Tag: grief

God Shouted in My Pain

One very sad event in my life shaped me as a young adult. Here’s why I’m sharing it with you. I don’t think you can separate a person’s philosophy or worldview beliefs from their life. Therefore I like to study the details of the lives of my favorite philosophical and theological thinkers. That’s why in my book Classic Christian Thinkers: An Introduction, I introduce key…

The Perfect Storm of Suffering

  Upon losing his wife to cancer, C. S. Lewis wrote, “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.”1 Life offers no exit from suffering. In fact, the older you get…

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

— C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed (New York: HarperOne, 2009), 15.