CS Lewis certainly believes what he says. He makes a very strong case for religion and traditional Christianity and will help those who are on the fence justify their belief. However, for me, more cynical and skeptical of traditional religion, he just reinforces that cynicism. Who's to say his perspective is correct? Still, it made me think.
Geoffrey Howard did a great job narrating this great classic. I look forward to hearing it again and again. Great investment!!!
Absolutely. Such a depth of wisdom and intellectual proficiency are contained within the pages of this book, it requires a subsequent listen to fully grasp and fine tune the details of the arguments.
Of course. the whole book. Particularly the evaluation and apologia of the laws of morality, the substantiation that all secular morality is subjective and offers no hope of ascribing intrinsic value to a human being.
His voice is very charismatic and he is well spoken, making it enjoyable to listen to for hours on end.
The fact that this man was once in the depths of unbelief, to have risen up by the power of Jesus into the light and have his whole worldview changed, not in any surreptitious way, but in a fully convicted and prolific way, is extremely moving. To hear his reasoning and genuine belief is encouraging.
A shame he was at the time inclined to the belief of evolution, which poses serious theological complications [think, death before the fall], although I have heard he recanted this humanistic religion near the end of his life for just that very reason. As one would expect from a man of such stringent intellectual caliber.
The Reader was exceptional. I have read the book several times and with the readers help this time it was more understandable. They couldn't have picked a better reader for this book.
It brings a very logical argument for the case of God and His Christ.
One of the best readers for this book that I could have ever imagined.
A little taken back with the logic and readers performance.
Good listening material. Definately gives something to think about. Enjoyed the reasonable chapter lengths that kept the book easy to listen to.
Mere Christianity is perhaps the greatest book describing the Christian faith not included in the Bible. Anyone interested in Jesus, religion, or faith owe it to themselves to read it.
The only chapter in the book that didn't require you to have read and accepted the bible from cover to cover is the first chapter (and I happen to just patently disagree with his view in that chapter). The rest is C.S. Lewis's views on many holdings of the christian faith, much of which are presented verbatim in his words as: "these are merely the facts of christianity". If you're skeptical at all about the authenticity of the bible beyond jesus being a moral teacher, 90% of this book will be disappointing as it just explains what a "true" christian ought to be like (according to the author). It talks nothing about the convention of jesus being a man and a savior and how his life validates the premise of christianity (and, by association, a departure from judaism).
If you read the Bible literally and interpret your Christian faith from that point of view than I would recommend this book for you. If you read the Bible metaphorically and want to be a Christian without have to give up your ?critical thinking?, than I would recommend Marcus Borg?s book, Heart of Christianity.