Course on C. S. Lewis and Prayer

This week’s feature is a new course by Rev. David Beckmann on C.S. Lewis’ late-in-life book, Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer. This little book, set up as letters to a fictional correspondent where Lewis and Malcolm discuss the idea of Christian prayer, is often forgotten. I think, though, that it has its own unique strengths and can be a powerful and unusual reconsideration of prayer. As my family was walking up to the Kilns in August, we bumped into David on the path, and he told us about the series. It is now live at Teachable.

The Oddest Inkling

A while back, I was honored to contribute a tiny amount to a Kickstarter campaign to send Rev. David Beckmann to England to record a class on C. S. Lewis and Prayer. The course is now available to purchase! Check it out here: http://revbeckmann.teachable.com/.

C. S. Lewis on Prayer

A study of the book by C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, in 8 video sessions – filmed in Oxford, England.

Here is Rev. Beckmann’s description of the project:

At the end of his life, in 1963, C. S. Lewis finally wrote a book on prayer. I say “finally,” because he had been thinking about it for many years. Lewis struggled with prayer. He did so, not only intellectually, but also – as we all do – because of the pains and difficulties that he encountered through his life.

Christian trials are always trials of faith and obedience, and we work…

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About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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