C.S. Lewis’ ‘The Weight of Glory’ is another piece by a brilliant thinker that challenges the reader to examine their own beliefs and practices in light of Lewis’ strikingly clear logic. It is difficult to pen point an overall feel for the book, as it is 9 independent essays compiled into one work. Lewis is mentioned in the same breath as several classical theologians and philosophers, but his true gift lies not in his ability of understanding the divine, but in having a remarkable grasp on what makes us human. The tendencies and compulsions we have as a fallen race are thrown into the concepts of war, pacifis
m, relationships with peers, theology, tensions between the spirit and physical realm, forgiveness, and more in ‘The Weight of Glory.’
If you decide to read this book (as you should) you will find yourself moved to pause after Lewis’ breathtaking prose, and if you’re like me,
stirring your almost sleeping wife to read her a quote or two that resonates in your spirit while simultaneously challenging you.
Lewis’ ‘The Weight of Glory’ is spectacular not necessarily because it introduces new truths, or that his practical applications seem sim
ple, but because Lewis had a gift unlike any other to assign feeling, passion, and purpose to a concept that you have probably always believed in while exercising his power to do so frequently in this masterpiece.
This one should be proudly displayed at the top of your bookshelf along with the other works thatgive you warm feelings merely by looking at them and remembering the volumes they spoke in their limited number of pages.