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It is no secret that C.S. Lewis is an incredible writer and story teller. Unlike his popular series The Chronicles of Narnia this book is nonfiction; however, it is still written in the dreamy, thought-provoking way that The Chronicles of Narnia are. Lewis has a way of taking common questions and concerns that everyone is struggling with and offer a type of explanation for them. While it was a required textbook reading for a college course that I took, I am genuinely glad that I was introduced to the book and I would absolutely recommend reading it even if it is not necessary for a class that you are taking. If you struggle with the existence of pain in a world with an all-loving God, this book is definitely for you. As with every sermon or reading that discusses theology, it is very important that you take C.S. Lewis’s words and see how they line up with The Bible and your own convictions given to you by The Lord. However, I truly believe that you will find greater peace after reading this book. This book causes you to think and may challenge some existing beliefs that you have. Ultimately, it will cause you to grow as a person. I was also very happy with the seller of this book. The book arrived in perfect condition and did not have any marks on the inside or tears anywhere on the book. It was shipped the day that I ordered it and arrived the day that it said it would. If you are looking for a challenging book and want to dive deeper into the question of the existence of pain, I recommend getting your hands on this book! Check it out!
Amazon.com Review The Problem of Pain answers the universal question, “Why would an all-loving, all-knowing God allow people to experience pain and suffering?” Master Christian apologist C.S. Lewis asserts that pain is a problem because our finite, human minds selfishly believe that pain-free lives would prove that God loves us. In truth, by asking for this, we want God to love us less, not more than he does. “Love, in its own nature, demands the perfecting of the beloved; that the mere ‘kindness’ which tolerates anything except suffering in its object is, in that respect at the opposite pole from Love.” In addressing “Divine Omnipotence,” “Human Wickedness,” “Human Pain,” and “Heaven,” Lewis succeeds in lifting the reader from his frame of reference by artfully capitulating these topics into a conversational tone, which makes his assertions easy to swallow and even easier to digest. Lewis is straightforward in aim as well as honest about his impediments, saying, “I am not arguing that pain is not painful. Pain hurts. I am only trying to show that the old Christian doctrine that being made perfect through suffering is not incredible. To prove it palatable is beyond my design.” The mind is expanded, God is magnified, and the reader is reminded that he is not the center of the universe as Lewis carefully rolls through the dissertation that suffering is God’s will in preparing the believer for heaven and for the full weight of glory that awaits him there. While many of us naively wish that God had designed a “less glorious and less arduous destiny” for his children, the fortune lies in Lewis’s inclination to set us straight with his charming wit and pious mind. –Jill Heatherly –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The Problem of Pain Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged by C. S. Lewis (Author) Review
I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. The problem of pain is of course the subject of focus, but the book is nearly comprehensive as an explanation of the Christian worldview. Lewis is a clear thinker and writer. The last chapter on animal pain was astonishing and presents theories I’d never before considered. I’ve given this book as a gift twice since reading it in 2014. -Read Reviews-
"The Problem of Pain" has always been one of the great difficulties facing a devout Christian, as Lewis was. The existence of pain and suffering in this world has beena sufficient argument for many either that God does not exist or that "he" is either indifferent to the sufferings of humanity or indeed actively hostile. I have long been a fan of C.S. Lewis and looked forward to his take on the problem. I gave this book 4 stars, since i almost always like C.S. Lewis,but I found the book to contain the writing of Lewis at his most professor- like. It was written before his marriage to Joy Davidman when he had a more personal experience with what pain was. His reaction to that situation is found in a much more satisfying book called A GRIEF OBSERVED. I don’t think Lewis solved the problem in this book, but it is worth reading.
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