The death of C.S. Lewis' wife, Joy Gresham, not long after the two were married provoked a struggle with profound doubts and the problem of evil. This book is Lewis' reflection on this dark period. It deals honestly with the difficult questions raised by suffering and confronts the anger and heart-break we feel when we experience a great loss. A Grief Observed helps us see how such times can be used of the Lord to lead us into Christlike maturity.