Friday, June 17, 2005

Til We Have Faces

Looking for something to do between now and December when C. S. Lewis' classic, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe hits the theatres? How about reading what, in my opinion, is the best C. S. Lewis novel there is, Til We Have Faces.

A friend recently lent me the book and I devoured it in about three sittings. In short, it is the retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche. It is a great read for anybody, but in particular, if you have suffered with facial deformities, the book will take on a deeper level.

I was alarmed how Lewis, untouched by facial deformities as far as I know, could so accurately have his finger on the pulse of the heart, mind, and analytical thought of a woman with an ugly face.

The book was suspensful and mysterious and intriguing and masterfully written. It was also terribly convicting. It is not only those of us with deformed faces that will feel the slap of this story's morale, but any of us with perceived imperfections who allow those thoughts to guide their decisions and shape their realities. A thoroughly wonderful read!

Here is a literary review of the book (minor spoilers -- may want to read the book first). The book can be ordered through Amazon and is also available in hard cover and in audio format.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just finished reading your testimony via a link from theresa's website. Have been blessed by your courage and faith. God bless you.

11:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This book is absolutely amazing. The thought and detail that Lewis put into every emotion, every thought is amazing. I cannot put the book down.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the best literary route to the revelation of God's true mercy...

To paraphrase.. You accuse. You accuse God of not being a Just God. Of course God is not Just. If God were Just, what would become of us?

6:30 PM  

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