The Weight of Glory

like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea

My wife gave me A Year with C. S. Lewis for Christmas and I am very glad she did. This book of daily readings, culled from C.S. Lewis’s major nonfiction writings like The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity, Miracles and A Grief Observed is perfect for anybody looking for a devotional type book that is deeper and meatier than most. One of the things I like best is the range of issues that are addressed and how the topics are grouped in a relevant order. You could easily read several “days” at a time or follow a page-a-day. Either way, you’ll be inspired by the excellent writings of C. S. Lewis. After reading this book, you’ll want to get the source books to complete your library and to aid in your own understanding of how much God loves us. If you’ve never read any of Lewis’ nonfiction work then you are truely missing out.

“Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are halfhearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”-C.S. Lewis

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