©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)
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!
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 -
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.
Conversations on Being
I have listened to this more times than I can count. I listen when I need to relax with something positive.
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..
The part about loving our neighbor, and forgiveness. He gives an explanation that I believe anyone, Christian or not would understand.
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.
After Listening to the Catholic New Testatment and the Catholic Church Cathechism, this book is No. 1.
I compare it somehow with the Roadless Travelled by Scott Peck.
I love his voice. He narrated the book as if he wrote it himself.
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.
This is a classic text assembled from CS Lewis' lecture series. A thought provoking work, its like holding up mirror to assess what you believe. The presentation lacked the flair I would have a expected - very monotone rendition.
Core of Christianity without all the religous theology; just plain makes sense. Compelling case.
Easy to listen to.
Worth your time
Logic of Christianity
Made me thing and ponder.......which means that it was a well written book.
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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