Christus Consolator: Words for Hearts in Trouble

Read by InTheDesert

(5 stars; 3 reviews)

This book is intended principally to remind those whose hearts the European War has stricken of the hope and comfort which lie ready for their wounds in our Lord Jesus Christ. I shall be glad indeed if anything in my pages may bring help to other sorrowing souls; for grief and death do not suspend their normal visitation among us, the infliction of the sore pains and losses of common life, because of their tremendous activities today on the field of battle, in the war-hospital, and on the deep. But I have written with these latter troubles more directly in view. With reverential sympathy I lay my little book at the feet of those who see their dear ones smitten and maimed, or who, with wet or with tearless eyes, lament their death, in this awful struggle not of nations only but of right with wrong, of light with darkness, of causes dear to the God of truth, and peace with the energies - I cannot doubt it any longer -of dark powers of the Unseen, working through misguided man. I dare to hope that some, if only some, of the reflections here set out may tend to lift such suffering spirits to the region where comfort, and the calm of hope, and a victory in Christ over all embitterment and rebellion, will fill and bless them, beginning already to transfigure sorrow into living peace. If it is so at all, to our heavenly Master all the thanks be wholly given. - Summary by Preface (2 hr 34 min)


Preface 2:57 Read by InTheDesert
The Sorrows 6:28 Read by InTheDesert
The Mystery 9:25 Read by InTheDesert
In Quest of Light (I) 10:20 Read by InTheDesert
In Quest of Light (II) 11:49 Read by InTheDesert
'Lift Up Your Hearts' 13:28 Read by InTheDesert
'Until the Day Dawn' 11:41 Read by InTheDesert
Christ the Sufferer 11:49 Read by InTheDesert
Christ the Consoler 12:03 Read by InTheDesert
Passing Souls 11:18 Read by InTheDesert
'With Christ' 20:14 Read by InTheDesert
'Brought Again with Him' 10:19 Read by InTheDesert
'The Life of the World to Come' 12:17 Read by InTheDesert
An Epilogue: 'Nevertheless Afterward' 10:39 Read by InTheDesert


(5 stars)

I found the preface quite mournful. However, keeping the context of that in which it was written, Love for fellow man (woman, young or old) in mind - I skipped ahead to chapter 08 and had one of the most restful times of my 55+ years... I'm going back to hear more. Thank goodness for the Librivox providers, readers and listeners... so much to enjoy!