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

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 (3892 )
5 star
 (2964)
4 star
 (623)
3 star
 (177)
2 star
 (66)
1 star
 (62)
Overall
4.7 (2299 )
5 star
 (1854)
4 star
 (285)
3 star
 (102)
2 star
 (26)
1 star
 (32)
Story
4.6 (2288 )
5 star
 (1631)
4 star
 (433)
3 star
 (160)
2 star
 (36)
1 star
 (28)
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
    15
    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.

    13 of 18 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
  •  
    Lisa United States 01-04-12
    Lisa United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2016

    Mark Twain

    HELPFUL VOTES
    66
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    7
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Everything you'd expect"

    This is a very popular book, and the audiobook is just what you'd expect. Not an extraordinarily captivating performance by the narrator, but you wouldn't expect one. Very important, valuable material is presented- a unique perspective on Christianity from C.S. Lewis that has no-doubt changed many people, and that is what you'd expect. I am glad to have listened to this audiobook. In fact, I own the paperback and could never get through it- but when it's read to you it feels restored to the original intention of a radio program. Worth the credit.

    3 of 5 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
    33
    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
  •  
    ez 02-18-17
    ez 02-18-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "amazing - I am I'm awe of this beautiful mind"

    Almost didn't survive the first couple of chapters but by chapter 11 I was in awe. A nugget ever other paragraph or so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    D.F. 01-29-17
    D.F. 01-29-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Mere Christianity"
    Where does Mere Christianity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very High right along C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    N/A


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

    The book is a non-fiction book, written by C.S. Lewis. So the only character, the one speaking, is C.S. Lewis


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

    I wouldn't make a movie of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Understanding C.S. Lewis' thoughts and writings is always challenging for me. But, so worth it! Specifically, Mere Christianity is a collection of speeches made by C.S. Lewis to the Royal Air Force during WWI. They are written with a very 'conversational' tone. So they are better listened to, than read. Awesome! And so fun to listen to! Listen to the Screwtape Letters too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Bonnie Bury 01-24-17
    Bonnie Bury 01-24-17 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really Enjoyed"

    I love how this is written like a reflective conversation. You really feel like you are listening to your brilliant uncle, friend, father as he imparts his genuine thought out reasons around why, after thorough examination of the facts, careful thought and deep reflection Christianity is just the obvious conclusion. So much to think about and grow from.

    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.