©1942 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks
"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)
The way C.S. Lewis distills seemingly complex topics down to their very core and is able to use simple examples and analogies to commonplace situations makes is logic both come to life and seem almost irrefutable.
I loved the fact that this book was not a case for religion nor does it show preference to any particular denomination. Similarly, CS Lewis doesn't intend to defend or promote Christianity relative to any other religion. He simply lays out the facts and outlines the logical conclusions that he reached on his route from Atheism to Christianity. At no point does he take a defensive position but continually presents a proactive and common sense approach that led him to becoming a Christian.
I was shaking my head and nodding in agreement throughout the book. It was a ton a fun to listen to and a great resource for Christians and non-Christians alike.
Maybe not. While I don't have much time to sit down and read, sometimes I wish I could highlight some of the wonderful points. There is bookmarking though, if you have a moment to reach down and click on it.
I don't know. It is like nothing I have ever read. CS Lewis thinks on levels above the general public.
Deep into the realm of possibilities and realities.
This is a fantastic thought provoking argument for the reality of Christianity
Excellent book and recording, but I would have liked shorter tracks so I could rewind smaller sections to review.
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!
It was not written for the common man. You need to be a scholar to enjoy this.
I tried to listen to this while driving and there was no way to keep my attention on the book.
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 -
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