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"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)
Yes, there is so much insight in this book I will go over it again and again.
All of the books by C.S. Lewis in this series are wonderful. If you are seeking to have a better relationship with God and people in general give these a listen.
An easy listen. You can just hear CS Lewis explaining his beliefs!
Outstanding logical arguments for the truth of the word and Christ!
I never thought of it that way.
The ideas needed to be re-read so to speak to, for me. I feel like I would like a paper copy as well.
There is a lot to digest in this book. I suspect listening to it multiple times is like peeling the onion of understanding
Very expressive reading, which helps because some parts can be a bit dry
The metaphor of requiring dark to appreciate light in terms of why evil must exist was worth the entire listening.
Yes and have, but this book was either more than I could handle that day or it went over my head, I found it boring
Boreing to me
this is one of the classic books to Christianity! a bit intellectual written in the prose of that day! CS Lewis anticipates the questions much like Paul does in Romans. he answers them from the word of God and there was a couple questions you left unanswered according to the word of God.
This is excellent for a new to the faith and old!
in today's often ass backwards society who disregard the truth this is some good stuff
I thought his British accent took some you getting used to but I liked it in the and
serious book a very serious book.. If I sat around and thought about all the things which were present in the life of CS Lewis and today I would cry
Mere Christianity is one of Lewis' greatest apologetic works. It is required reading (or listening) for every serious Christian, be they Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant. This presentation is very well done. One could imagine Lewis sounding like Howard.
the beautiful voice, the sense of humor the simple logical explanation
no i heard it twice but not in one sitting!
This is a powerful book! Like so many things in life, it gets better with age. I first read the book when I was in my twenties. It was good then, but is wonderful now. With experience comes understanding. This book has become a great comfort for me.
This book is about Clive and his relationship with God. God became my favorite character.
Geoffrey is a great reader. I listen to a lot of books, and I could listen to him all day. He is so good that you forget someone is reading to you!
I am an avid reader, but I am starting a new business and I don't get a lot of time to read anymore. Reading takes time. It is not an activity that you can take part in while "multi-tasking." For this reason, I love audiobooks.
Very good and was tempted to return the audio book but read a older review that the book get better the further you get into to it and it does.
"Why it is logical to be a Christian"
As a discontented agnostic I was looking for a work that might help me to accept the Christian religion or (conversely and less satisfactorily) reject it, once and for all, and get on with the rest of my life without bothering further with it. I decided to give this book the chance to fulfill this extremely tall order. Has it done so? At the moment I am still unsure but what I can say is that it has raised some very important questions which I had not previously considered. Being of only average intelligence I do not pretend to understand all the points he makes but most of it will be readily accessable and understandable to most people. Lewis's central hypothesis seems to be that there is a rule of human nature ,which we all instictivley acknowlege, that we should be 'good'. He goes on to establish (or at least he believes he has established) that this rule is not man made and therefore logically must come from a god. Thereafter he goes into more detail about the Christian God he believes in and the basic principals of the Christian faith.
I have listened to it once and found it interesting and informative. I am currently listening to it for a second time, and hope that I will understand more this time around. I am sure it will help with my quest and if you have a similar one that it will help you.
One final word of warning. This book is a book of it's time - the 1940's. Some of Lewis's statements about e.g. women, homosexuals and war - are strickingly non PC. Although dis-inclined to accept his views on these subjects I do not think that this negates his entire thesis, but if you would be inclined to do so it may not be the book for you.
this a great book and the narrators voice is well matched to the text. I read this book when I was 17 and it formed a solid foundation for my faith. The simplicity of Lewis' style hides the depth of the thought he outlines. I can't recommend this more highly as a book, and as an audiobook it works. If you have faith or are seeking to understand what faith in Jesus is all about then this is the book for you.It is also a great learning resource for those who would like to explain their faith in a clearer way.
"An Essential Reading for Every Christian"
Highly recommended. This work tackles many fundamental questions involved in Christianity. Moreover, it is purposefully written in a denomination free manner. Lewis managed to convey deep thoughts using plain English.
I agree with all the points that C.S. Lewis is trying to establish. Even though, some supporting arguments / illustrations / analogues are not 100% watertight (when examined at epistemology level). However, it is a minor if not trivial price to pay in exchange of assessability.
Brilliant! A classic, beautifully spoken.
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