Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis -- BOOK BEGINNINGS


book cover of The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis


What are you reading this week? It's time to share the opening sentence (or so) here on Book Beginnings on Fridays. 

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My Book Beginning this week is from The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis's classic allegory about Heaven and Hell. It is a short book and I just started it today. I plan to read several C. S. Lewis books this year and The Great Divorce is the first of them. 
I seemed to be standing in a bus queue by the side of a long, mean street.

I'm already halfway through -- like I said, it's a short book -- and it is very good. It s as accessible as his Narnia books, but written for adults as a way to explain ideas of sin, grace, and judgment. 


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Another weekly teaser event is The Friday 56, hosted by Freda at Freda's Voice, where you can find details and add a link to your post. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of the book you are featuring. You can also find a teaser from 56% of the way through your ebook or audiobook.


"I have seen that kind converted," said he, "when those ye would think less deeply damned have gone back. Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already."

That's from 56% of the way through the audiobook. The audiobook is particularly good because the reader does all the voices differently. 


  1. I am curious about this book! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds interesting. Hope you have a nice weekend!

  3. Somehow I have never heard of The Great Divorce. It looks interesting. Enjoy your current read!

  4. I've never heard of C.S.Lewis's other book but the title of the book seems interesting. So, I'mma check this out!

  5. Hi Gillion! I haven't read The Great Divorce yet, but I am going to see if I can get hold of it. C.S.Lewis had so much insight and I love reading his work.

    Hope you will have a wonderful weekend!

    Elza Reads

  6. I loved that book, so thought provoking!
    Mine is here:

  7. I bet this is a great read!! Happy weekend!

  8. I have only ever read his Narnia novels (which I enjoyed). This sounds interesting! I hope you have a great weekend.

  9. I know Lewis from Narnia, of course, but I've never checked out his other work. This one sounds really interesting, though!

  10. I'm trying to remember if I've read this one. I know I've read some (one?) of his faith allegories. The first line is familiar. I will check it out. My book this week is titled Kent State


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