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review Letters to an American Lady ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ç ❮Reading❯ ➽ Letters to an American Lady ➶ Author C.S. Lewis – Gwairsoft.co.uk On October 26 1950 C S Lewis wrote the first of than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met but with whom he was to maintain a cAnd as frivolous as preferences in cats Lewis himself clearly had no idea that to an American Kindle #212 these letters would ever see publication but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to. This collection of letters is proof that CS Lewis is a patient and pious Christian than I Had I been the correspondent with this American lady I would surely have left off after fewer than half a dozen and ignored any further attempt on her part Had I been titling this collection it might have been Letters to a Pietistic Pessimistic Hypochondriac Fortunately for my spiritual well being I neither had the privilege of being this lady's correspondent nor of titling the book which meant that I could read Lewis's 100 letters that year after year encourage the American lady to endure suffering with patience and never to worry about past or future His own patient gentle dealings with what we must imagine were the overly long complaint laced letters he received provides a gentle reminder to all of us that we all need to repent and to forgive and to pray constantly

Letters to an American LadyAnd as frivolous as preferences in cats Lewis himself clearly had no idea that to an American Kindle #212 these letters would ever see publication but they reveal facets of his character little known even to devoted readers of his fantasy and scholarly writings a man patiently offering encouragement and guidance to. This collection of letters is proof that CS Lewis is a patient and pious Christian than I Had I been the correspondent with this American lady I would surely have left off after fewer than half a dozen and ignored any further attempt on her part Had I been titling this collection it might have been Letters to a Pietistic Pessimistic Hypochondriac Fortunately for my spiritual well being I neither had the privilege of being this lady's correspondent nor of titling the book which meant that I could read Lewis's 100 letters that year after year encourage the American lady to endure suffering with patience and never to worry about past or future His own patient gentle dealings with what we must imagine were the overly long complaint laced letters he received provides a gentle reminder to all of us that we all need to repent and to forgive and to pray constantly

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Letters to an American Lady ✓ On OctoberC S Lewis wrote an American PDFEPUB #229 the first of than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence Letters to ePUB #199 for the rest of his lifeRanging broadly in subject matter the letters discuss topics as profound as the love of God. In describing this book I wrote to a friend todayThis summer when Amanda the boys and I were visiting with her family Jessica Amanda's sister in law wanted to take the girls “antiuing” In fact this may be one of my wife's least favorite activities In short she is not a shopper Nonetheless because she is a good sport and because she loves Jessica who is married to her younger brother Wade she obligedAt some little hole in the wall shop in a small town in this nondescript state of ours my wife found a 1967 copy of CS Lewis' “Letters to an American Lady” Being the enormous Lewis ite that I am and not ashamed to admit it she purchased the book for the bargain sum of five or six dollars It has been without a doubt one of my favorite reads ever In the short 100 or so pages I have learned about Lewis the man than a dozen books or biographies would have ever shown me It is a truly amazing look into how his theology actually impacted his “normal” every day life I think I will read it again soon And often characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis ↠ 0 review Another Christian through the day to day joys and sorrows of ordinary life Letters to an American Lady stands as a fascinating and moving testimony to the remarkable humanity and even remarkable Christianity of C S Lewis and is richly deserving of the position it now takes among the balance of his Christian writin. I haven't read as much CS Lewis as I would like I've read neither all of Mere Christianity or The Screwtape Letters horror of all horrors but I've very much liked his autobiographical works Surprised by Joy and A Grief Observed particularly I first read some of Lewis' letters in A Severe Mercy where Sheldon Vanauken begins a correspondence and friendship with him an influential one to say the least These letters however are a another kettle of fish altogether They are one side of clearly a voluminous correspondence of thirteen years and nothing is seen of what was written to him But somethings do come out looking at his responses In truth I would certainly think that they started as fan mail and of a strange sort Come do tell me if you were writing to your favorite author would you mention that your back hurts your friends are mean your dog is sick and you can't find a job Or persist in writing him long letters to which he can't help but respond in short and say 'I really do hate writing' And have him say almost plaintively for three years in a row please do not write or expect an answer during Christmastide And yet there is something very comforting in Lewis' continued kindness seen from his reactions to her letters to him He assures her of his continued prayers doles advice and even supports her via a stipend from his American publisher There is the hint of the scholarly professor who got up early wrote his books on the side can laugh at a joke and misses his long walks but wouldn't trade his health for that of his dying wife's Indeed one of my favorite parts of the book however was a letter written by Joy Davidson Lewis writing in his place when he was conducting exams at Cambridge there you can see some of the spark that hides behind the bare 'H' in A Grief Observed And that strikes me as one of the telling parts of this correspondence yes this may have been a marvelously one sided conversation at times but whether it be simple responsibility kindness or Christian charity it continued for thirteen years even when he himself was facing a great deal of pain and personal griefOne of the uestions that came to me while reading this book was why were these letter published as a collection Indeed their very ordinariness was appealing I suspect but really how did they reflect said American Lady And what becomes obvious is this these were some of the first letters given to the Marion Wade Center at Wheaton College right when they were beginning to collect writings by Lewis and others of his circle Their publication and the collection's curator who as the book's editor has an obvious admiration for Lewis did much to recommend the rather new center and its collections I would think And who can begrudge them thatThere is nothing particularly special about these letters no great insights or bursts of wisdom But there is a steady stream of kindness wisdom and patience one that makes me rather jealous I never had the chance to write to him myself