Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein GaarderIts almost Christmas. Cecilia lies sick in bed as her family bustle around her to make her last Christmas as special as possible. Cecilia has cancer. An angel steps through her window. So begins a spirited and engaging series of conversations between Cecelia and her angel. As the sick girl thinks about her life and prepares for her death, she changes subtly, in herself and in her relationships with her family. Jostein Gaarder is a profoundly optimistic writer, who writes about death with wisdom, compassion and an enquiring mind. Through a Glass, Darkly will not only bring comfort to the bereaved. It will move and amaze everyone who reads it.
Christian or non-Christian, no mortal man fully comprehends the truth. Sometimes a modern concept can interfere with the intended biblical message. Anyone who wants to see a solar eclipse is advised to watch it through a piece of almost impenetrable dark glass. Otherwise the intense brightness of the sun will damage the eyes. This brings to mind the terror experienced by Isaiah after he saw a vision of the Lord.
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