5 Stars Out Of 5
Excellent book! A must read!
August 5, 2016
Hickory Grove, South Carolina
Letters to Malcolm is a must read for any person, no matter their religious background. Lewis, writing on many issues that surround prayer, writes as a friend, discussing and sharing personal experiences and what he has learned with his fictional friend Malcolm. The letters are in an easy to read format and it amazes me that Malcolm is fictional because he seems so real!
Lewis is a master at taking hard to understand concepts or questions and explaining them from his heart, in an easy to understand manner, as true heartfelt experiences and what he has learned through them that can benefit others. This is the last book that C.S. Lewis wrote and was published after his death. He starts with "corporate prayer" and also discusses liturgy used in services. He then goes into private prayer, both the practical as well as the metaphysical components of it. This part includes "when to pray and where, ready-made prayer, petitionary prayer, prayer as worship, penitential prayer, and prayer for the dead". He concludes with delving into aspects of the soul and the resurrection. Lewis presents all this and more through a very salient discussion and gives us much food for thought. Through his own mediations, Lewis is able to give us insights into many of the issues and questions that so many people struggle with.