The Four Loves (Harvest Book)
"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves."
We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards? Here, the incomparable C. S. Lewis...more
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24 March 2013
This is one of those books that every time I read it (this is the third time I think) I learn something new, so I guess I am going to have to put this book up in the realms of literature. The interesting thing about this book is that when Lewis wrote it he had not been in a relationship (he remained single until he met Joy Davidman, which is actually the subject of a book, a movie, and even a play) so he is not actually writing from experience. However, we should ...more
The other works of C.S. Lewis that I have been reading recently, tackle more of the concept of Christianity. Lewis, arguing in those works concepts that I agree with. Namely that Christians aren't any more moral than any other people, nor are they any more spiritual (after all there can be spiritual good and spiritual evil), but that Christianity is more about returning the natural to the supernatural. However, here in this work of non-fiction, he chooses to discuss the topic of love.
Love is one ...more
Going beyond the division of loves into gift-loves and need-loves, Lewis delves into how any affection can raise us bring us closer to divine source of love or move us farther away.
Not light reading, but worth it. More profound and challenging with each reading.
“Perhaps … all experience merely defines … ...more
That said, I am enjoying hearing Lewis's own voice. I keep thinking of J.R.R. Tolkien's supposed basing of the Ents and their way of talking on his friend C.S. Lewis ... and it kind of works.
Also the material is great and is a wonderful precis (probably) of the book which I know contains more material. And which I will be reading in the f ...more
cartea pleaca de la cei patru termeni care definesc dragostea, intilniti in noul testament: storge [afectiunea], fileo [prietenia], eros [atractia/dragostea sexuala] si agape [caritatea sau mila, in trad. romaneasca]. lewis merge pe ideea ca primele trei iubiri, cele 'naturale' sint complet diferite, rupte de agape, dragostea p ...more
Highly recommend The Four Loves to anyone who has ever loved anything. I live with a beautiful example of these loves in my own home in my husband, and I kept l ...more
يتمتع الكاتب باسلوب صعب وفكر عالي ويستخدم تشبيهات وان كانت دقيقة فهي لم تكن ايسر في الفهم من فهم الفكرة الاساسية نفسها.
اخذ الكاتب -في بعض الاجزاء الغير قليلة- ينقض ويفنط افكار كان يري - من منظوره- انها شائعة، وتستحق النقد والاطالة في بعض الاحيان. في حين ان الكثير منها لم اكن قد سمعت عنه من قبل ان يذكره الكاتب. فكانت تبدو لي تلك الصفحات انها غير مفيدة ولا تلمس واقعي الح ...more
الكتاب نجمه علي الحب الاخوي و نجمتين الحب الالهي و لم اقرأ الحب الغرامي.
فصل الحب الاخوي ملئ بالسطحيه و اوقات الرجعيه و رؤيه ضيقه و تعميم خاطئ جدا دفعني مقراش الحب الغرامي و خصوصا انه اتكلم 3/4 عن الشهوه! و اللي معرفش هو معتبرها من الحب ليه اصلا! لكن في مجمل الفصل وانه اعطي الصداقه قدرها الحقيقي كان كويس!
الحب الالهي .. معنديش كلام يوصفه ..هوه الكلام اللي فيه كفايه .. ازاي تتحد المحبات دي مع المحبه نفسه. رائع!!!! جدا ...more
“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung ...more
This is one of those books that I might have never considered if it weren't written by C.S. Lewis. I don't want to read a book about emotions, I want to read about adventure or something difficult to puzzle out like theology or philosophy or...love? Ok. You talked me int ...more
My favorite quote: "...in the act of love we are not merely ourselves. We are also representatives. It is here no impoverishment but an enrichment to be aware that forces older and less personal than we work through us..."
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