However, even if you've never had the privilege of reading anything by him, I'd highly recommend this book. I'd like to share just a few of the reasons why, because if I listed them all, I'd end up with a work almost as large as his own.
No matter what, however, God's glory will not be diminished by our rebellions.
Lewis says that this world is a sort of testing ground, the kind of place where character is formed. Character can only be formed at a certain intersection in life, where Danger Street and Courage Drive cross. In order for the game of life to matter in any sense, there have to be high stakes. Pain (although this is thanks to man himself, not God) serves as one of them.
If that's not wisdom, I don't know what is.
This is the second major point that he makes.
If you take away free will, or take away everything about nature that allows men to harm each other, than you have rendered life absolutely pointless.
GENRE: Christianity, Non-fiction, Theology.
PAGES: 148 (This is a shorter book. However, Lewis tends to write non-fiction in a succinct manner, so you might find yourself musing over every other sentence.)
RATING(1-5): 6. Or maybe a 7.
Wait. I can only do a 5? :)
CONTENT (1-10): 5 (This book, although obviously not containing inappropriate content, is probably not something for younger children to read. It discusses death, Hell, pain, and many other concepts that are almost unendurably difficult even for adults. Thankfully, Lewis handles these concepts delicately, although never dodging tough questions.)