A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis


I recommend the book, “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis for anyone suffering with grief or depression.  This is not a typical book, it’s actually a collection of journal entries made by C.S. Lewis after his wife died.

He describes grief as feeling like you are afraid and feeling like you are slightly intoxicated.  C.S. Lewis also had this to say about his grief:

“There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me.”

“I loathe the slightest effort.”

His writings are an honest portrayal of his agony and his feelings toward God.  I appreciated his willings to be honest about his anger at God.

I found the book beneficial, because I often feel the same way and I could relate to it.


8 thoughts on “A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

  1. I agree. It is a wonderful book. I read it when my husband passed away and it helped to know that what I was feeling was not crazy, but normal. I would recommend it to anyone who is experiencing grief.


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