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3.00145470383275 out of 53.00145470383275 out of 53.00145470383275 out of 53.00145470383275 out of 53.00145470383275 out of 5 3.00 (1,148 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. S. Lewis Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • “[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.”

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  • “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.”


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Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 by King Eli | 10/15/2016

    " I enjoy hearing the thoughts of Lewis on a variety of topics. While I don't dislike this narrator, I like his accent, but I find a lack of warmth that is somewhat of an obstacle. Not too difficult to overcome, a minor hurdle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Suzanne | 2/19/2014

    " Questions I never thought to ask. CS Lewis provided thoughts to ponder. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Conrad | 2/13/2014

    " C.S. Lewis always challenges your thinking and makes you think outside the box too. This is one of those books that it is good to go back and revisit from time to time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zigforas | 2/11/2014

    " I love Lewis' mellow reflections of his later years. I love the fact that there are parts of this book I really like and parts I would press him on, if we were having coffee together. I love that this is so unlike Mere Christianity. "

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