If I Had Lunch With C.S. Lewis


If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life by Alister McGrath immediately intrigued me based off of the descriptions:

"What if you could ask C. S. Lewis his thoughts on some of the most difficult questions of life? If you could, the result would be Dr. Alister McGrath’s provocative and perceptive book, If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis. Best-selling author, prominent academic, and sought-after speaker, Dr. McGrath sees C. S. Lewis as the perfect conversation companion for the persistent meaning-of-life questions everyone asks.

What makes Lewis a good dialogue partner is that his mind traveled through a wide and varied terrain: from atheism of his early life to his conversion later in life; from his rational skepticism to his appreciation of value of human desires and imagination; from his role as a Christian apologist during World War II to his growth as a celebrated author of classic children’s literature. The questions Lewis pondered persist today: Does life have meaning? Does God exist? Can reason and imagination be reconciled? Why does God allow suffering?

Let McGrath be your insightful guide to an intriguing conversation with Lewis about the ultimate questions."

I really like the works of C.S. Lewis, so this book captivated my interest right away. What it really is is a collection of topics the author would like to discuss with C.S. Lewis, Lewis' thoughts on the topics, and the author's take on the topics. This is a fairly easy book to read - it sounds like it might be heavy or difficult to read, but it was truly engaging, interesting, and not so overly theological that the average person couldn't read it. This is a great book for people who are interested in exploring some of Lewis' more popular thoughts and insights.

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