SPIRITS OF BONDAGE A CYCLE OF LYRICS

In this week's REDMOND'S REVIEW, Darren shares his thoughts on CS Lewis's book, "Spirits in Bondage A Cycle of Lyrics."

Spirits of bondage is a subject of importance to Darren. He states, “I know it’s short but it is thoughtful and to the point.” So, here is this week’s book review from REDMOND’S REVIEWS.

SPIRITS OF BONDAGE A CYCLE OF LYRICS

For my next book I have selected to read and review, I have chosen the first book ever published by CS Lewis. It is titled, “Spirits in Bondage a Cycle of Lyrics.” This book written in 1919, was written under a Noms de plume of Clive Hamiktin. Which, derived from CS Lewis, it was his first name and his mother’s maiden name.

This is a book is not a book of prose but rather poetry. Each poem builds upon the subject matter of the previous one and is broken down into three different sections.

It may be important to note that this book was written partially at least, during CS Lewis’s time fighting in the trenches of World War 1. Additionally, this is also come a time before CS Lewis was a Christian. His subject matter and his approach to life in his writings is indicative of this.

The reader can see a slow movement toward Christianity throughout his writings even though he talks of Druids and fairies that exist in the forest.

This book often leans toward the darker or foreboding world rather than one that is optimistic in God’s grace.

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In this week’s REDMOND’S REVIEW, Darren shares his thoughts on CS Lewis’s book, “Spirits in Bondage A Cycle of Lyrics.”

This work is free in the public domain as are most of the books that I review

Written By: Darren Redmond


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JULIUS CAESAR -THE GALLIC WAR

In this installment of REDMOND'S REVIEW, Darren delivers his synopsis of 'The Gallic War', Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar and ‘The Gallic War’ is discussed in this week’s installment of REDMOND’S REVIEW. Darren Redmond gives the audience his synopsis of this classic book. It is available to read free in the public domain.

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REDMOND’S REVIEW covers commentaries on: The Gallic War, Julius Caesar.

JULIUS CAESAR – THE GALLIC WAR

Ever wonder what it was like to actually hear or in this case read, firsthand assessments from some of the legendary figures we learned about in school? Conveniently found free in the public record, written in the third person, Julius Caesar’s notes, which when put together, became the book titled, ‘Commentaries on the Gallic War’. It offers us such a rare experience.

This book I found as interesting to read as the autobiography of Ben Franklin which also is free in the public record. In it, we learn about his strategies of war, we learn a lot about the Germanic and Gaelic people and some of the thriving communities back then that simply do not exist anymore.

We learned about Druids and about how, even way before World War 2, crossing the Rhine was considered a huge advancement.

THE GALLIC WAR

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This is the book mural of Commentaries On: The Gallic War, Julius Caesar.

We learn about how the use of hostages as a negotiating tool for peace was standard practice back then. Also, we learn that as a strategic military move after burning a village, it included burning all the crops, too. Julius Caesar would advocate, in some circumstances, the replanting of those crops and the rebuilding of those villages. This was not so much to show mercy on the people, but rather so that they would have allegiance to Rome. It would dissuade another party coming in trying to convince the people of why they should align themselves with their realm.

If you are a student of history and are looking forward something to read or listen to while sheltered in place, I highly endorse this book.

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In this installment of REDMOND’S REVIEW, Darren delivers his synopsis of ‘The Gallic War’, Julius Caesar.

Written By: Darren Redmond


UNIVERSAL DIGEST is pleased to be a conduit for our contributing authors. We do not claim credit; we simply want to make it more available to the general public. And, the opinions of the authors are not necessarily the opinion or stance of this website.

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