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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

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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    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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    P 06-19-15
    P 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This is why C.S. Lewis is so well known and liked"
    Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

    Absolutely. I plan to listen to this again.


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

    Their are other apologetics books that have similar ideas, but I found that C.S. Lewis stated added some unique perspective. As a former atheist who came to faith in Christ, he offers some very interesting thoughts.


    Any additional comments?

    I not only enjoyed the content of the book itself, but I felt the performance was one of the best I have heard through audible. I would gladly listen to this performer again.

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    terry cantlon 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "If You Want to Understand"

    Mere Christianity is written in a way to be informative about the subject of Christianity to not only the new Christian, but also to one who has earned a master's degree in Theology.

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    Anthony Curtis Dallas, TX 05-29-15
    Anthony Curtis Dallas, TX 05-29-15
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    "So many mysteries explained!"

    I've listened to it at least 25 times. I need to take notes so I don't miss a single ounce of wisdom.

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    misty 04-19-15
    misty 04-19-15
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    "a must read (or listen)"

    He gives you something to think about. my only issue is that the reader says "chapter 11" and the screen reads "chapter 19". This was an issue the entire book. It makes it very difficult to go back and find anything.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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