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Number of Pages: 161
Publication Date: 2001
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For centuries people have been tormented by one question above all: If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain? And what of the suffering of animals, who neither deserve pain nor can be improved by it?
The greatest Christian thinker of our time sets out to disentangle this knotty issue. With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C. S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungry for a true understanding of human nature.
Clive Staples Lewis was born in 1898. Known as "Jack" by his friends, Lewis and his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, were part of a writer's club, The Inklings, who would meet at the local pub to discuss story ideas. Lewis's fascination with fairytales, myths, and ancient legends coupled with inspiration drawn from his childhood led him to write The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, one of the best-loved books of all time. Six further books in the immensely popular Chronicles of Narnia followed, and the final title, The Last Battle, received the Carnegie Award, one of the highest marks of excellence in children's literature.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) fue uno de los intelectuales más importantes del siglo veinte y podría decirse que fue el escritor cristiano más influyente de su tiempo. Fue profesor particular de literatura inglesa y miembro de la junta de gobierno en la Universidad Oxford hasta 1954, cuando fue nombrado profesor de literatura medieval y renacentista en la Universidad Cambridge, cargo que desempeñó hasta que se jubiló. Sus contribuciones a la crítica literaria, literatura infantil, literatura fantástica y teología popular le trajeron fama y aclamación a nivel internacional. C. S. Lewis escribió más de treinta libros, lo cual le permitió alcanzar una enorme audiencia, y sus obras aún atraen a miles de nuevos lectores cada año. Sus más distinguidas y populares obras incluyen Las Crónicas de Narnia, Los Cuatro Amores, Cartas del Diablo a Su Sobrino y Mero Cristianismo.
LucyHickory Grove, South CarolinaAge: Under 18Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent!December 24, 2012LucyHickory Grove, South CarolinaAge: Under 18Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Problem of Pain is an excellent book by C.S. Lewis. He explains so well and in an easy to understand format why pain exists in the world we live in and how we can cope with it. I highly recommend this book to everyone, because some time in everyone's life we all will encounter some form of pain. This book is essential to understanding it and dealing with pain and its effects.
BaneGender: male3 Stars Out Of 5okay :lFebruary 23, 2011BaneGender: maleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3This one was actually a bit of a disappointment. Make no mistake, there is not really anything in here about dealing with pain or realizing how small pain is in comparison to x,y,z. I believe I got more out of the 2 page appendix than I did the whole book! There was alot of suppositions and not enough facts. I mean, he really couldn't think of anything brilliant to say. This book isn't terrible. It just isn't worth the money. Another thing I found strange was that Lewis said that he respected pagan myths. What?! Overall, this book is a disappointment and you would be wise to find another one of his books like Mere Christianity of Screwtape Letters.
Leo Dacus- Jr.4 Stars Out Of 5September 1, 2009Leo Dacus- Jr.As always CS is thick! He explains pain from it's beginnings and thoughly takes you though it's understanding and development. We should embrace his teachings on the subject and grasp it's meaning. I have chronic pain and even though I understood what CS was talking about and what to do about it. I had a good hold on the subject before I read it. I will refer to this book from time to time. Just like all his books.
John Urban5 Stars Out Of 5May 1, 2008John UrbanC.S. Lewis just challenges you to think. Your mind can't help but be stimulated and your faith enriched and strengthened. In his book, "The Problem of Pain", Lewis helps us in our understanding of God's love and purpose for our lives in this world. Before gold becomes the precious metal we know so well it must be refined- such is life and thus "The Problem Of Pain."
Brandon Marlow5 Stars Out Of 5September 9, 2003Brandon MarlowThere are two C.S. Lewis writers. Lewis the dreamer and Lewis the reasoner. This book is a shining example about how he can take tough theological issues and use logical analysis to present them in a way that almost anyone can understand.Lewis gives clever examples that demonstrate what kind of world the naturalist would have us living in. His point, a world without pain and consequence is a world without free will. Lewis also includes a chilling section on Hell and a beautiful chapter on Heaven to conclude the book.I would have given it a 5, but it lost a bit in my book for including a section about creative evolution and for refering to the Genesis account of creation as a "folk tale". But this is still the definitive source on the answer to the question, "If God is all-loving and all-powerfull, why does He allow so much suffering in the world.Great for the skeptic and the believer alike.