The 13th chapter of How To Pray from HarperOne is a brief excerpt from chapter 15 of Letters to Malcolm, accompanied by two sidebars: the poem “Footnote to all Prayers” from Poems – and paragraph 27 of chapter 6 in The Four Loves. Here we are dealing with an issue of much importance to Lewis.
The Revd. Richard Baxter (1615-1691) The source of C. S. Lewis’ phrase “mere Christianity,” according to Walter Hooper: “You know not of what Party I am of, nor what to call me; I am sorrier for you in this than for my self; if you know not, I will tell you, I am a CHRISTIAN,
In ch. 11 of How To Pray, we move from letters written by a devil to Lewis’ kind and personal letters to “an American lady.” The Editor, Zack Kincaid, pieces together selections from Letters to an American Lady, and arranges them in a manner that works well. By this time in Lewis’s life – he was
“Consider the lilies of the field….” We have now come to the fourth and final excerpt from the Screwtape Letters in the new HarperOne book, How To Pray, this being from Letter 6. We could say that these three paragraphs are about “states of mind” (p. 86). There are primarily two involved. First, we should
Each chapter in this new book by HarperOne, How To Pray (HTP), is entitled with a question, for which the excerpt from Lewis’s writing provides the answer. In this chapter, the question is, “Does Prayer Require Morbid Introspection of our Sins?” The answer comes from the last few paragraphs of Lewis’s essay, “Miserable Offenders,” which appears