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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Read the Screwtape Letters as a teen, read the Great Divorce first when I was about 17, then as I was in the midst of my Christian conversion in my 30s, read Out of the Silent Planet, I believe it was, for a SF class, read parts of Mere Christianity in my twenties. Somewhere along the way, I read the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I just couldn't get into the Narnia books. Wrong time in my life, perhaps.
But I really liked the Great Divorce - reread it not long ago. I need to reread the Screwtape letters with my older eye.

I need to revisit C.S. Lewis too. Read (and liked!) the whole Narnia series as a boy, read the "SF trilogy" as a teen ("That Hideous Strength" was chilling -- decades before my personal exposure to "committees"), anbd the rest came later.

It took a couple readings and many years before I was old enough to fully comprehend "The Great Divorce."

6 posted on 12/10/2005 5:36:38 PM PST by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† || To Libs: You are failing to celebrate MY diversity! || Iran Azadi)
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To: sionnsar

I do believe you are right about the Great Divorce...You gain more from it when you've been confronted with experience and griefs and hard choices, I believe.


7 posted on 12/10/2005 5:41:38 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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