(The Inklings Series is a monthly series featuring the works of my two favorites, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, or books about them. But I don’t want it to be just me chatting about these books, so that’s where y’all come in! I’ll announce the book at least four weeks in advance of when the discussion post will go live, so you have plenty of time to get the book and read it. Then, the following month, I’ll post a discussion post and let the fun begin!!)
If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life by Alister McGrath
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.
Of course I love reading the works of Jack and Tollers, but I’ve really been wanting to read a book about them and this has been on my list for a while, so why not right? Hope you’ll join in!
Discussion date: May 20, 2015
Previous Discussions (and please feel free to still join in!)
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis | May 21, 2014
The Children of Húrin by J. R. R. Tolkien | June 18, 2014
Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis | July 16, 2014
Tolkien and C. S. Lewis: The Gift of a Friendship by Colin Duriez | August 20, 2104
Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis | September 17, 2014
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien | October 15, 2014
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis | November 19, 2014
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien | January 21, 2015
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis | February 18, 2015
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis | Coming March 18, 2015
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien | Coming April 15, 2015