A Grief Observed

Today on The Dominic Enyart Show, we’re discussing grief. On April 23, 1956, C.S. Lewis married a woman named Joy Davidman. Joy was in the hospital with cancer when they were married, and although there was a slight chance of unexpected recovery, it was assumed that she would shortly thereafter pass away. An extraordinary act of love, courage, and sacrifice on Lewis' part.

The couple had a few good years of reprieve together, but four years later, Joy Lewis died on July 13, 1960. Lewis, in his anguish, began to question God. As he tragically wrote,

“The conclusion I dread is not ‘So there’s no God after all,’ but ‘So this is what God’s really like. Deceive yourself no longer.’

In late September the next year, Lewis published “A Grief Observed” under the pseudonym, “N. W. Clerk.” Today, Dominic will be giving a synopsis of the book, and some of his additional thoughts as he read the book in light of the passing of his father, Bob Enyart.

What We Believe & Why We Believe ItToday's Resource: What We Believe & Why We Believe It (Blu-ray, DVD, or Video Download)

This is an update of our "Christianity 101" series in eight parts!

1. The Bible Itself (revelation, inspiration, illumination, canon)
2. God (attributes, trinity)
3. The Created Beings (angels and man; then the animals)
4. The Old Testament (overview)
5. The New Testament (overview)
6. The Overall Plot of the Bible (dispensations; law and grace; Israel and the Body)
7. The End Times and Hell
8. Eternal Life and Heaven