But instead of giving us a dry, theological treatise, Lewis makes the subject extremely personal and practical by showing us how easily natural loves can go wrong and pollute our relationships. He shows that what we often tend to excuse as natural behavior is really selfish and destructive.
Lewis exposes these pitfalls in our loves in order to lead us to the solution, Godlike agape love that God has for men and women and the kind we must develop and nurture in our relationships.
As in his writing, 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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"The chapter on charity (love of God) may be the best thing Lewis ever wrote about Christianity." (Amazon.com)
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
I think i would have prefered the book without chuck colson's narration. The material was very interesting to me a born again believer but for someone who doesn't believe i wouldn't recommend this book.
Yes. Love is a mystery and Lewis is able to make the subject tangible and relevant. By breaking the concept into distinct categories, he gives the reader ways to enhance their participation and appreciation of this distinctly human experience.
He is knows for his scholarly approach to spiritual topics. His reading brings in the humanity and really makes me wish that there existed more of his recordings.
Realizing that there is a lot to love in this life. I liked his reference to recognizing love in just hearing your dog wag its tail and appreciating the sound of it hitting the floor. In this life, sometimes I miss noticing how much I am surrounded by the things I love because I am too consumed by the demands of the day.
I loved hearing C. S. Lewis reading this excellent book delving into the loves we mortals all experience.
Yes. C. S. Lewis' voice was a pleasure to hear
His voice and intonation
The source of all love is God, and agape love can be involved in the other three
This is a very technical discussion about love. That, in and of itself, would not keep me from liking it. My rating of this book probably had more to do with my expectation.
I thought this was going to be a discussion about what the Bible says about love. Instead, it is more about what the intellectual elite would say about love. Lewis does make some interesting points and gives some good food for thought. And if that is all you want/expect, then you may enjoy the book. But I would warn against going into the book expecting a Biblical explanation of love. He uses the Bible some, but it is very clear that the Bible is not the basis of his conclusions. He does talk about how his conclusions affect love in relation to God. But it feels more like using man’s wisdom to try to explain God’s ways. However, if you are interested in a book about love by an intelligent man with a Christian world view, then this book might do quite well.
This brings me to a small annoyance of the book. Lewis comes across as quite arrogant in parts of the book. That may have turned me off to what he was saying.
any there are so many great ones
would avoid him reading his own work
my hero looked really bad. terrible reading; pathetically outdated chauvinistic attitude towards women. And many irrelevant interludes by Chuck Colson, whose theology Lewis would have despised
I rely heavily on reviews from other readers before I make a purchase. I can't believe that this book has such a high rating. I about fell asleep, it is dreadfully dull.
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