The Four Loves

The Four Loves

Book - 1991
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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).
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991.
ISBN: 9780151329168
0151329168
Branch Call Number: 241.4/LEWI
Characteristics: 141 p. ; 21 cm.

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AmandaVollmershausen Jul 17, 2013

"True friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others."

AmandaVollmershausen Jul 17, 2013

"Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. If love is to be a blessing, and not a misery, it must be for the only beloved who will never pass away."

AmandaVollmershausen Jul 17, 2013

"Nothing is falser than the idea that mockery is necessarily hostile. Until they have a baby to laugh at, lovers are always laughing at each other."

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AmandaVollmershausen Jul 17, 2013

This is a book that will make you aware of things you subconsciously thought only you experienced. It will keep you engaged if you're curious about the subject, and definitely made more clear to me the purpose of love on earth. I would recommend this after reading "Mere Christianity" which was his book that I enjoyed most.

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clarity24
Dec 09, 2010

love love love love this. c.s. lewis gives great explanations of what he considers to be the four loves that humans experience. it sounds like it's written by a philosopher, so i wouldn't call it an easy read by any means. sometimes he does get carried away with descriptions and explanations that seem to veer away from what he meant to say, but overall this is a great book!

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