📖Authors’ inspirations and back stories!
The other day I posted about Tolkien’s WW1 experiences, and how they are believed to have influenced him heavily in writing Lord of the Rings. Well, whilst inspiration for the landscapes and features of Middle Earth is well documented as being based on the English countryside, I have a few snippets of local lore!
It is well known that Tolkien was a close friend of CS Lewis, who was born and bred in East Belfast, Northern Ireland. Local anecdotes suggest that CS Lewis, talking about Northern Ireland, gave his friend some ideas for the features and geography of his fantasy world.
These pictures are of iconic Scrabo Tower, County Down, perched on top of a volcanic hill. It is thought that this and neighbouring Helen’s Tower inspired “The Two Towers”. Scrabo has stunning views across Strangford Lough, to the Isle of Mann, and even to Scotland. The famous peaks of the Mourne Mountains (the landscape inspiring Narnia) can also be seen, and it had been suggested that the name of “Mordor” is a play on “Mourne”. Finally, the “Bay of Belfalas” on the map of Middle Earth has reminded some of Belfast Lough.
Whilst unconfirmed, I find these snippets fascinating, and it is possible that there could be a shred of truth in them. Have any of my NI bookstagram friends heard similar anecdotes? Do you have any little pearls of wisdom about writers or stories from your locality? Also, can you tell me about any #bookstagramescapades you’ve been on to get a #bookpic ? 😁
I should say that I inadvertently captured some lovebirds in one of the pics in case you’re thinking that’s me! 😂 .
You must have a capacity to receive, or even omnipotence can’t give. - C.S. Lewis
We look through the lens of all our past experiences. If you have unhealed hurts from your past, it will bleed into your future. Don’t push love away. Learn how to have your hurts healed. #pain#healing#cslewis#motivationalquotes#thetruthdrivenlife
I haven't been keeping up with my #adventureswithacellphoneandabook posts very well at all this year. partially because I feel like I read them and never remember to grab a fun picture and partially because I'm doing a ton more audio books simply for the fact that you can read them on a plane, in a car, or while you cook dinner. that would #girlboss winning right there... 😉 the down side is it makes me sad to not chat books with you all... I'm currently reading #forthechildrenssake about 18th century educator #charlottemason in book form and re-reading #thegreatdivorce by #cslewis in audio. what are you reading?? what's good?? what shall I read next??? thanks friends 💕
Friday scrolling was fruitful and I’m grateful I follow so many #jesusfollowers and #inspirationalpeople on Instagram. I came across @carry.your.cross today and can’t wait to get my hands on one of their #carryyourcross hats!! Have a blessed weekend!! 😘🙏🏻🙌🏻
When you know the end is a proclamation of a reality that’s readily available for us to live in. Your perspective on life changes & your whole being shifts to the core. Living in the wake of what was accomplished on the Cross calls for nothing less than immense joy knowing your battle has already been won. Thank you Jesus!
Hello, weekend. Hope you can put your feet up! // “We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously—no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.” #weekend#cslewis#weightofglory
Em um dos períodos mais sombrios da humanidade, a Segunda Guerra Mundial, C.S. Lewis foi convidado pela BBC a fazer uma série de palestras pelo rádio com o intuito de explicar a fé cristã de forma simples e clara. Mais tarde, ajustado pelo próprio Lewis, esse material daria origem a Cristianismo puro e simples, um grande clássico da literatura.
Na obra mais popular e acessível de seu legado, Lewis apresenta os principais elementos da cosmovisão cristã, gradativamente conduzindo o leitor a temas mais profundos e complexos, provocando reflexão e debate. Nesta edição especial e com tradução de uma das maiores especialistas em Lewis do Brasil, você vai encontrar as palavras que encorajaram e fortaleceram milhares de ouvintes em tempos de guerra — e ainda reverberam mais de 70 anos depois.
SOBRE O AUTOR:
Clive Staples Lewis nasceu na Irlanda, em 1898. Em 1954, tornou-se professor de Literatura Medieval e Renascentista em Cambridge. Foi ateu durante muitos anos e se converteu em 1929. Essa experiência o ajudou a entender não somente a indiferença como também a indisposição de aceitar a religião; e, como autor cristão, com sua mente excepcionalmente lógica e brilhante e seu estilo vivo e lúcido, ele foi incomparável. Suas obras são conhecidas, em tradução, por milhões de pessoas no mundo inteiro. A abolição do homem, Cartas de um diabo a seu aprendiz, Cristianismo puro e simples e Os quatro amores são apenas alguns de seus bestsellers. Escreveu também livros de ficção científica, de crítica literária e para crianças. Entre estes estão As crônicas de Nárnia, sucesso mundial. C. S. Lewis morreu em 22 de novembro de 1963, em sua casa em Oxford, Inglaterra.
Editora. Thomas Nelson
Para de apontar o dedo para os outros, olhar para o espelho é sempre bom! Utilize o link da bio para comprar seus livros nas @livrariasfamiliacrista ⬅
Não resisti, este post é muito lindo! “Levantarei os meus olhos para os montes, de onde vem o meu socorro.
O meu socorro vem do Senhor que fez o céu e a terra.” Salmos 121 #verdadesquetransformam#cslewis
I saw four kids on this beach. They had old timey clothes on, and they definitely weren’t dressed for the beach! Their names were Lucy, Edmond, Susan, and Peter. They thought they might find a lion nearby 😂
Quanto mais deixamos que Deus assuma o controle sobre nós, mais autênticos nos tornamos - pois foi Ele quem nos fez. Ele inventou todas as diferentes pessoas que eu e você tencionávamos ser (...) É quando me viro para Cristo e me rendo à Sua personalidade que pela primeira vez começo a ter minha própria e real personalidade.
Like many people, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien were my first introduction to fantasy literature. Man, was I hooked. The Lord of the Rings has been my favorite series ever since I read it (and then watched the films) when I was fourteen or fifteen. The spines on this copies are pretty creased as a testament to that fact!
My username actually is based on one of my favorite quotes from The Return of the King as Arwen Evenstar arrives at Minas Tirith. "This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away!" That quote, like many beautiful lines from Tolkien's work, struck me the first time I read it and has stayed with me over the years and through many valleys and long nights. I love finding beauty in even darkness; the reminder that even night has stars. That fear will always pass away in the end.
Do you have a favorite quote from The Lord of the Rings?
“In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” - C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves .
I am so glad God chose this lady for friendship with me! Can’t wait to see where our futures head. .
Freddy con una voz extraordinaria y una imaginación inefable para la composición no se escapó de este sentimiento de vacío, lo que me hace recordar el argumento del deseo de C.S Lewis.
Si encuentro en mí un deseo que ninguna experiencia en este mundo puede satisfacer, la explicación más probable es que fui hecho para otro mundo.
Este es un ejemplo de argumento inductivo. Lewis asevera que un deseo insatisfecho es más deseable que cualquier otra cosa. El argumento se desarrollaría algo así.
Premisa mayor: Todos los deseos naturales tienen objetos existentes de los cuales son deseo.
Premisa menor: La alegría es un deseo natural de un objeto infinito.
Conclusión: Existe un objeto infinito.
Debo aclarar este argumento tiene subjetividad, razón por la cual Lewis no lo presenta como como un argumento deductivo, pero veamos que analiza Kreeft en su libro "El argumento de C.S Lewis del deseo". "El argumento depende entonces de un llamado personal a la experiencia introspectiva. Del mismo modo que no podemos argumentar con eficacia sobre el color con un ciego porque no tiene los datos, así que no podemos discutir sobre este deseo con alguien que no puede encontrar el deseo de que se trate dentro de, o que se niega a buscarlo, o que se niega a admitir su presencia una vez que se encuentre" (p. 250-251)
Realmente aunque el ser humano pase Muchas experiencias y momentos de presión Jesús brinda una paz que Sobre pasa todo entendimiento y en él podemos tener plenitud.
pero el que beba del agua que yo le daré, no tendrá sed jamás, sino que el agua que yo le daré se convertirá en él en una fuente de agua que brota para vida eterna. Juan 4:14 ¿Te gustaría que desarrollara más este tema? Lo llamaría "Los Rock Star, Albert Camus, y el argumento del deseo"
Déjame saber tu opinión.
I think we can get two things from this: one, to be reminded we are not to judge of others' souls no matter the outward appearance. Two, and therefore, we should love everyone as brothers and sisters. I don't say that to mean there is no stance needed for absolutes and moral values if we are met with conflicting views from the Truth, but that we should express love to them because of the Truth. But you should probably just ask @americanmuscleaesthetics if you want an in depth opinion. 😉
“All the same, it is His [God’s] invention, not ours. He made the pleasures: all our [demons] research so far has not enabled us to produce one pleasure. All we can do is to encourage the humans to take the pleasures which our Enemy [God] has produced, at at times, or in ways, or in degrees, which He has forbidden. . . . An ever increasing craving for an ever diminishing pleasure is the formula. . . . To get a man’s soul and give him nothing in return–that’s what really gladdens Our Father’s [the Devil’s] heart.”
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Hey Guys! Happy friday , what do you have planned for the weekend? I'm working as always but when I finish I plan on reading and watching Netflix hehe.
So I have now finished the 3rd Narnia Chronicles book , 'The Horse & His Boy' . I wasn't sure on this book , it was interesting at the beginning but as the book went on I felt some parts dragged a bit too much for me. I think one thing I struggle with these books is the fact that the margins are so small and the text is so small so it feels like forever for me to read one page . I give this book 3☆ but felt it was much better than the first book .
QOTD: What are your plans for the weekend?
" Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." #cslewis
I need more days like today ☺️ my heart is warm and my abs hurt like hell from all the ridiculousness and laughter 😂