The title essay, the weight of glory, is worth rereading either when we feel discouraged or inclined to love the world too much. Follow the steed family on their incredible journey from new york to the salt lake valley. Then imagine the sin, pain, and burdens of the world piled on the left, with gods glory on the right. The greater weight of glory is a foreword indies finalist in griefgrieving adult nonfiction. It is my opinion that this book has been underrated by many casual readers.
The nine addresses in weight of glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the christian faith during a time of great doubt. Like a speck of dust against a bar of gold, the temporal world cannot compare with the weight of gods eternal glory. I couldnt put the book down until the last page was read every word devoured, some twice. When i finally got around to reading it, i was ineffably impressed. Since this book is a compilation, i provide below a brief overview of each essay below. The gospel of john does not have a narrative of the lords supper and differs from the synoptic gospels in that the crucifixion occurs on the day of preparation of the passover rather than on. The load, or weight, or burden of my neighbors glory should be laid daily on my back, a load so heavy that only humility can carry it, and the backs of the proud will be broken. To please god, to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness, to be loved by god, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son it seems impossible, a weight or. We have to note that although a literary expert, c. The weight of glory and other addresses is a wonderful book by my favorite author, c. Although lewis never refers to this text in the weight of glory, its spirit and truth pervade the work, and all his work. The nine addresses in weight of glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the christian. The weight of glory if you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, unselfishness. K, 1942 if you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, unselfishness.
I was not convinced it was very important among his writings, so i put off reading it. Lewis during world war ii, these nine addresses show the author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. Lewis, the most important christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by. We are halfhearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by. The true story of cristiada, the cristero war and mexicos struggle for religious freedom by ruben quezada is the official companion to the epic film. The nine addresses in weight of glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the. What is more important, the pleasures of sin in this life, or the riches of eternal life in christ forever. The introduction to this book should not be missed. Phrase searching you can use double quotes to search for a series of words in a particular order. Full text of the weight of glory and other addresses. The weight of glory and other addresses is a collection of essays and addresses on christianity by c. Weighing these two options side by side should come out to be a nobrainer. Lewis writes with a very intriguing and interesting style, especially in one of his great books titled the weight of glory.
Read the best book summary of the weight of glory by c. This book is a collection of 9 sermons and addresses lewis gave during wwii. Jun 07, 2016 however, it is impossible to think too often or too deeply about the potential glory of our neighbor. John 20 new american bible revised edition nabre iii. The weight of glory and other addresses the weight of glory.
This allows individuals and groups to read through the book as a whole or choose certain essays to examine more. He is a very logical writer that is able to tie in emotions to keep the reader engaged and be able to relate to the topics. To please god, to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness, to be loved by god, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. Considered by many to be lewiss finest sermon of all, and his most moving address, the weight of glory extols a compassionate vision of christianity an dincludes lucid and compelling discussions on faith. For example, world war ii with quotes will give more precise results than world war ii without quotes. Full text of the weight of glory and other addresses see other formats. Indeed, he was a wellread and studied layman, but he did not benefit from the skills of. The scale clearly tilts in the direction of eternity. The greater weight of glory 2017 foreword indies finalist.
Lewis, the most important christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by lewis during world war. Used in a negative sense, something weighty is something burdensome. The weight of glory quotes showing of 87 it would seem that our lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. Why we resist ithow we can embrace it by jennifer mueller the importance of incorporating solitude into your everyday life. Sometimes we will feel like quitting because it feels like its just too much work and it feels overwhelming, but remember to stay the course. At the new evangelical history blog i will give a historical overview of that presentationwith photographsand some of the influence that it has had as a. The god of glory appeared unto our father abraham, when he was in mesopotamia. The weight of glory, considered by many to be lewiss finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory. Lewis featured weekly discussions on repellent doctrines. Reading the bible supernaturally seeing and savoring the glory of god in scripture. This book is in the public domain and is free to use however you like. Spencer, her 21yearold son, was the unintended target of. Lewis during world war ii, these nine addresses offer guidance and inspiration in a time of great doubt and anxiety. You are carrying the weight of gods divine glory so at times it might seem overwhelming.
The farewell discourse and the johannine passion accountthe hour has come john 21 j 26 jesus washes the disciples feet john. Gods glory sets all things around it in order as they are drawn towards it. The weight of glory is a book that is comprised of a series of unrelated essays. Picture the scales of justice hanging equally when empty. The books or the music in which we thought the beauty was located will betray us if we trust to them.
It was published in book form in 1949, as a compilation of five addresses, in london by geoffrey bles under the title transposition and other addresses and in the. It was first published as a single transcribed sermon, the weight of glory in 1941, appearing in the british journal, theology, then in pamphlet form in 1942 by society for promoting christian knowledge, london. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. Lewis, the weight of glory so what is the weight of glory. This is a serious engagement with biblical truth and it asks the reader to engage with it seriously, too. Even today his introductory book on the christian faith mere christianity remains a perennial best seller. We are halfhearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. This book skillfully explores the inmost motivations of joseph smith and his early followers and the responses of typical contemporary families to the claims he made. His life spans in record, from chapter 12 of the book of genesis right through to chapter 24. The farewell discourse and the johannine passion accountthe hour has come john 21. Lewis longed above all else for the unseen things of which this life offers only shadows, for that weight of glory which the lord christ won for the human race. The title of the book comes from the first of these lectures and is also the most quoted of them. I was unaware of some of the history, being a child when it happened.
The nine addresses in weight of glory offer guidance, inspiration, and a compassionate apologetic for the christian faith during a. This study guide consists of approximately 31 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the weight of glory and other addresses. The greatest manifestation of the glory of god is surely the pascha of christ. Also included in this volume are transposition, on forgiveness, why i am not a pacifist, and learning in wartime. Articles sermons topics books podcasts filter resources by. To date, the narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures. Lewis, 9780007532803, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. While the gift of allegory is at play in poignant manner in his famous sermon, the weight of glory, it is his contrasting forthrightness that makes the paper take shape so quickly it stands out as, arguably, lewiss most brilliant short work, and what i consider the best sermon recorded since the new testament preaching of peter and paul. This book skillfully explores the inmost motivations of joseph smith and his early followers and the. It was published in book form in 1949, as a compilation of five addresses. That is, until we learn that the old testament word for glory is kabod, which has a primitive root meaning heavy.
The greater weight of glory is the story of courage and human frailty. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in jesus christ. The conclusion of wouks the hope and the glory, the glory picks up after the 6 day war and ends at israels 40th anniversary celebration in 1988. Publishers description the classic weight of glory by c.
Lewis has written nine separate sermons that were then turned into a book. In acts chapter 7 and verse 2, when stephen preaches one of the greatest sermons in the whole of the bible, he alludes to the conversion of abraham and he says these words. Lewis begins this sermon by pointing out the progressively negative slant of christian. The final chapters of the book of glory contain the account jesuss trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. The book is organized in different sections with different. Lewis ascended the pulpit at the university church of st mary the virgin in oxford and delivered the weight of glory, one of the most insightful sermons of the twentieth century. Apr 23, 2010 the presence of god in our lives rests as a weight not a weight which oppresses us, but a weight which gives a center and orients all things to itself. It tears away the veil of what we think we want, and points us to the only one who can satisfy us forever.
Lewis the weight of glory is a series of essays and talks that lewis wrote over a long period roughly between 1939 and 1956. The presence of god in our lives rests as a weight not a weight which oppresses us, but a weight which gives a center and orients all things to itself. Lewis book titled the weight of glory is actually a collection of essays or lectures made by lewis. Wildcard searching if you want to search for multiple variations of a word, you can substitute a special symbol called a wildcard for one or more letters.
The glory of god, celebrated by angels, but often lost on the church today, is here restored to our vision. An emergency room nurse at work one night, she identifies the dead man on an er stretcher. Lewis, the most important christian writer of the 20th century, contains nine sermons delivered by lewis during world war two. The complete work and the glory series is now available for the first time in one ebook. Relevant bible teaching the eternal weight of glory. The weight of glory and other addresses the weight of. Sproul his prodigious work combining acute intellectual reasoning with unparalleled creative imagination made him a popular figure not only in the christian world but in the secular world as well. Get key insights, chapter summaries, key quotes, and application questions. Click the download free ebook link above for a nicely formatted ebook that you can sell, give away, or use for your own purposes. We have organized this guide so that the questions correspond to each essay. The weight of glory and other addresses and millions of other books are available for instant access.1505 1092 1557 1477 99 1062 382 17 622 145 915 142 1522 995 2 1459 715 1453 124 433 713 719 1157 390 379 311 186 935 379 1223 1177 1539 985 1382 12 1312 12 1005 1036 28 1460 557 54 1053