We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
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.
Regular Price:$17.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (3403 )
5 star
 (2527)
4 star
 (578)
3 star
 (177)
2 star
 (64)
1 star
 (57)
Overall
4.7 (1863 )
5 star
 (1460)
4 star
 (251)
3 star
 (101)
2 star
 (24)
1 star
 (27)
Story
4.5 (1847 )
5 star
 (1276)
4 star
 (367)
3 star
 (145)
2 star
 (34)
1 star
 (25)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Elizabeth Tampa, FL, USA 08-25-08
    Elizabeth Tampa, FL, USA 08-25-08
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Thought-provoking theological philosophy"

    For a long time I've been what my friends jokingly call a "recovering Catholic", but lately, I've been looking for critical thinking around Christianity. This is an incredible resource to open the mind to ideas I'd grown up with, but not fully understood--or at least had taken the time to think through. An excellent book for those who are thinking of their faith. A short course in theology.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Marc Pasadena, CA, USA 04-09-07
    Marc Pasadena, CA, USA 04-09-07 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    14
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "To the scientists"

    I am not a christian, but I do find myself wondering about religion. The main reason I have not yet been a religious man is that I am a scientist and an incredible sceptic. This book is christianity explained for the scientific and sceptically mind.

    12 of 17 people found this review helpful
  •  
    James Marenisco, MI, USA 08-17-05
    James Marenisco, MI, USA 08-17-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    120
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    19
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Excellent Reading of an Great Book"

    The conversational tone of the reader augments the style of C. S. Lewis' sometimes dry writing and forms a amazing reading of a work that is timeless.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lea 03-21-06
    Lea 03-21-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great in audio format"

    This is a book that has been on my shelf for years and I have never been motivated to get through it. However, this particular book works extremely well in the audio format. After a slightly slow start, I found myself enthralled and listened for many hours straight. It is also a book that I plan to listen to again and again over the years so it was an excellent use of a book credit. C.S. Lewis presents a very logical and detailed analysis of the existence of God and validity of Christianity. I highly recommend the book to anyone searching for the truth as well as to those of us who can grow from a well reasoned argument for faith in God and Christ.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Francine Moncton, NB, Canada 12-08-05
    Francine Moncton, NB, Canada 12-08-05
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Fantastic!"

    The most inspiring detailed and logical book on Christianity I've ever had the pleasure to read/listen to. The narrator is pleasent to listen to. A++++

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    BenQ Greenville, SC, USA 03-01-09
    BenQ Greenville, SC, USA 03-01-09 Member Since 2015

    BenQ

    HELPFUL VOTES
    31
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Excellent reading by Geoffrey Howard"

    Geoffrey Howard does an excellent job reading this great work by CS Lewis. He has a very pleasant sounding British accent not harsh like some. Mere Christianity is a must read for anyone.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pierre 04-25-16
    Pierre 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "worth it"

    great book with good insights - but not as practical as I expected ito apologetics

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 04-22-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book"

    great narrator....I enjoyed listening to this work. C.S. Lewis is worth your time and has several good reads.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Stephen 04-17-16
    Stephen 04-17-16 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Magnificent"

    This is an incredible revelation on so many tough concepts in the Christian faith.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    scott marczynski 04-16-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Valuable information for all who listen."

    I have listened to this recording several times and each time I get a better understanding of this book as well as the Bible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Amazon Customer
    12/10/10
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "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
    Overall
    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant! A classic, beautifully spoken.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.