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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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    JW Purdy Richmond, Texas 04-13-13
    JW Purdy Richmond, Texas 04-13-13 Member Since 2015

    JW Purdy

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    "Stop and buy this one now"
    Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

    Yes, there is so much insight in this book I will go over it again and again.


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

    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.


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    Paul United States 03-17-13
    Paul United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Exceptional"
    What made the experience of listening to Mere Christianity the most enjoyable?

    An easy listen. You can just hear CS Lewis explaining his beliefs!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Outstanding logical arguments for the truth of the word and Christ!


    What about Geoffrey Howard’s performance did you like?

    Excellent!


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

    I never thought of it that way.


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    susan 03-04-13
    susan 03-04-13
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    "Pretty deep! Might be better to read it!"
    Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or Geoffrey Howard?

    oh yes


    Did Mere Christianity inspire you to do anything?

    Think deeper!


    Any additional comments?

    The ideas needed to be re-read so to speak to, for me. I feel like I would like a paper copy as well.

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    Road Reader 03-03-13
    Road Reader 03-03-13
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    "Interestingapproach to reachable theology"
    Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

    There is a lot to digest in this book. I suspect listening to it multiple times is like peeling the onion of understanding


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

    Very expressive reading, which helps because some parts can be a bit dry


    Any additional comments?

    The metaphor of requiring dark to appreciate light in terms of why evil must exist was worth the entire listening.

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    Karyn 02-20-13
    Karyn 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good, but couldn't get into it"
    Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or Geoffrey Howard?

    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


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Boreing to me


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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    puck st. louis 02-20-13
    puck st. louis 02-20-13 Member Since 2013
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    "5's all around! this is one of the classic books"
    What made the experience of listening to Mere Christianity the most enjoyable?

    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


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

    I thought his British accent took some you getting used to but I liked it in the and


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

    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


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    Paul D. Soper 02-19-13
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    "Excellent Presentation of a Christian Classic"

    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.

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    mayra United States 02-12-13
    mayra United States 02-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Love the simple articulate explanation"
    What did you love best about Mere Christianity?

    the beautiful voice, the sense of humor the simple logical explanation


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    n/a


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

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

    no i heard it twice but not in one sitting!


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    Tracy 01-31-13
    Tracy 01-31-13
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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    This book is about Clive and his relationship with God. God became my favorite character.


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

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vincent PERARLAND, TX, United States 12-26-12
    Vincent PERARLAND, TX, United States 12-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Does take off slow but gets better"

    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.

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    12/10/10
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julien
    cumbernauld, nrth lanarkshire, United Kingdom
    12/16/09
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    "simply deep"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jia
    MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
    5/4/12
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth Davies
    8/1/07
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant! A classic, beautifully spoken.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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