Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.

—C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, p. 25

A Grief Observed chronicles Lewis’s loss of Joy Davidman (H, in the book). It’s a vulnerable monograph that stretches the corners of faith and grief and reveals to us, the readers, how interconnected those concepts really are. It also gives us freedom to shout our pain, to write it down and let it out there, not necessarily for publication. Rather, out there to God—given to Him in its most heated and raw forms. 

First published seven years after Joy’s death in 1963. 

Tim's authored four books, including Longing For More: Daily Reflections on Finding God in the Rhythms of Life. He and his wife, Christine, co-founded The Edges and live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three pixie-daughters. Sign-up here to follow their work.