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Mere Christianity is C.S. Lewis' forceful and accessible doctrine of Christian belief. First heard as informal radio broadcasts and then published as three separate books, The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity brings together what Lewis sees as the fundamental truths of the religion. Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity's many denominations, C.S. Lewis finds a common ground on which all those who have Christian faith can stand together, proving that "at the center of each there is something, or a Someone, who against all divergences of belief, all differences of temperament, all memories of mutual persecution, speaks with the same voice".
©1942 C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd.; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

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"Geoffrey Howard's performance is superb; he is clear and unhurried, giving just the right emphasis and/or inflection....Whether or not one agrees with Lewis's arguments, it is a pleasure to hear such a skillful reading of an eloquent work." (Library Journal)

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Clive Staples Lewis what a man...

I never have read no heard outside of holy text insights as to how humans think then what Clive Staples Lewis presents in Mere Christianity I was very pleased to read these words and to hear these words they are a Comfort

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Excellent analogies

Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

Yes. I have listened 3 times. It helped me understand how God can be everywhere all the time.

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

God as author of our world. There is not a character in any book that the author did not intentionally add. God has chosen to have each of us her the way we are.

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Best description of Christianity

If you could sum up Mere Christianity in three words, what would they be?

This is just a logical book. It tells you what Christianity is. There's no fluff, there's no "I'm better because I'm a Christian" in this, but rather it's just a logical basis of what it means to be a Christian. Not the church goers you see at the office, not even a lot of the churchgoers you see at church but what the religion itself is, and what it means. I am a Christian and this was the first christian book I've ever listend to or read that breaks down Christianity logically. I am a numbers person and very logical minded, not an emotional based person and I thought it was fabulous just how simple he made it to understand. I would recommend this to Christians and non Christians alike.

Who was your favorite character and why?

This book has no characters as it is a summation of lectures put together in book form.

What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought he was a great narrator.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The entire book was so logical. There were very many "ah ha" moments for me.

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  • Jan
  • PointBlank, TX, United States
  • 06-20-14

Hard listen

This book had a very good message. I might even listen to it again but it was very deep. I would listen to it for a while and then come back to it. I needed to stop and think about it. I didn't care for the accent with this book. It sounded too high brow. This was a book about a loving God.

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For anyone asking "What is Christianity?"

What did you love best about Mere Christianity?

I love that C.S.Lewis does not let the reader assume anything. When he comes to a point or a conclusion he doesn't stop and assume that it answers all the readers questions and jump ahead; rather he forces you to see all possibilities first. As a Christian it was rather pleasant to hear these arguments for the case of Christianity from a skeptics view-point.

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

“My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
-C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity.

Which scene was your favorite?

The entire 'book one'

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A Case for Christianity.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest looking up C.S. Lewis and his background when it came to religion and his becoming a christian. He was an intelligent and skeptical man which made him very thorough. For me, knowing his personal story gave more weight to his words then anything else.

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  • RB
  • Midlothian, TX, United States
  • 03-15-14

Those who do not believe - beware

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

You will need to listen to this at least 4 times. Some paragraphs have to be thought on. He says more in 1 sentence than most authors do in an entire book. He takes the logic from the moral law to core vile sins of man.

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

The Moral law over-rides instinct - awesome logic. Pride the worst sin. It was why the devil became the devil. Read that chapter.

Which scene was your favorite?

The illustration of the ships and morality.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me think - and solidify my faith.

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Practical information presented in layman terms.

Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

This narrator did a fine job, I like his voice inflections & Mr. Lewis' use of language is quite engaging, I just like the way he says what he says. A very homey and comfortable listen. After listening to this in audio format I intent to buy a hard copy and highlight or underline several passages because of how good they are.

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

So much of what the author says in this book just makes sense in a way I had not thought of before.

Any additional comments?

This book is nothing like i had imagined it to be, i.e. not tech manual-ish or antique-y.

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  • Jason
  • Chilton, WI, United States
  • 02-04-14

MIND BLOWING!!

Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

Yes, I have already listened to it 3 times and I pick new things up every time I listen to it.

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

YES

Any additional comments?

Amazing Book! A MUST read!

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Clear Concise

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

Yes because it allowed for inflection where I would otherwise have left out

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

Amazingly thought through case for Christ. I loved it.

What does Geoffrey Howard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Inflection, as mentioned above

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me laugh in parts. CS Lewis can have a sense of humour even in serious topics

Any additional comments?

A must read for all searching for a logical approach to human nature

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Do NOT pass this book by!

Would you listen to Mere Christianity again? Why?

Absolutely, I have already listened to it three times and will continue to do so for the rest of my life.

Any additional comments?

What an amazing look into the mind of one of Christianities greatest modern thinkers. Lewis is funny, loving, challenging and insightful. You will learn something new each time you listen to this classic book!

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