The Great Divorce
From the Proprietor:
The Great Divorce is a fine work with a bad title.
I avoided this book for years, even after becoming a passionate admirer of Lewis’s work, mainly because of the title. Either this is a book about divorce, I thought, or it’s some heady theological book referencing some old classic that I feel un-intellectual for not being familiar with.
Some call this a book about Heaven, and in a way it is. But I think of it as a book about life in Christ--what it costs us and what it's worth. It is both fiction and theology. It’s poetry too, come to think of it. Don’t be afraid that you won’t be able to wrap your mind around Lewis’s ideas—if ever there was a man who could make deep thoughts accessible, it’s ol’ Clive Staples, and he’s done so in The Great Divorce.