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.
“Lewis combines a novelist’s insights into motives with a profound religious understanding.” (New York Times Book Review)
This book can change your life, this is CS Lewis at his finest.
The perfect voice of CS Lewis
Both are wonderful
Since Weight of Glory was a sermon - it's great to hear it.
Lewis's logic in Why I am not a Pacifist
easy to understand and done with appropriate emotion.
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.
a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.
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.
I was totally amazed, I must admit , by all the stories that I have listened to here. Being my first time listening to Lewis's writings I loved the way he describes his thoughts on christiananty. Lewis writings make you think.
I'm a passionate and devoted Catholic Christian with a love for fantasy novels. Most of my opinions are formed from my desire to listen to/read books that are not morally offensive and that add value to your life when you're done reading them.
I'm always amazed how Lewis is able to gently challenge me to the core while still making me chuckle. A classic and a must read.
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