Lately I’ve read:
- “The Last Battle” – the last of the Narnia stories, that wonderfully captures thoughts about the nature of paradise and eternity.
- “The Problem of Pain” – almost the best book on the problem of evil/suffering there is, coming in just behind Greg Boyd’s “IS God to Blame?”
- “The Great Divorce” – and allegory about the relationship between heaven and hell.
- “Out of the Silent Planet” – one of Lewis’ science fiction trilogy.
One thing I find again and again when I read Lewis is that I seem to be touching a bit of eternity. He seems to be able to draw my thoughts away from the immediate day to day and focus my eyes, just a bit, on what is to come and what eternity might be like. For this alone I am very grateful as I grapple with the ideas of what is the nature of things after death, and what is to come.
I recommend Lewis to you for 2012.
Happy New Year.