Easily my top 3 books of all time. C.S. Lewis is truly gifted in his craft in explaining and stating his thoughts onto what Christianity is. Amazing!
I never have read no heard outside of holy text insights as to how humans think then what Clive Staples Lewis presents in Mere Christianity I was very pleased to read these words and to hear these words they are a Comfort
Yes. I have listened 3 times. It helped me understand how God can be everywhere all the time.
God as author of our world. There is not a character in any book that the author did not intentionally add. God has chosen to have each of us her the way we are.
This is just a logical book. It tells you what Christianity is. There's no fluff, there's no "I'm better because I'm a Christian" in this, but rather it's just a logical basis of what it means to be a Christian. Not the church goers you see at the office, not even a lot of the churchgoers you see at church but what the religion itself is, and what it means. I am a Christian and this was the first christian book I've ever listend to or read that breaks down Christianity logically. I am a numbers person and very logical minded, not an emotional based person and I thought it was fabulous just how simple he made it to understand. I would recommend this to Christians and non Christians alike.
This book has no characters as it is a summation of lectures put together in book form.
I thought he was a great narrator.
The entire book was so logical. There were very many "ah ha" moments for me.
This book had a very good message. I might even listen to it again but it was very deep. I would listen to it for a while and then come back to it. I needed to stop and think about it. I didn't care for the accent with this book. It sounded too high brow. This was a book about a loving God.
I love that C.S.Lewis does not let the reader assume anything. When he comes to a point or a conclusion he doesn't stop and assume that it answers all the readers questions and jump ahead; rather he forces you to see all possibilities first. As a Christian it was rather pleasant to hear these arguments for the case of Christianity from a skeptics view-point.
“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
-C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity.
The entire 'book one'
A Case for Christianity.
I would suggest looking up C.S. Lewis and his background when it came to religion and his becoming a christian. He was an intelligent and skeptical man which made him very thorough. For me, knowing his personal story gave more weight to his words then anything else.
You will need to listen to this at least 4 times. Some paragraphs have to be thought on. He says more in 1 sentence than most authors do in an entire book. He takes the logic from the moral law to core vile sins of man.
The Moral law over-rides instinct - awesome logic. Pride the worst sin. It was why the devil became the devil. Read that chapter.
The illustration of the ships and morality.
Made me think - and solidify my faith.
This narrator did a fine job, I like his voice inflections & Mr. Lewis' use of language is quite engaging, I just like the way he says what he says. A very homey and comfortable listen. After listening to this in audio format I intent to buy a hard copy and highlight or underline several passages because of how good they are.
So much of what the author says in this book just makes sense in a way I had not thought of before.
This book is nothing like i had imagined it to be, i.e. not tech manual-ish or antique-y.
Yes, I have already listened to it 3 times and I pick new things up every time I listen to it.
Amazing Book! A MUST read!
Yes because it allowed for inflection where I would otherwise have left out
Amazingly thought through case for Christ. I loved it.
Inflection, as mentioned above
it made me laugh in parts. CS Lewis can have a sense of humour even in serious topics
A must read for all searching for a logical approach to human nature