Book: The Weight of Glory

Nathanael Yellis By Nathanael Yellis • Last Updated May 18, 2021

The Weight of Glory could be a lesson in the unity of knowledge and practical wisdom. CS Lewis, noted for his scholarly approach to faith, struck me as uniquely able to tell me how to live. After the magnificent essay on the nature of humanity from which this book is titled, the other essays in this book are practical.

In The Inner Ring he describes the universal human desire to be one of the cool kids. Break that desire, Lewis warns, or else you will be broken by it. He then offers inspiration:

If in your working hours you make the work your end, you will presently find yourself all unawares inside the only circle in your profession that really matters. You will be one of the sound craftsmen, and other sound craftsmen will know it.

This is true.

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