takes people of hell to heaven, but when they get to heaven, it is so real that they are just ghosts and everything about the world hurts. They are told that if they stay they will adapt and become real, just like heaven is, but each one finds an excuse to leave and go back to hell, where it is not real, but it is comfortable, at least to a certain degree.

I found the Great Divorce to be thought-provoking and entertaining. C.S. Lewis certainly put a lot of thought into this book. It is also gripping enough that it is my "travel book" or the book that I always read on road trips. It is a book I never tire of.

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