I have never read a more convincing Christian apologetic or a more enlightening Christian theological work. Fast moving. Designed for the thinking person.
I was reared in a Christian home but could not believe in the God of my parents so I became, like Lewis, an Atheist. I then found God and became a Christian (Mormon). I wish I had read this book when I was searching - it would have made my journey much easier. Lewis is amazing! It is one of the few books that I will listen to more than once. I will thank you, C.S. Lewis, in person when I join you.
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.
Dr. G. Derrick Hodge
A classic for its time, this book is maddening to anyone who wants to think seriously about the message of Jesus. Instead, the theology is extremely Pauline, and thus ignores most everything Jesus said. The book is a typical apologetic for standard fundamentalism, albeit it in a much more logical and sophisticated way than one gets from the right-wing extremists today.
The performance was good, right down to the overarticulation that was typical of Lewis' time.