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The Weight of Glory | [C. S. Lewis]

The Weight of Glory

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. "The Weight of Glory", considered by many to be Lewis’s finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory.
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Publisher's Summary

Selected from sermons delivered by C. S. Lewis during World War II, these nine addresses show the beloved author and theologian bringing hope and courage in a time of great doubt. "The Weight of Glory", considered by many to be Lewis’s finest sermon of all, is an incomparable explication of virtue, goodness, desire, and glory.

Also included are: “Transposition”, “On Forgiveness”, “Why I Am Not a Pacifist”, and “Learning in War-Time”, in which Lewis presents his compassionate vision of Christianity in language that is both lucid and compelling.

Clive Staples (C. S.) Lewis (1898–1963) was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. His major contributions in literary criticism, children’s literature, fantasy literature, and popular theology brought him international renown and acclaim. He wrote more than 30 books, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. His most distinguished and popular accomplishments include The Chronicles of Narnia, Out of the Silent Planet, The Screwtape Letters, and Mere Christianity.

©1949 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; renewed 1976, revised 1980 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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“Lewis combines a novelist’s insights into motives with a profound religious understanding.” (New York Times Book Review)

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    Lyle East Greenwich, RI, United States 01-17-12
    Lyle East Greenwich, RI, United States 01-17-12
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    "Indispensible Lewis"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Weight of Glory to be better than the print version?

    Both are wonderful
    Since Weight of Glory was a sermon - it's great to hear it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weight of Glory?

    Lewis's logic in Why I am not a Pacifist


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    easy to understand and done with appropriate emotion.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Frisco, TX, United States 07-08-12
    Dan Frisco, TX, United States 07-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    If you could sum up The Weight of Glory in three words, what would they be?

    This book can change your life, this is CS Lewis at his finest.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Weight of Glory?

    First chapter


    What about Ralph Cosham’s performance did you like?

    The perfect voice of CS Lewis


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Greatness

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Knitting Nerd Melbourne, Australia 11-23-13
    Knitting Nerd Melbourne, Australia 11-23-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Thought provoking and deeply encouraging"

    Wonderful selection of Lewis' writings, full of encouragement and deep thought. The title essay is particularly valuable and made me long to know Jesus better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 03-04-13
    Dean 03-04-13 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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    "Lewis by one who knew him best."

    This is a collection of messages by a master story teller. Even when Britian was in the throughts of war Lewis puts things into perspective. There is some commentatry between Lewis's messages puting into context the man and the time he was speaking, though it all is as current today, as when he spoke the words for the first time. The only thing that would make me like it more,was if there were surviving original recordings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Velma 02-12-13
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    What would have made The Weight of Glory better?

    Not sure. I guess I wanted to hear one of C.S. Lewis sermons. Not and explanation about his illness.


    What could C. S. Lewis have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Did not get the impression this was a C.S Lewis book


    What didn’t you like about Ralph Cosham’s performance?

    Sound is if he was whinning all the time.


    What character would you cut from The Weight of Glory?

    Do not know


    0 of 10 people found this review helpful
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