Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer

  • by C. S. Lewis
  • Narrated by Ralph Cosham
  • 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
Clive Staples Lewis (1898 - 1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than 30 books, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include the Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.


What the Critics Say

“If wit, and wisdom, style and scholarship are requisites…Mr. Lewis will be among the angels.” (The New Yorker)
“A beautifully executed and deeply moving little book.” (Saturday Review)


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What did you love best about Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer?

It's as if the reader is eves-dropping on a personal conversation between Lewis and his correspondent. At times I wondered what Lewis would think of his personal correspondence being published.

What did you like best about this story?

It was refreshing & engaging.

What about Ralph Cosham???s performance did you like?

Ralph is consistently good. For me, he has become the voice of CS Lewis.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A fly-on-the-wall

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- Kirk Hayes

A must for all serious CSL students.

Would you listen to Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer again? Why?

Learn aspects of why CSL had a nearness to God that may well expand into your experience as you see and hear his perspective on prayer's place in the life of the believer.

Would you recommend Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer to your friends? Why or why not?

To my friends and enemies. Especially my enemies...

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- F. R. Vining

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.