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Mere Christianity Audiobook

Mere Christianity Audiobook

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.
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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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    Paul A Dicke Peoria, IL, US 06-18-12
    Paul A Dicke Peoria, IL, US 06-18-12
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    "My Favorite Christian Book- a keeper"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Core of Christianity without all the religous theology; just plain makes sense. Compelling case.


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to.


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    Matthew B 06-18-12
    Matthew B 06-18-12
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    "Worth your time"
    If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    Worth your time


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

    Logic of Christianity


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

    Not applicable


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

    Made me thing and ponder.......which means that it was a well written book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book presents common place truths in a unique and enlightening light. I enjoyed the perspectives and will reference them in the future.

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    Daekeun Yorba Linda, CA, United States 06-18-12
    Daekeun Yorba Linda, CA, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent content; reader a little dry"
    What made the experience of listening to Mere Christianity the most enjoyable?

    The content of the book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The apologetic of the Christian faith


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was a bit dry and unemotional which took away from some of the key parts.


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

    Most of part I


    Any additional comments?

    Would recommend it to anybody who is seeking to find out more about the Christian faith. C.S. Lewis has an amazing ability to walk you through all the doubts and fears that most go through.

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    Gary S. Smith Maui 06-18-12
    Gary S. Smith Maui 06-18-12

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    "A Must Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Mere Christianity the most enjoyable?

    It explained why God must exist. Up until listening to the audio book I wasn't really sure.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

    The importance of marrriage.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Couldn't do it in one settng.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tami 06-05-12
    Tami 06-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Deep stuff well read"
    Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or Geoffrey Howard?

    Yes for Lewis and Geoffrey Howard


    Has Mere Christianity turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Mere Christianity?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    I was concerned that complex Christian theology would be hard to follow by ear. But since the book was based on radio talks, it was easy to follow but still thought provoking.

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    Craig Genoa City, WI, United States 05-21-12
    Craig Genoa City, WI, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2010

    An avid book "listener". As I own my own dental lab,I make teeth sitting at a bench all day, I have plenty of time to enjoy Audible titles

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    "Excellent Read of an Excellent Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

    I would not, though as an additional source it has much to recomend it. Own this book if you do not already, since you may, like me, wish to make notes and check references.


    Any additional comments?

    Very practical book with concise explainations of the fundamentals of "Christianity" and not of religion.

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    Matthew L. Kunkel Atlanta, GA USA 05-21-12
    Matthew L. Kunkel Atlanta, GA USA 05-21-12 Listener Since 2010

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    "Good presentation of great material"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

    Geoffrey Howard does a good job of making the text easily accessible but giving Lewis' writing style its due in the presentation. The audio presentation helped to move along what might have been more tedious reading.


    What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    His accent works very well as a representative of Lewis' style.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, but that's because the subject material takes a good bit of pondering and meditation to appreciate.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is a classic for a good reason. I've listened to the audio book twice, so far (with a couple others between listenings), and I will probably get one or two more listenings out of it in the near future, as there is so much to soak in.

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    Christian Bronx, NY, United States 05-07-12
    Christian Bronx, NY, United States 05-07-12
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    "incredible"
    What made the experience of listening to Mere Christianity the most enjoyable?

    the content


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

    the sincerity of the author


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

    priceless


    Any additional comments?

    an execellent testimony of faith for both believer and non-believers

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul ST BONIFACIUS, MN, United States 04-04-12
    Paul ST BONIFACIUS, MN, United States 04-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Better than Original Radio Broadcast"
    If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, challenging, Changing


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

    C. S. Lewis originally gave Mere Christianity as a radio broadcast. I felt that Geoffrey Howard captured this medium and I was instantly hooked.


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

    I laugh at Lewis' ability to push the envelop and challenge my preconceived ideas.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended for those investigating the Christian faith - beware, may be life-changing.

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    Derek United States 03-29-12
    Derek United States 03-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully written and simple. Great Author"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

    The way that C.S. Lewis is so witty in his writing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No Comment


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Great book! I will be purchasing more C.S. Lewis books.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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