Don’t be put off by the title. McGrath does not subject us to a make-believe dialogues with Lewis, nor even extensive quotes from his extensive works. Instead he draws together the salient points of Lewis’ thought and presents them in a series of easily digestible essays.
If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C. S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life does just what it purports. Whether the reader is new to Lewis or has read him extensively, this thin volume adds to one’s knowledge and understanding of Lewis’ writings.
McGrath honestly addresses Lewis, warts and all. Of course, he explores Lewis’ conversion from atheism and its implications for today.
A bonus for those more visually inclined is McGrath’s six-part video series on C. S. Lewis. Part One is found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ResoCq6fGv8
An enjoyable and informative reading experience.