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This review is only for Pilgrim's Regress. I immediately recognized Michael Hague's illustrations. Although they seemed to me "early" Michael Hague. Great background, but the faces weren't up to his normal excellent stuff.This allegorical journey written in 1933 was intended to be an updated Pilgrim's Progress. It was a hard read that was sometimes rewarding. It would have been highly difficult nigh impossible without notes from the Lewisiana blog which translated the Latin and Greek phrases and...
Of all the C. S. Lewis I've read I found this collection the least inspiring. The Pilgrim's Regress was thought-provoking, but I found Christian Reflections difficult to wade through and God in the Dock containing such diverse matter that it didn't alight. That said, I still enjoyed it and liked to see thoughts perhaps in earlier stages than their fuller treatment in later works. Good, but not as good as others.
The volume contains numerous essays published as part of compilations that go by different titles in the U.S. It also includes Pilgrim's Regress, one of C.S. Lewis's lesser novels, an allegory that is a play on Pilgrim's Progress. It's a nice companion tome to most of your standard "collected works," which will have the better known books.
This collection of works written by C.S. Lewis is a treasure trove to anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of his thoughts on Christianity, or who want a broader perspective of his viewpoint of the world around him. I was amazed at how relevant his works remain to us today and the precision to which he addresses moral and social issues we are still discussing.
C.S. Lewis is one of my favorite authors. His ability to communicate immense concepts in a logical concise way has allowed me to understand religion and faith on a deeper level.
I love how straight-forward he is about religion. It's refreshing to see someone not afraid of what he believes.
This was a very good collection. I always have to go slowly through Lewis' works.