Till We Have Faces (New)
C. S. Lewis
Trade Paperback. New.
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is Lewis’s reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche and one of his most enduring works.
Comments & Reviews
Out of the many C.S. Lewis books I’ve read, Till We Have Faces remains the one that has influenced me the most. While it’s certainly not a strict allegory, it helped me understand how pride prevents us from seeing God, the way possessiveness estranges us from those we claim to love, and what it means to be really yourself. Lewis deftly integrates these many themes, making Till We Have Faces a book that rewards multiple readings.
Most of all, I loved this book because it strengthened my hope for redemption. I saw myself in the ugly princess Orual, driven to frustration with doubts and questions about God, and hungry for love. But Lewis showed me how even she was made beautiful: how she found her true identity and became fully satisfied in Christ. So I can say along with Orual, “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away.”