HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED
- whether God exists?
- whether life has meaning?
- whether suffering and pain have a purpose?
This book is my invitation to sit down with C.S. Lewis
and me to think about some of the persistent questions
and dilemmas every person faces in life.
We'll explore Lewis's thoughts on everything from friendships to heaven,
from the reasons for faith to the power of stories.
Lewis is one of a small group of people who both learned from life's challenges
and were able to pass on his wisdom elegantly and effectively.
So why not see Lewis as a mentor and coach?
( From the back cover of the book )
The title of the book is
'If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis,'
but it should be
'If I Had a Day with C.S. Lewis'
because I could not put the book down and ended up reading long into the night.
Dr. Allister McGrath brings C.S. Lewis to life in this book and causes the reader
like there are there experiencing life right alongside him while being gently taught by him.
This book is one you will want to savor, to make notes in and to highlight certain parts.
The whole book was a pleasure to read, but there were certain parts that stood out for me.
The chapter on friendship was probably my favorite
and made me look at friendships a little differently.
The author, Dr. Allister McGrath, brings to light that we live in a world
that often trivializes the nature of friendship.
He then goes on to share what C.S. Lewis has to say about friendships
and how they should function.
Lewis studied what others had to say about friendship...
"For Aristotle, friendship is about bringing out what is best in people.
The best friends share a common vision of what is good and important,
and help each other achieve goodness.
Friends "enlarge and extend each other's moral experience" by providing
"a mirror in which the other may see himself."
It is not a casual matter,
but something deep, enabling each other to become - and remain - good people." -pg. 32
Lewis writes about it in his book, 'The Four Loves.'
C.S.Lewis claimed to be an Atheist, but he begins to realize there is more in life.
"He was locked into a way of seeing things
that prevented him from appreciating their true significance.
Lewis began to trust his intuitions and explore where they led him.
There was, he realized, a "Big Picture" that made sense of life.
It was called Christianity." -pg 15
'If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis' covers the meaning of life, friendship,
the Chronicles of Narnia, the art of apologetics, education, the problem of pain,
and hope and heaven.
You will learn and be taught from this amazing book - a definite must-read!
** I was given a free copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received. **