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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Till We Have Faces

Crystal and I just finished reading Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. I would not recommend going into it thinking that it is a sequel to the Narnia Series. That could prove disastrous. It was, however, very insightful. Some of the topics addressed were jealousy, selfishness, modernity and its deceptiveness, desire of a human (here Orual) to envelop another's life, and many other lesson which would merit our thought.
The key, I think, to the whole book is understanding this quote made in the final pages of the work: "Of the things that followed I cannot at all say whether they were what men call real or what men call dream. And for all I can tell, the only difference is that what many see we call a real thing, and what only one sees we call a dream. But things that many see may have no taste or moment in them at all, and things that are shown only to one may be spears and water-spouts of truth from the very depth of truth." (Orual in Till We Have Faces, 277)

1 comment:

Rob said...

Hey you actually went and finished the rest of that huh? Good work. I haven't yet, but mean to before the summer is out.

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. (Philippians 3:8)