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)
I love CS Lewis but would love it narrated but a more upbeat sounding speaker
very inspirational - some good reminders
it was too dry. The man is a genius but his voice is a tad bit monotonous.
Yes I would - the content is fabulous and enriching although be warned CS Lewis speaks slowly and if you are not accustomed to listening to accents you may get distracted.
A great listen that really gets to the heart of what love in all different forms can mean and most importantly accurately corrects the many ways which people believe they are experiencing love but are tragically mistaken.
Student of C. S. Lewis. Interested in long books and good stories.
It is really, the most remarkable book. And on top of that, C S Lewis himself is reading it to you.
CS Lewis' book The Four Loves was a fantastic find at audible.com. I've spent the last few months reading/listening to CS Lewis' major works but to be able to hear the authors own voice speak so eloquently on love was truly an unforgettable #audible book experience. I have heard pastors before speak on the different types of love before but as always CS Lewis does it best.
I love and admire CS Lewis and have pretty much read his entire body of work. The four Loves is by far his weakest work. The section on "Philia" is particularly lame. A lot of free floating notions built on nothing more than his own experience.
I didn't read the print version, but I loved that this was a recording of CS Lewis directly. It was completely awesome to know what the writer sounds like and to hear such an amazing theologen speaking.
Learning how all the loves intertwine as well as the differences between them. It breaks down love to the point where you can understand things like loving your enemy verses those who you love with feeling.
There were no characters.
No, this book did not make me laugh or cry, but rather just helped to open my eyes to the dynamic of love. I also wish English had various words to break down this single word that has so many meanings.
I would listen to the four loves again because the substance of the book is solid.
The four loves is one of the best works of C.S. Lewis. He is very informative in this book and not at all out of his philosophical depth as in "The abolition of man". He provides good insights and clarifications as well as warnings. So i would most compare the four loves to "Mere Christianity".
In a sermon on transposition (found in "The weight of glory") Lewis gives a very helpful analogy whcih begins with the fact that since there are more vowel sounds then there are vowels in our alphabet some vowels must make more than one sound. He would do well to remember this when he speaks as his pronunciation of many words is frightful. My mind always cringed when he would pronounce Agape as Ahh-guh-pee. However this can be overlooked since his topic is so well covered and he is so very British.
Very eclectic when it comes to books & music.
Hearing Lewis read the book himself!
I really can't think of one at the moment.
Again, hearing Lewis read the book himself.
Finding different ways to love.
As a Classical Greek minor, I was a little disappointed that Lewis (a Greek scholar himself) only discussed four words for love in Greek. There are at least seven that I'm aware of. Despite this flaw, however, I highly recommend this audiobook, even though I'm an Atheist. :)
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