Pilgrims and Allegories ~ The Great Divorce by CS Lewis book review

I was recently inspired to read The Great Divorce by CS Lewis for the first time. In my opinion this is an unsung classic of the twentieth century. The story is akin to A Christmas Carol where the hero is faced with a dream which gives him stark choices dependent on the decisions he makes in life.

He is taken on a bus ride from hell, an in between land of selfish greyness, to heaven, or at least the bright white planes leading to the gates of heaven. The rivers there are hard and the grass like icicles, painful underfoot. He observes many of his fellow passengers who encounter ‘angel’ type creatures who show them how they can reach heaven.

CS Lewis has written a sobering message here – that we can take nothing with us; our love for our children, our vocation or even our earthly gifts will all be meaningless in the afterlife.

It was reading this book that led me to alter the final chapter of ‘From Redundancy to Rejuvenation’ slightly but significantly.



About Diana Jackson

Author of 'The Healing Paths of Fife', Historical Romantic fiction ~ The Riduna Series set in 19th and early 20th Century a murder mystery ~ 'Murder, Now and Then' and two memoir. What links my books ~ history! Website:www.dianamaryjackson.co.uk Blog:www.dianamj.wordpress.com Riduna on Twitter and on Facebook too!
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