The Great Divorce – A Review

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The great divorce is a story of a man’s journey from Hell to Heaven. But will he stay or will he go back?

 

This book is hard to describe and review. It is a super short book, but deep on many levels. You have to read carefully and with understanding, in order to view more greatly Lewis’s philosophy, and apologetics. This book is teeming with references to the Bible (as it should), but it is not a complete allegory, for who has seen what heaven is really like? Lewis had already had the idea for Narnia for about six years (1939)before this was written(1945). And he only finished the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, in 1949, four years after writing this work. If you look closely at this book you will see illusions to the LAST Chronicle of Narnia: The Last Battle. I’ll give you some hints.

The world is only a broken reflection of the real one.

Further up and further in.

 

Comment below if you know what I mean.

 

Meet the characters:

I don’t think I’ll do this one for any other character except the Narrator, who has no name. It would be too much of a spoiler otherwise (again, not a very long book).

Narrator: He seems to be dead, which is why he is in Hell, but he takes a bus ride to Heaven. He probably hasn’t been there long, considering everyone else knows that they’re going to Heaven (for a day trip, if you will), and he doesn’t. He meets the solid people of heaven (the redeemed), and he meets, sees, watches and hears the folk like himself (mere shadows and ghosts in this land), reject or accept the offer of freedom and a new life in heaven.

 

I would give this book:

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I would recommend this book for a higher age range because this book is deep and will only be enjoyed with the clarity of maturity. I’d say about 15/16+.

Happy Reading

-Wysteria

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