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.
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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.
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!
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.
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!!
That I can't download it even though I purchased it.
I want a refund for the money I spent purchasing it now that I can't download it.
Anyone but C.S. Lewis
I'am upset that Audible would put this poor quality production in their offerings.
This is actually a recording of C.S.Lewis, but the recording is not very good. It is interesting, though, to actually hear 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.
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!!
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!
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