The Complete C. S. Lewis Signature Classics (Rough cut edition) Paperback – 18 Jan 2007
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‘A brilliant book, abounding in lucid exposition and illuminating metaphor.’
Observer (about Miracles)
‘He is admirably equipped to write spiritual biography for the plain man, for his outstanding gift is clarity.’
‘I read C.S. Lewis for comfort and pleasure many years ago, and a glance into the books revives my old admiration.’
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A beautiful compilation of inspirational writings, featuring seven classic works in one volume:
Mere ChristianityThe Screwtape LettersThe Great DivorceThe Problem of PainMiraclesA Grief ObservedThe Abolition of Man
C. S. Lewis's works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year, appealing to those seeking wisdom and calm in a hectic and ever-changing world. Each title is written with the lucidity, warmth, and wit that has made Lewis revered as a writer the world over.
From The Problem of Pain a wise and compassionate exploration of suffering to the darkly satirical The Screwtape Letters, Lewis is unrivalled in his ability to disentangle the questions of life. His writings offer hope, wisdom, and a true understanding of human nature."See all Product Description
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This collection contains several of C.S. Lewis' classic works (although it is not in fact a complete collection of all his writings, not even of all his non-fiction writings). It contains the following works: 'Mere Christianity', 'The Screwtape Letters', 'The Great Divorce', 'The Problem of Pain', 'Miracles', 'A Grief Observed', plus 'The Abolition of Man'. It does provide an excellent survey of Lewis' theology, ethics, and general outlook on life. I will highlight two of the selections that show the different ways Lewis approaches things.
For the first example, the book 'Mere Christianity' looks at beliefs, both from a 'natural' standpoint as well as a scripture/tradition/reason standpoint.Read more ›
So buy it, but don't return it thinking it is a publishing fault.
Only criticism is that the spine of one of the books is a little dirty (despite bring wrapped in polythene). Hopefully an eraser will clean it off.
I have personally read all of these once upon a time - with my favourite changing all the time as the circumstances in my life change and different issues become more or less present. I recently re-read 'The Problem of Pain' an incredible partial theodicy of Lewis - making a case that the existence of suffering is not enough to reject the existence of God. An age old question and by no means a fully answered one - but Lewis presents eloquent answers that will get the layman thinking and can not be easily swept aside by scholars and intellectuals alike.
As the box set stood on its original publication, it was the ideal presentation of Lewis's critical faculties and contained very detailed, rational defenses, very eloquently written and simple to understand, of the Christian faith. Due the books all being written within a few years of each other, the box set read very much like each book was a logical extension of the next.
Then when the new millennium dawned, the publishers decided to rechristen the box set (formerly nameless) as the C. S. LEWIS SIGNATURE SERIES, and include a new book from a much different era in Lewis's life. They removed THE ABOLITION OF MAN, and instead included A GRIEF OBSERVED, a work published much later in Lewis's life than any of the other books. This rearrangement is a particularly revealing little facet of what has now become a very profitable industry built on Lewis's name. With the public attention brought on by Lewis's marriage, there has been a marked increase and peaking of interested in Lewis's relationship to Joy Davidman, and GRIEF was included for business reasons.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Started with Mere Christianity and this is an excellent book with the format provided by Kindle very clear. What I particularly like is the length of each section made by C.S. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bessie
I had the original compendium in paperback format. The Kindle version is equally easy to read and navigate.Published 4 months ago by Richard McCrory, Nephrology Trainee
Looking forward to reading all the books. Lovely Christmas present.Published 6 months ago by Pshopper
Wonderful books, a joy to read. Explains difficult concepts really well.Published 6 months ago by Elizabeth
This book is a coffee table book. Not one you put in your bag for the train ride unless you have a suitcase. It is huge. Not described as such though. Read morePublished 8 months ago by jolly hockey sticks