‘The weight of glory’ discusses the varying responses to C. S. Lewis. His critics have often railed against him. Even some of his Christian colleagues found his apologetic militancy unpalatable. Conversely, distinguished scholars have written highly of him and praised his work, literary artists and journalists have cited him for his authority and breadth, and ordinary readers have found still other sources of his appeal. Lewis takes the reader from the possible to the plausible to the intensely pleasurable to the promising and thence to the glories of hope. The last book Lewis saw through the press was Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer, a meditation on prayer and praying.