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C.S. Lewis on Love

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C. S. Lewis experienced many kinds of love, and this collection explores his profound thinking on love in all its aspects.
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published 1998)
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Lily
Jun 14, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it
C.S. Lewis gets 5 stars. This book gets 4. It's simply a collection of some of his best writings on love, which are collected from some of his greatest books: Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, etc. there are great pieces in here, but it's best to read the book in which they originated rather than in isolation. Don't read the cliff notes of C.S. Lewis. Which is basically what this is.
Daniel Taylor
Jan 05, 2015 Daniel Taylor rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, nonfiction
Filled with evocative pictures, this book collects C.S. Lewis's thoughts on love. He makes clear the Christian view of love is this: love the feeling comes from love the action. Don't wait for the feeling to love someone, act in a loving way toward them and the feeling will follow. My favorite part was "Friendship," where Lewis says that what separates friendship from romance is that love between friends expands to include more and more people.
Katja
Jul 05, 2014 Katja rated it really liked it
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I very much liked "Mere Christianity" and I also enjoyed "On Love". It is hard to summarize in a short review, I also feel like I will go over it again in the future as certain parts "said" more to me than some others. So if you liked "MC", you may want to read this one too and if you haven't read either, I would start with "MC".
Paul
Sep 24, 2014 Paul rated it it was ok
Shelves: own-hardback
Just a short book with quotes from C.S. Lewis on love. Got a couple good quotes from this book and some ideas to ponder but overall, not that influential.
Dennes
Oct 29, 2008 Dennes rated it it was ok
Inserts of Lewis from different books he wrote, all on the different types of love. I think it'd be better to just read each individual book of his.
Don Gubler
Sep 01, 2014 Don Gubler rated it it was ok
Cute little gift book but no real substance. Apparantly Lewis was virtually silent about the primary Christian virtue.
John Lowery
Oct 17, 2010 John Lowery rated it really liked it
An excellent treatment of the subject of love in all its different manifestations
Wade
Mar 10, 2009 Wade rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-living
Really good excerpts from the works of C.S. Lewis where he is talking about love.
Kelli
May 08, 2011 Kelli rated it it was amazing
I love these little side books of his. Solid coffee table book.
Jenn
Aug 15, 2011 Jenn rated it it was amazing
I've had this book foreva eva ... i guess i need it now
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CLIVE STAPLES LEWIS (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954. He was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than th ...more
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