Book Club Will Run 5 Weeks

greatdivorceThe book club gatherings for The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis will run 5 weeks. The basic theme of the book is that Heaven and Hell cannot co-exist within us. In the end being in heaven means ridding ourselves of every bit of hell, every bit of sin, even the ones we currently enjoy. The title was meant in reference to and contradiction of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake. The edition we’ll be reading begins with a quote from George McDonald:

“No, there is no escape. There is no heaven with a little of hell in it—no plan to retain this or that of the devil in our hearts or our pockets. Out Satan must go, every hair and feather.”

Wikipedia provides a summary of the book if you want to know more before committing yourself. Spoiler Alert: the plot summary runs all the way through the end of the book.