Parts biography, theology and commentary, Alister McGrath's "Lunch with C.S. Lewis" reads like a very well-written university paper. McGrath takes topics such as pain, Lewis' writings (including the Narnia series and Mere Christianity), friendship and more and proceeds to consider what Lewis might have to say about each topic. Some topics lend themselves better to stories of Lewis' life, others to interesting looks at what Lewis had to say about life. While I found the book a great read, I also thought it might be time better spent reading Lewis' actual books. But for the beginning interested in a book that will make the connections and cover the basics of Lewis' life in an easy read (rather than a full biography) it is an attention-worthy and thought-provoking book - one that I will keep on my shelf. But if you're looking for a book to fill with highlights and underlines, this is not the book for you.
*Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review of it.