The Four Loves - the much beloved exploration of the nature of love

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"We need others physically, emotionally, intellectually; we need them if we are to know anything, even ourselves."We hear often that love is patient and kind, not envious or prideful. We hear that human love is a reflection of divine love. We hear that God is love. But how do we understand its work in our lives, its perils and rewards? Here, the incomparable C. S. Lewis examines human love in four forms: affection, the most basic, general, and emotive; friendship, the most rare, least jealous, and, in being freely chosen, perhaps the most profound; Eros, passionate love that can run counter to happiness and poses real danger; charity, the greatest, most spiritual, and least selfish. Proper love is a risk, but to bar oneself from it--to deny love--is a damning choice. Love is a need and a gift; love brings joy and laughter. We must seek to be awakened and so to find an Appreciative love through which "all things are possible.""The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." --New York Times Book Review "Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words." --Times Literary Supplement C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, including The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity, and Surprised by Joy.

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"A rare and memorable book." --"Saturday Review"""""The Four Loves" deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." --"New York Times Book Review""" "[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." --"Church Times" "What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment ... Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words ... By writing so well and so perceptively about 'natural' human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions."--"Times Literary Supplement"

"A rare and memorable book." "Saturday Review"" " ""The Four Loves" deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." "New York Times Book Review"" " "[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." "Church Times" "What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words By writing so well and so perceptively about natural human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions." "Times Literary Supplement""

"A rare and memorable book." "Saturday Review"""""The Four Loves" deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." "New York Times Book Review""""[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." "Church Times""What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words By writing so well and so perceptively about natural human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions." "Times Literary Supplement""

"A rare and memorable book." Saturday Review

"The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." New York Times Book Review

"[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." Church Times

"What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words By writing so well and so perceptively about natural human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions." Times Literary Supplement"

-A rare and memorable book.- --Saturday Review

-The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving.- --New York Times Book Review

-[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original.- --Church Times

-What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment ... Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words ... By writing so well and so perceptively about 'natural' human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions.---Times Literary Supplement

"A rare and memorable book." --Saturday Review

"The Four Loves deserves to become a minor classic as a modern mirror of our souls, a mirror of the virtues and failings of human loving." --New York Times Book Review

"[Lewis] has never written better. Nearly every page scintillates with observations which are illuminating, provocative and original." --Church Times

"What is interesting about these chapters is the extent to which a non-believer can follow the argument and receive enlightenment ... Lewis has a keen eye, a large measure of human sympathy, wit, and a command of simple words ... By writing so well and so perceptively about 'natural' human conduct, Lewis makes the strongest case for examining his conclusions with respect. He is writing, presumably, for the unconverted as well as for Christians, and whatever the former may believe or disbelieve about God they are persuaded that he could only exist as a culmination in absolute terms of their deepest moral convictions."--Times Literary Supplement

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C. S. (Clive Staples) Lewis (1898-1963), one of the great writers of the twentieth century, also continues to be one of our most influential Christian thinkers. A Fellow and tutor at Oxford until 1954, he spent the rest of his career as Chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge. He wrote more than thirty books, both popular and scholarly, inlcuding The Chronicles of Narnia series, The Screwtape Letters, The Four Loves, Mere Christianity and Surprised by Joy.

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