It's straightforward, unemotional approach to Christianity and how reasonable and sense able it is.
It was too stilted..almost like listening to a computer talk.
Having read it many years ago, it was good to hear it again though I wish the reader had sounded more human like.
This book is an excellent tool for anyone who doesn't want to go through life without a strong, logical foundation for their faith...or lack thereof. Be warned however that this was a book written by a single man in Mid Century England. Two references could be offensive, IF one chooses to be offended. I belong to one of the two demographics which are referred to in these remarks. I take the remarks for what they are, his opinion and the other an off-handed remark.
I suggest you look past it and build on YOUR relationship with God, or choose no relationship. He is not judging merely explaining his reasons for coming to a decision to believe after an adulthood as an atheist.
1st book I've listened to of CS Lewis and his writings are straight to the point and biblical. Have listened to this book several times and will listen again. Geoffrey Howard sounded as if he were CS Lewis. Good Job!
I have listened to this probably six times. It is excellent. I really like how C.S. Lewis can say in so few words something so profound.
Tell us about yourself!
Found it too dry a topic to read well.
Probably - I like reading Lewis - this is the first time I've tried listening to something by him.
Not all great books make great listens...
This is a very interesting listen. It presents some challenges for the Christian in a humble manner. I believe many current discussions and viewpoints originated from this book. There is no story or plot, but the discussion is more like a talk or lecture, giving the listener things to contemplate. The playback speed may have to be reduced to catch all of the nuances and points of departure for further discussion.
C.S. Lewis is not "pretty," but he is brilliant -
Geoffrey Howard's delivery is nigh-on perfect. Pace, inflection, tone and timber evoke the image of a darkly-lit study and a comfortable chair seated next to the finest modern Christian theologian.
Conversations on Being
I have listened to this more times than I can count. I listen when I need to relax with something positive.
Inflexions that can only happen when listening. The humor comes out in a way very different from reading, I have also read this book and the listening is far better unless one is actually studying the book..
The part about loving our neighbor, and forgiveness. He gives an explanation that I believe anyone, Christian or not would understand.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for answers about the Christian religion.Be it someone first considering Christianity as their religion, New Christians, and Old ones like myself. It gives a refreshing insight to the reasons I became a Christian, and undeniable reasons for it to be true.
After Listening to the Catholic New Testatment and the Catholic Church Cathechism, this book is No. 1.
I compare it somehow with the Roadless Travelled by Scott Peck.
I love his voice. He narrated the book as if he wrote it himself.
No I did not have an extreme reaction. It simply clariffied concepts and helped me make new resolutions to become a better person. It also helped me abandon self-centerness in my religion. Actions speak lourder than words. One thing he says, people need to be reminded of the rules more than taught. Listening to this book makes me want to concentrate more on how I live my life and become the best version of myself by offering everyday to God and learning to be calmed and relaxed when challenges come up. After reading the book I was fascinated and encouraged to to always seek and act the way God wants me to act, regardless of how bad a situation can be.
This is a classic text assembled from CS Lewis' lecture series. A thought provoking work, its like holding up mirror to assess what you believe. The presentation lacked the flair I would have a expected - very monotone rendition.