This book of C.S. Lewis on prayer is a good one but I don't like to pray any better for reading it. I also just read one of his called Miracles, which is very fine. Deceptively simple. You really need to read every sentence twice. Go among the biblical scholars, says he, as a sheep among wolves.I've been re-reading (for the past two months) The Four Loves, and I feel exactly the same way. You sail through it, assenting to every statement, not aware that he is taking you somewhere new, saying something quite bold, and earth shattering. When he comes to the inveitable conclusion, I need to go back and re-read it all once again. Everything he says both resonates deeply, and forces me to change my perspective entirely.
(from Habit of Being, pg. 572)
Interestingly, this is what many people say about their experience reading Till We Have Faces. This was not my experience reading that book, but I am excited to tackle it over Easter break, and see if my deepening understanding of Lewis and of Love will help reveal that book to me.