The Four Loves Book Reviews

C. S. Lewis

The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis Book Summary

The Four Loves summarizes four kinds of human love--affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God. Masterful without being magisterial, this book's wise, gentle, candid reflections on the virtues and dangers of love draw on sources from Jane Austen to St. Augustine. The chapter on charity (love of God) may be the best thing Lewis ever wrote about Christianity. Consider his reflection on Augustine's teaching that one must love only God, because only God is eternal, and all earthly love will someday pass away:

Who could conceivably begin to love God on such a prudential ground--because the security (so to speak) is better? Who could even include it among the grounds for loving? Would you choose a wife or a Friend--if it comes to that, would you choose a dog--in this spirit? One must be outside the world of love, of all loves, before one thus calculates.

His description of Christianity here is no less forceful and opinionated than in Mere Christianity or The Problem of Pain, but it is far less anxious about its reader's response--and therefore more persuasive than any of his apologetics. When he begins to describe the nature of faith, Lewis writes: "Take it as one man's reverie, almost one man's myth. If anything in it is useful to you, use it; if anything is not, never give it a second thought."

A candid, wise, and warmly personal book in which Lewis explores the possibilities and problems of the four basic kinds of human love- affection, friendship, erotic love, and the love of God. “Immensely worthwhile for its simplicity...a rare and memorable book”.
- Sydney J. Harris

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Book Name The Four Loves
Genre Christianity
Language English
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The Four Loves Reflection. This is an inundated book that not only sounds good,but reveals the Loves of the Little things that we as Theae Loves are longing to find to do more than just read a book of literary. Intention need to be maximized and not “throw the baby out with the bath water”. Idealism too must not be left to be dormant. A must for the symthoms of lust, power, and greed for temporary fixation.

Love. Love is a word that culture has run with us causing us to run with it as well. But what is love? Read and find out from a very wise man from many moons ago.

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The The Four Loves book written by C. S. Lewis was published on 26 June 2023, Monday in the Christianity category. A total of 239 readers of the book gave the book 4 points out of 5.

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