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.
Peter Hitchens eloquently articulates his personal observations of atheism as a foundational ideological preference of the totalitarian regime in communist Russia, and puts forward an analytical case for why the same abandonment of Christian principles in modern Europe should be cause for concern. The book is written with poetic brilliance and rational insight, it was an enthralling pleasure to listen to from start to finish.
Peter offers some unique perspectives on post-war British society, the mentality of the generation that grew up in the wake of the second World War, the contrast between a country that still has vestiges of moral grounding in a transcendent authority and that of a country and society which has long been isolated from such obligations, and intriguing insight into his relationship with his (now late) brother, one of the more salient intellectuals of the New Athiest literature, Christopher Hitchens.
This is the first book by Peter I have listened too, and I am extremely glad he took it upon himself to be the voice of his own writings - he is very easy to listen to and speaks with authority and dexterity.
It absolutely was, and that's exactly what I did! Captivated from start to finish!
I really was not prepared for how much I would enjoy this book! I recommend it highly and can't wait to indulge in more of his writings.
This scintillating and idiosyncratic work of literary genius is abundantly more prolific when articulated with lexical dexterity, as is the case with this audiobook. However I make the subjective distinction that it is the best available to purchase, in contrast with the affluently more cultivated version preformed by John Cleese. If one can obtain the adaptation by Mr. Cleese I highly eulogize it.
The letters in their entirety are brilliant at dramatizing, interpreted in Lewis' unique and rationalized way, the conflict of emotions and feelings, thoughts and convictions faced by Christians at all stages of our walk of faith.
When screwtape metamorphosizes into a centipede, a totally unpredicted and amusing twist.
Absolutely. One can lose oneself in the linguistic brilliance and deep analytical thought to find the four hours the audiobook encompass have drifted by swiftly and with the residuum of satisfaction.
Praise be to God!
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