Letters to Malcolm : Chiefly on Prayer

C. S. Lewis

Geoffrey Howard (Narrator)

10-20-10

3hrs 25min

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10-20-10

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Unabridged

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Nonfiction/Religion

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“If wit, and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.” New Yorker

This beautifully conceived meditation on prayers and praying from beloved author and theologian C. S. Lewis was the final book he wrote.

In the form of warm, relaxed letters to a close friend, C. S. Lewis meditates on many puzzling questions concerning the intimate dialogue between man and God. He considers practical and metaphysical aspects of prayer, such as when we pray and where. He questions why we seek to inform God in our prayers if he is omniscient, whether there is an ideal form of prayer, and which of our many selves we show to God while praying. The concluding letter contains provocative thoughts about “liberal Christians,” the soul, and resurrection.

Lewis never intended for this book to instruct readers how to pray but rather wanted it to illuminate the purpose of prayer and what really happens when we take the time to communicate with our Heavenly Father.

Praise

“If wit, and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.” New Yorker

“[Lewis] is writing about a path that he had to find, and the reader feels not so much that he is listening to what C. S. Lewis has to say but that he is making his own search with a humorous, sensible friend beside him.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

“A beautifully executed and deeply moving little book.” Saturday Review

“Lewis’ device of an imaginary correspondence becomes an interesting medium as delivered by Cosham. With masterly control he gives the letters life, expertly arguing points of contention, ironing out misunderstandings, and reveling in the points of agreement. In addition, he touchingly depicts the personal dramas of each man’s life.” AudioFile

“As homey and honest as its title…Lewis is a learned man and a wise one.” Kirkus Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Oct 19, 2010
Release Date October 20, 2010
Release Date Machine 1287532800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Spirituality
Author Bio
C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. He was a fellow and tutor in English literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. His major contributions to literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. Lewis wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent PlanetThe Four LovesThe Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

Narrator Bio
Geoffrey Howard

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) (1936–2014) was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. His audiobook narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.

Overview

This beautifully conceived meditation on prayers and praying from beloved author and theologian C. S. Lewis was the final book he wrote.

In the form of warm, relaxed letters to a close friend, C. S. Lewis meditates on many puzzling questions concerning the intimate dialogue between man and God. He considers practical and metaphysical aspects of prayer, such as when we pray and where. He questions why we seek to inform God in our prayers if he is omniscient, whether there is an ideal form of prayer, and which of our many selves we show to God while praying. The concluding letter contains provocative thoughts about “liberal Christians,” the soul, and resurrection.

Lewis never intended for this book to instruct readers how to pray but rather wanted it to illuminate the purpose of prayer and what really happens when we take the time to communicate with our Heavenly Father.

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