“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” CS Lewis

Slave market Khartoum Sudan 19th century 1876
Slave market Khartoum Sudan 19th century 1876

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5 thoughts on ““And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” CS Lewis

      • His non-fiction. I am not a huge fan of fantasy (unless it is of the Ray Bradbury kind) so I’m not as big a fan of the Narnia stories as other things he’s written (his apologetics).

        I was first introduced to him via ‘The Screwtape Letters’ (very imaginative; and while we might label the work as fantasy, the story is mighty instructive). I then went on to read ‘The Great Divorce,’ ‘Mere Christianity,’ ‘Surprised by Joy,’ ‘Miracles’ and ‘The Abolition of Man.’ I have a book titled ‘A Year with CS Lewis.’ I’ve also read several books about him. I’m very keen on him and his view of Christianity.

        Which do you prefer?

        Different change of subject: have you covered the case of Evelyn Nesbitt on your blog? I’m not sure, but wasn’t that a big scandal during the Gilded Age… or did that come later? She was the girl in the red velvet swing.

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      • Now that’s a juicy story! Thanks for the lead.

        I LOVE The Screwtape Letters. It’s one of the few books I can read over and over again–it’s so dead on. Miracles and Mere Christianity are great as well.

        Like you I’m less interested in the Narnia books though I did enjoy The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

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