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The Four Loves | [C.S. Lewis]

The Four Loves

In this remarkable audio, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in this century. As in his writings, Lewis doesn't merely tell, he shows the four loves in action with vivid and often humorous illustrations.
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In this remarkable audio, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in this century. In a resonant, baritone voice, Lewis explores the nature of the four Greek words that are translated love in English:

  • Storge (affection)
  • Philia (friendship)
  • Eros (sexual love)
  • Agape (selfless love)

    But instead of giving you a dry, theological treatise, Lewis makes the subject extremely personal and practical by showing you how easily natural loves can go wrong and pollute your relationships. He shows that what you often tend to excuse as natural behavior is really selfish and destructive.

    Lewis exposes these pitfalls in your loves in order to lead you to the solution - Godlike agape love, the kind of love God has for men and women and the kind you must develop and nurture in all relationships.

    As in his writings, Lewis doesn't merely tell, he shows these loves in action with vivid and often humorous illustrations. The images are so realistically drawn and so alive you are sure to recognize someone you know or live with - or maybe even yourself.

    ©1970, 1982, 1994 The Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation, Inc.; Word Publishing

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      Michael Fort Wayne, IN, USA 05-19-03
      Michael Fort Wayne, IN, USA 05-19-03
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      "Outstanding"

      If you are a fan of C.S. Lewis you will adore this program. If you're not a fan I believe you will still be enriched by this brilliant writer. Highly recommended! Be aware, this is an older recording of CS Lewis himself, so the quality while very listenable is not on par with a newer recording. None the less this is one great program.

      39 of 39 people found this review helpful
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      Horatio Manchester, NH, USA 04-25-04
      Horatio Manchester, NH, USA 04-25-04
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      "Great Audio Tape!"

      This is a great audio download to understand the Lewis's theological and philosophical outlook on love. But, if you are looking for an audio of the academic print by Harvest Books on "The Four Loves" this is not the same reading. It does not follow with the text but rather is Lewis's own lecture(which is amazing). Remember, it is not at all word for word from text. But a great lecture by one of literature's superb writers!

      17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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      MT 05-20-04
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      "Exceptional and Enlightening"

      This series offers a rare look into the way we generally think and care about each other. And, it puts forth a brilliant glimpse of how and why God loves us.

      8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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      Alina edmonds, WA, United States 05-06-11
      Alina edmonds, WA, United States 05-06-11
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      "Horrible quality"

      Can't hear anything! The audio sounds muffled and old! I tried to turn up the sound and it made it even worse!

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      John Cretors BRIDGEPORT, IL, US 07-27-12
      John Cretors BRIDGEPORT, IL, US 07-27-12
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      Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or C.S. Lewis?

      Yes


      Who would you have cast as narrator instead of C.S. Lewis?

      Anyone but C.S. Lewis


      Any additional comments?

      I'am upset that Audible would put this poor quality production in their offerings.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      David Frederick, MD 12-21-11
      David Frederick, MD 12-21-11 Member Since 2011
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      This is actually a recording of C.S.Lewis, but the recording is not very good. It is interesting, though, to actually hear Lewis.

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      Dean 04-22-10
      Dean 04-22-10 Member Since 2009

      a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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      "Original Autio of Lewis. :)"

      It is a stunning and humbling listen. I am going to have to get the print version of this four part discussion, too many quotables. This audio version I really cherish as it is one of the few surviving books actually read by Lewis. To hear the authors inflection and emotion when speaking about a topic like love is indispensable.

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      Bonnie Nicholasville, KY, United States 02-28-10
      Bonnie Nicholasville, KY, United States 02-28-10 Member Since 2009
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      "Love Lewis, Hate the Sound Quality"

      C.S. Lewis is a master at making complex truths easy for us regular folk to understand. I have enjoyed (with much enthusiasm) every one of his books I've downloaded here so far, but the sound quality of this edition of "The Four Loves" is so poor I can't clearly hear his words.

      There was no "enhanced version" option for this broadcast. (I guess that's why the price was so low.)

      I will only choose books with "enhanced" versions from now on!!

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      Ellen Wilson lawrenceville, ga USA 05-28-05
      Ellen Wilson lawrenceville, ga USA 05-28-05 Member Since 2004
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      "Can't hear a thing!"

      I downloaded this book using level 3, as always. I can't hear a word he is saying. Clearly recorded live in some church basement. I'm so disappointed that I can't hear this!

      2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Jennifer Griffin Texas 09-12-13
      Jennifer Griffin Texas 09-12-13

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      "WHISPERSYNC NOT AVAILABLE??"
      Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or C.S. Lewis?

      I bought this some time back for my husband, and because I switched computers where it was originally downloaded.. and because they decided to shift to some labor heavy program that makes the simple act of downloading things that I have PAID for a pain in the ass... now I don't have it. I paid for it... but can't have it now. Thanks for nothing!!


      What did you like best about this story?

      Great book.


      What didn’t you like about C.S. Lewis’s performance?

      That I can't download it even though I purchased it.


      Any additional comments?

      I want a refund for the money I spent purchasing it now that I can't download it.

      0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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