Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Book Review of If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis
by Alister McGrath
Reviewed by Clint Walker
Alister McGrath is a top notch Christian thinker. He is a thinker, and also engages contemporary issues. Perhaps it is not unnatural then that he would choose the venerable C.S. Lewis as a literary and theological mentor.
Since Lewis died before McGrath got interested in his thinking, there is no way that McGrath could have a personal interaction with him. So he imagines a lunch/seminar with Lewis, exploring Lewis' thinking and his own thinking in relationship to him.
Each chapter McGrath explores a different subject. Some are more theological. Some have more to do the with spirituality and the struggles of everyday life.
The writing is intelligent and thought-provoking. Yet, it is personable at the same time. I think it is a great, creative introduction to Lewis' thinking as well.