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Mere Christianity | [C.S. Lewis]

Mere Christianity

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

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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)

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    Elizabeth Tampa, FL, USA 08-25-08
    Elizabeth Tampa, FL, USA 08-25-08
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    "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.

    7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Marc Pasadena, CA, USA 04-09-07
    Marc Pasadena, CA, USA 04-09-07 Member Since 2003
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    "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.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    James Marenisco, MI, USA 08-17-05
    James Marenisco, MI, USA 08-17-05
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    "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.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Lea 03-21-06
    Lea 03-21-06
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    "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
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    Francine Moncton, NB, Canada 12-08-05
    Francine Moncton, NB, Canada 12-08-05
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    "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++++

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    BenQ Greenville, SC, USA 03-01-09
    BenQ Greenville, SC, USA 03-01-09 Member Since 2013

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    "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
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    big e 07-31-15
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    "Mere Christianity is a must read for Theologian's"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would not have read or had the time to read it but to listen on audible has allowed me to get a a core understanding from one who has an in depth well of knowledge and understanding. I donot agree with some of his opinions but the overall concept that he intruces , I applaud with 5*.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamara Lynnwood, WA, United States 07-23-15
    Tamara Lynnwood, WA, United States 07-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "It builds to a magnificent ending"

    I don't agree with everything in this book but it certainly is very powerful and for the parts I agree with it is everything a book could be on how to be one's true shining Self. By the way, I don't recommend reading only the ending. It's really necessary to build on his premises before it can be all put together.

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    Tim Mahoney Kapaa, HI 07-21-15
    Tim Mahoney Kapaa, HI 07-21-15
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    "Amazing!"

    This book taught me more about God's word than many years of church, and my own reading of the Bible. It brought me to a major turning point in my faith and life.

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    David 07-17-15
    David 07-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Timeless truth"
    Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

    Yes, there are so many truths and the examples are excellent, but to truly internalise everything, I will have to listen to it again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    Have you listened to any of Geoffrey Howard’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, however his voice and style is fantastic.


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

    It astonished me every now and then it answered questions I didn't even know I had.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone, it doesn't matter if you are religious or not, this book will set your thought in motion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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