Last night I finished “Letters to Malcolm Chiefly on Prayer” by C.S. Lewis
Here is my ten sentence review…
- It’s only 123 pages.
- It’s filled with quotable lines.
- Divided up into 22 letters, it’s perfect for reading one each morning or evening.
- It isn’t a book of biblical or theological study.
- It isn’t a practical book on how to pray.
- If you have never read a book on prayer, don’t make this your first. (I’d suggest Alone With God by MacArthur or A Simple Way to Pray by Luther)
- It has a few bad ideas in it (speculations about prayers for the dead) but, since it’s Lewis, these ideas are presented in a helpful and thought provoking way.
- It will make you think about yourself and your relationship with God in new ways.
- It will push you past religious formalism toward what is real.
- The book is a delight to read. Not a stuffy, boring page in the whole thing.