The revered teacher and bestselling author of such classic Christian works as Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis is often lauded as the foremost defender and explainer of the faith in the twentieth century. But his abilities as an apologist were built on the foundation of a deep spirituality and an active Christian life. In this collection drawn from the breadth of his writings, How to Pray offers wisdom and lessons that illuminate our private dialogue with God. Cultivated from his many essays, articles, and letters, as well as his classic works, How to Pray gathers the best of his writings--many of which are not widely known--that provide practical wisdom and instruction to help readers nurture their spiritual beliefs and embrace prayer in all its forms.
While many people would like to speak to God, they often don't know how to begin. C. S. Lewis guides them through the practice, illuminating the significance of prayer and why it is central to faith, as well as defending and explaining the issues surrounding such a spiritual practice in a secular age. C. S. Lewis's insights on Christianity and his reflections on the Christian life continue to guide us more than fifty years after his death. How to Pray showcases his enduring wisdom on prayer and its place in our daily lives. A welcome addition to the C. S. Lewis canon, this collection offers a deeper understanding of our personal experience of prayer, our faith, and what it means to be a Christian. Hardcover 176 pages
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement. He wrote more than thirty books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies and have been transformed into three major motion pictures.