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The Four Loves | [C.S. Lewis]

The Four Loves

In this remarkable recording, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the twentieth 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 or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love).
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Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable recording, C.S. Lewis shows why millions of readers have acclaimed him the greatest spokesman for Christianity in the twentieth 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 or romantic love) and "agape" (selfless love).

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.

© and (P)1970, 1982, 1994, 2004 by The Episcopal Media Center

What the Critics Say

"The chapter on charity (love of God) may be the best thing Lewis ever wrote about Christianity." (Amazon.com)

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    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 12-21-13
    Stephen Red Bluff, CA, United States 12-21-13 Member Since 2003

    You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark GILROY, CA, United States 09-07-13
    Mark GILROY, CA, United States 09-07-13 Member Since 2005
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    "I didn't know C.S. Lewis has such a dry wit."
    Would you listen to The Four Loves again? Why?

    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.


    What does C.S. Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    What did you learn from The Four Loves that you would use in your daily life?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Frank F. Baugh Franklin, TN United States 07-02-12
    Frank F. Baugh Franklin, TN United States 07-02-12
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    "It is wonderful to hear his voice!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Four Loves the most enjoyable?

    I loved hearing C. S. Lewis reading this excellent book delving into the loves we mortals all experience.


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    GKB Hood River, OR, United States 04-02-12
    GKB Hood River, OR, United States 04-02-12
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    "I liked it very a alot"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. C. S. Lewis' voice was a pleasure to hear


    What does C.S. Lewis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His voice and intonation


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    The source of all love is God, and agape love can be involved in the other three


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roger SAINT PETERS, MO, United States 01-24-06
    Roger SAINT PETERS, MO, United States 01-24-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Very Technical"

    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.

    5 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    David Roosevelt, NJ, United States 08-22-12
    David Roosevelt, NJ, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you try another book from C.S. Lewis and/or C.S. Lewis?

    yes


    What other book might you compare The Four Loves to and why?

    any there are so many great ones


    Would you be willing to try another one of C.S. Lewis’s performances?

    would avoid him reading his own work


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    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

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steve Orem, UT, USA 05-03-05
    Steve Orem, UT, USA 05-03-05 Member Since 2001
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    "It about put me to sleep"

    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.

    5 of 25 people found this review helpful
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