C. S. Lewis on Joy

by C.S. Lewis

Hardcover, 1998



Call number

241.4 LEW



Call number

241.4 LEW




Joy: Lewis found his joy not in material wealth of fame but in the gift of an open heart. This collection will help readers discover their heart's joy.


Thomas Nelson Inc (1998), 64 pages


0785270973 / 9780785270973



(11 ratings; 3.5)

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LibraryThing member sweetiegherkin
This book contains sampling from various works by author C.S. Lewis. The thread purportedly tying them together is joy, but few feel like real happiness and some of them seem like more a stretch than others. It's mostly simple pleasures, but then also weirdly ends with a musing about Psyche's beauty because ... sure.

That being said, I am clearly not the target audience for this book. Even with its theme of joy, it is really more about the Christian religion than anything else. In fact, at one point, Lewis is quoted as saying, "It is hard on God really. To how few of us He dare send happiness because He knows we will forget Him if He gave us any sort of nice things for the moment." So, you know, joy.

If you were looking for a book about strong emotions and happiness in the world around you that you could gift to a friend or beloved family member, this is not that unless they are particularly religious.

The book does contain a very brief biography of C.S. Lewis and some family photographs. It also contains reproductions of many famous works arts, such as those done by Jan Brueghel and Gustave Dore. Indeed, the whole production of the book presents as a very beautiful work. The textual content just may not be for everyone.
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