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How to pray

Without prayer, words usurp God, creating worlds of their own imagination; But when words and prayer collide …

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A Grief Observed; Hilary Mantel on a C. S. Lewis re-release

“A Grief Observed”, the first-hand account of C. S. Lewis’ struggle with grief following the death of his wife, is being re-released by Faber next month. To mark the occasion, two-time Booker prize winner Hilary Mantel writes about “A Grief Observed” for the Guardian.

From the article:

A Grief Observed is a lucid description of an obscure, muddled process, a process almost universal, one with no logic and no timetable. It is an honest attempt to write about aspects of the human and […]

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Surprised by joy

A reader was surprised to find a letter on joy by C.S. Lewis tucked into a book purchased at a second-hand store.

Three years before writing his memoir entitled Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life, Lewis described his idea of joy in a letter to a lady named Mrs Ellis, about whom nothing more seems to be known.

The Guardian reports on the letter which was discovered by the book-buyer some years ago, and is set to go up for auction later […]

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