Course on C. S. Lewis and Prayer

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:

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 those things out with God in prayer. If you are a Christian, prayer is critical for your life and walk with God. You sense that you need to learn all you can about it. The best way to do this is to learn from people who have practiced prayer for many years, like C. S. Lewis.

We need different truths at different times. The lessons we can learn about prayer from others will differ from person to person. Lewis had his questions and found his own answers about prayer, and if you have benefitted from his writings about other subjects, you should benefit from Letters to Malcolm as well.

About Sørina Higgins

Sørina Higgins is a PhD student in English and Presidential Scholar at Baylor University. She also serves as Chair of the Language and Literature Department at Signum University, online. Her latest publication is an academic essay collection on "The Inklings and King Arthur" (Apocryphile Press, December 2017). Her interests include British Modernism, the Inklings, Arthuriana, theatre, and magic. She holds an M.A. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Sørina blogs about British poet Charles Williams at The Oddest Inkling, wrote the introduction to a new edition of Williams’s "Taliessin through Logres" (Apocryphile, 2016), and edited Williams’s "The Chapel of the Thorn" (Apocryphile, 2014). As a creative writer, Sørina has published two books of poetry, "The Significance of Swans" (2007) and "Caduceus" (2012).
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2 Responses to Course on C. S. Lewis and Prayer

  1. Reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:
    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.


  2. Thanks for following me. I’ve always been really interested in C.S. Lewis, Dorothy Sayers, Owen Barfield and the Inklings in general


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