For a long time I've been what my friends jokingly call a "recovering Catholic", but lately, I've been looking for critical thinking around Christianity. This is an incredible resource to open the mind to ideas I'd grown up with, but not fully understood--or at least had taken the time to think through. An excellent book for those who are thinking of their faith. A short course in theology.
I am not a christian, but I do find myself wondering about religion. The main reason I have not yet been a religious man is that I am a scientist and an incredible sceptic. This book is christianity explained for the scientific and sceptically mind.
The conversational tone of the reader augments the style of C. S. Lewis' sometimes dry writing and forms a amazing reading of a work that is timeless.
This is a book that has been on my shelf for years and I have never been motivated to get through it. However, this particular book works extremely well in the audio format. After a slightly slow start, I found myself enthralled and listened for many hours straight. It is also a book that I plan to listen to again and again over the years so it was an excellent use of a book credit. C.S. Lewis presents a very logical and detailed analysis of the existence of God and validity of Christianity. I highly recommend the book to anyone searching for the truth as well as to those of us who can grow from a well reasoned argument for faith in God and Christ.
The most inspiring detailed and logical book on Christianity I've ever had the pleasure to read/listen to. The narrator is pleasent to listen to. A++++
Geoffrey Howard does an excellent job reading this great work by CS Lewis. He has a very pleasant sounding British accent not harsh like some. Mere Christianity is a must read for anyone.
This book is great whether or not you are a Christian. It doesn't matter what you believe before you read this book, it will still have a profound impact on how you view life! The world needs more people who can express reason as articulately as CS Lewis. And a great performance as well.
Lewis lays out so clearly, logically and in balance what Jesus came to do in those who are open to his presence and work. A must-read for every Christian and every non-Christian who finds Christianity disappointing, confusing, or even terrible.
I am a preacher.. and a scientist.. and if you struggle to marry Faith and Science.. which I never could understand since a child that had no doubt there was a God.. then listen to Lewis's rationalization that I figured out as a kid... but unlike me, he was an atheist... turned Christian.. and I was a catholic with no doubt of God.. but doubted what man was telling me. This is essential information for all to hear.