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Mere Christianity Audiobook

Mere Christianity Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice".

©1942 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"Geoffrey Howard's performance is superb; he is clear and unhurried, giving just the right emphasis and/or inflection....Whether or not one agrees with Lewis's arguments, it is a pleasure to hear such a skillful reading of an eloquent work." (Library Journal)

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    Pamela Newton 09-25-12

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    What did you love best about Mere Christianity?

    It's straightforward, unemotional approach to Christianity and how reasonable and sense able it is.


    What aspect of Geoffrey Howard’s performance would you have changed?

    It was too stilted..almost like listening to a computer talk.


    Any additional comments?

    Having read it many years ago, it was good to hear it again though I wish the reader had sounded more human like.

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    Lori 09-24-12
    Lori 09-24-12
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    "Brilliant critical thought, be warned ..."

    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.

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    David Ashville, OH, United States 09-17-12
    David Ashville, OH, United States 09-17-12
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    "Great book! Would definitely recommend."
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    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!

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    Kevin 09-10-12
    Kevin 09-10-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    It was not written for the common man. You need to be a scholar to enjoy this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Hunger Games


    Which scene was your favorite?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I tried to listen to this while driving and there was no way to keep my attention on the book.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent Book"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    susan Port Perry, ON, Canada 08-26-12
    susan Port Perry, ON, Canada 08-26-12 Member Since 2016

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    "One of those books that makes for a better read..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Found it too dry a topic to read well.


    Would you ever listen to anything by C.S. Lewis again?

    Probably - I like reading Lewis - this is the first time I've tried listening to something by him.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Geoffrey Howard?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    Not all great books make great listens...

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    V. Fried 08-20-12
    V. Fried 08-20-12

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    "Great food for thought"
    Where does Mere Christianity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


    Which character – as performed by Geoffrey Howard – was your favorite?

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    Any additional comments?

    C.S. Lewis is not "pretty," but he is brilliant -

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    David United States 08-15-12
    David United States 08-15-12
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    "Christian Apologetics Delivered Effortlessly"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

    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.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Conversations on Being


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    regina kingsport, TN, United States 08-06-12
    regina kingsport, TN, United States 08-06-12
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    "Extrordinary timeless view of Christianity"
    Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

    I have listened to this more times than I can count. I listen when I need to relax with something positive.


    What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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..


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The part about loving our neighbor, and forgiveness. He gives an explanation that I believe anyone, Christian or not would understand.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Berta United States 07-07-12
    Berta United States 07-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome! One can learn how to reach for God here."
    Where does Mere Christianity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    After Listening to the Catholic New Testatment and the Catholic Church Cathechism, this book is No. 1.


    What other book might you compare Mere Christianity to and why?

    I compare it somehow with the Roadless Travelled by Scott Peck.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    I love his voice. He narrated the book as if he wrote it himself.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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