Mere Christianity

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
5 out of 5 stars (9,582 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, Mere Christianity has sold millions of copies worldwide.

This audiobook brings together C. S. Lewis' legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to "explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times."

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, Mere Christianity provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

©1980 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Clear Christianity

First off, I must give Julian Rhind-Tutt's narration five stars. It was easy to understand his words due to excellent diction. Also, when a passionate, or emphasized, word or phrase was to be told, it was delivered very well, sometimes giving goosebumps.

As far as the author, I give C.S. Lewis high praise for the ease in which he explains every idea. No matter what the subject, he'll give an analogy that even the simplest of minds (like mine) will clearly understand. You'll finish listening to the sentence saying "That makes perfect sense."

I was once an atheist (as Lewis was) and this inspired my purchase of the book a while ago. I did not actually read/listen to it - thinking that our different denominations would come into ply - but my pastor gave it as a side-read earlier this month. So, I dove in and I found, despite our different denominations, Lewis explained the path to salvation clearly, with the highest common sense imaginable.

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Interesting to an atheist

I enjoyed this book very much. While Lewis hasn't quite converted me to Christianity, he has given me a much deeper and more nuanced understanding of the religion's basic teachings and ideas than I could have ever scrounged up on my own. Overall an enjoyable listen - Julian Rhind-Tutt is delightfully British.

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Mere Christianity, complex ideas in simple terms

C.S. Lewis was a Britt, so it's only fitting to have a British narrator. The content was originally intended for radio, so listening flows naturally. The chapters are short too-- 10--20 minutes. A great starter!

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Fabulous. A must read!

Fabulous. A must read! This book is all "meat" and not a quick listen; the kind where you listen to a chapter or two a day and let it digest. I highly recommend it!

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incredible

Narrator speaks at the perfect pace. Easy to understand and very powerful. A must read for everyone Christian or not

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Good theology and logical analysis

Good explanation and I loved the logical analysis and theology. He has a very good way of explaining the complicated in a simplified easy to understand way.

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Excellent Explainations

Where does Mere Christianity rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is about the best for this type of genre.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mere Christianity?

The book explained things that puzzle some people about Christianity with simple, clear, well thought out explanations.

Which character – as performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt – was your favorite?

No characters in this book. Did a good job of reading nonfiction book.

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

I wanted to stop and relisten to it so I could digest what was being said.

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This is one of the best books on Christianity that I have every read. It is well worth the time and money. I recommend the kindle companion with this book.

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wonderful. life-changing. eye-opening.

so easy to listen and let it wash over you. so simple. so true. put into such simple terms that make complete sense. very Orthodox in it's truth

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timeless book

Would you consider the audio edition of Mere Christianity to be better than the print version?

no i still like the print but i love being able to listen while i drive and to have it on in the back ground while i work

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every time i read this book i learn something new. i picked up this audio book to add to my devotional time. and i am glad i did

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Great christian insights from another era

Lewis makes some good points in this but also a few mundane ones. Overall, it makes for a nice and easy listen.

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