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The Great Divorce - C. S. Lewis

The Great Divorce

By C. S. Lewis

  • Release Date: 2009-06-02
  • Genre: Christianity
Score: 4.5
From 656 Ratings


The Timeless Novel About a Bus Ride from Hell to Heaven

In The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis again employs his formidable talent for fable and allegory. The writer finds himself in Hell boarding a bus bound for Heaven. The amazing opportunity is that anyone who wants to stay in Heaven, can. This is a starting point for an extraordinary meditation upon good and evil, grace and judgment. Lewis’s revolutionary idea is the discovery that the gates of Hell are locked from the inside. Using his extraordinary descriptive powers, Lewis’s The Great Divorce will change the way we think about good and evil. 


  • Patrick V

    By Paladin hank
    Thought provoking read as always from C.S Lewis. I got the major themes but am too dull to follow the author's full train of thought. I will stick with the truth of gaining the world to lose my soul is no gain at all.
  • Heaven or Hell?

    By LesCimes
    A superb story that brings to light the weaknesses of conventional understandings of Time, eternity and Freedom. Very thought provoking.
  • The best book I've ever read read

    By Aeakos
    Do you think you understand heaven and hell? Cs Lewis takes us on a trip through the eye of a visitor along with witnessing sin and human failings in all it's cover. The best book I've ever read.
  • The Great Divorce

    By Philip Garrett
    In his usual candor and good humor (but not without necessary seriousness), Lewis paints a captivating picture of the consequences of our earthly choices and the eternal rewards we shall find if we desire Him more than all He has given us. It is a captivating story which is not difficult to read, but very difficult to lay down!
  • Problems.

    By SpectralFlame
    Chapters are skipped. Many times was I reading when the chapter would end. The first paragraph of the next chapter would be there, but when I flip the page it would skip to the next chapter. Completely unreadable like this, and must be fixed.
  • The Great Divorce

    By Maxine100
    I highly recommend this book, and enjoyed it very much. I had no idea where he was going and it was kinda hard to follow at first but stay with it and you will get to where you can't lay it down. The end was delightful!
  • Tears through the shroud

    By scstsut
    Lewis tears through the shroud over his characters, revealing the emptiness beneath, and the reader begins to discover a shroud over him being torn.
  • The Great Divorce

    By Momma Cru
    I have read this book countless times! It never fails to challenge and inspire me. Lewis is able to take the thoughts that pass over our minds and become lost, to their end point! His writings are the apex of human imaginings!