Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis” as Want to Read:
Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Bright Shadow of Reality: Spiritual Longing in C. S. Lewis

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  1 Review
The writings of C. S. Lewis often stir in readers a profound sense of spiritual longing, a desire for joy lying beyond the offerings of this world. This special kind of longing, known to the Romantic tradition by the German word Sehnsucht, has been a recurrent theme in some of our most powerful works of literature. Bright Shadow of Reality, first published in 1974, remains ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published April 12th 1999 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Bright Shadow of Reality, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Bright Shadow of Reality

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kris
Apr 19, 2014 Kris rated it really liked it
Great book that just got better and better. I appreciated all the research in it, and the way in which Carnell seemed to handle the profound sense of Sehnsucht as an actual reality. For some reason he put both Lewis's books and his essays in italics when citing them, but that's a small complaint in the large picture this book presents. I wish it was a bit longer and more detailed, and some places held unnecessary bio or summary information, but I learned a lot from it.
Dale Masten
Dale Masten rated it really liked it
May 03, 2016
Sørina
Sørina marked it as to-read
Jan 05, 2016
Norine Bleakley
Norine Bleakley rated it really liked it
May 02, 2015
Kristi
Kristi marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2015
Daniel Hochhalter
Daniel Hochhalter rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2015
Diana Glyer
Diana Glyer rated it liked it
Aug 16, 2014
Timothy Hall
Timothy Hall rated it liked it
Jul 11, 2014
Kariann
Kariann rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2015
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2014
Adam Gossman
Adam Gossman rated it really liked it
Nov 23, 2013
Jonathan Lovelace
Jonathan Lovelace marked it as to-read
Jan 29, 2013
Elisabeth
Elisabeth rated it liked it
Feb 22, 2013
Tom
Tom rated it liked it
Dec 31, 2012
Judy
Judy rated it liked it
Dec 31, 2012
Kathely
Kathely marked it as to-read
Dec 20, 2012
Brian
Brian rated it really liked it
Dec 02, 2012
Genevieve Shishak
Genevieve Shishak rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2012
Erica
Erica marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2012
Paul Patterson
Paul Patterson rated it really liked it
Jul 25, 2012
Matthew Hurley
Matthew Hurley marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2012
Emily mathews
Emily mathews marked it as to-read
Jan 31, 2012
Kyle&jamie
Kyle&jamie marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2012
Sylvia
Sylvia added it
Dec 20, 2012
Kevin
Kevin rated it really liked it
Jul 02, 2009
Sarah
Sarah rated it liked it
Mar 06, 2009
Jarod
Jarod rated it liked it
Feb 12, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book