Mere Christianity is one of the most interesting, thought provoking, and helpful books I've ever read. I've recommended it to many people and I think everyone, both Christians and non-Christians alike, should read it at least once.
C.S. Lewis takes some complex ideas about Christianity and breaks them down into simple irrefutable facts and analogies that almost any reader can follow. The narrator was perfect for this and this is definitely one of the best books I've ever listened to.
Feeling unsure about God? Is there really a Higher Power behind the creation of this world? If so, what impact should it have in our daily lives? How can God be a personal God? Is it possible to have a relationship with a being so powerful that he created the universe? CS Lewis presents logical and decisive arguments for God in this book. However, he offers the listener much more, giving a broad overview of the christian life and what it means to be a christian.
This book is really a great point of call for anyone struggling with his/her faith.
In my opinion this is one of the most important pieces of Christian literature ever inked. The audio version is narrated well and moves at a good pace. This book is especially fantastic in that Lewis is able to start by simplifying complex thoughts and arguments. As the book progresses he adds more and more complexity finishing with a nice package and a well thought out conclusion.
It's nothing revolutionary to the faith, but it wasn't trying to be. It is supposed to be a bare-bones look at what Christianity is as defined by scripture, and it does a very good job at being that. C.S. Lewis takes a very real look at what Christians are supposed to be in a way that challenges those who are Christians to examine themselves before Biblical truth, and gives those who are not associated with Christianity some very interesting things to think about. A few points I disagreed with, but nothing to a degree where I would not recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Christianity.
C.S. Lewis is a master and this book show it. His discussion of the Sin of Pride is excellent. It is heavily quoted by Ezra Taft Benson in his landmark address on the Sin of Pride.
Lewis' only failing here is when he went into the topics he said other suggested he avoid. He doesn't have theology right -- his ideas on the Trinity are completely wrong and expectedly ignorant of current knowledge of the doctrine's extra-Biblical origins in Greek Philosophy.
Nevertheless something all serious Christians should read.
I would take the time to give this book a listen. It is well presented by the CS Lewis and G Howards reading was a plus as well.
This is an excellent book. The audio is of good quality and the reader does a good job. As for the context i am sure they are great reviews on this book far better than what I can provide. As for the audio book is great. The chapters on the money if you want to skip or go back.